That was me this morningâ€¦ after seeing this:
And again when I saw this:
These were taken an hour apart. Granted, the one at 9:45am was sort of accurate with my meter reading, but I attributed it to the fact that I had eaten a Special K cereal bar and I figured it caused the spike. Then, and hour later, (as you can see) I was shocked to see that the Dexcom was reading almost 300! Not something a diabetic, let alone a pregnant one, wants to see. So, I checked with my meter, and lo and behold Iâ€™m almost half of what the Dexcom is reading. See, I knew I shouldnâ€™t have spiked that high because with foods like cereal, I donâ€™t give a standard bolus, I give a super bolus to help that post-cereal spike. Granted, 157 is still high in preggo-d terms, but hey, itâ€™s much better than 250-300.
The whole Dexcom issue is just really starting to get to me. Itâ€™s rarely ever accurate now, and it seems to be magnetically drawn to the top or bottom. I swear if it could show me a negative number, it would. I was thinking I just had a bad box of sensors, but since using the new ones from the brand new shipment and still getting bad readings, Iâ€™m just not happy. I donâ€™t know what else to do to make this thing work. Maybe Iâ€™m just one of the special ones that canâ€™t use a Dexcom while pregnant. I wish I could, but I canâ€™t deal with it being off all of the time. Iâ€™ll give it another try with a new sensor starting Saturday, but if it still doesnâ€™t work, I may have to just let it rest in the drawer til after August (eeek!).