CGM Alarms have the Worst Timing!

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I love my CGM. About 95% of the time it is accurate and it really helps to review trends and see where adjustments need to be made. I have become so dependent on it that I couldn’t imagine my life without it. With that being said, sometimes it REALLY annoys me. I have my high/low alarms set up and every single day of my life I go outside those lines and I get a nice alarm. Sometimes I get an alarm because it has lost my sensor. A lost sensor alarm happens way more than I’d like, especially overnight. Both types of alarms are annoying. I thought I’d make a list of the five WORST timings for the alarms to go off:


New Medtronic CareLink Reports!

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Last week, Medtronic revealed their new CareLink CGM reports. I had always wanted access to the same reports that my endocrinologist reviews but never thought to ask Medtronic to make them available. I’m glad others did because Medtronic said they received many requests for these reports. Medtronic released a blog post about the new reports that you can check out here.


Diabetes Changes-part 2

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Tuesday, I wrote about a topic from Diabetes Blog Week from last year. Last DBlog Week also had another topic that I wanted to revisit and that was the topic on Changes. I wrote about changes I want to see happen but I’d also like to talk about the changes that I’ve seen happen in my 22, almost 23 years with the disease.





CGM woes

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Last week was a very frustrating week. I started to type a blog entry when I was mad, but my husband talked some sense into me and told me it would probably be better to cool off first. I tweeted a lot about my frustrations but in case you don’t follow me on Twitter, I’ll […]



Medtronic 530G insulin pump and Enlite Sensor review

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Back in May I upgraded to the new Medtronic 530G insulin pump and Enlite sensor.  I started the new pump right away but I waited until I used up some of my old sensors (since Medtronic wouldn’t take back the ones I had bought with the old sensor after upgrading to the new sensor) and […]


CGM issues

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When my continuous glucose monitor works, it’s probably the best thing to happen to my life with diabetes since the insulin pump.  It gives me peace of mind that everything is working properly.  Days when I’m not wearing it, I freak out and test way more often than I probably need to or I don’t […]