I know, I know. I should have blogged at least once last week. I fell through the cracks. I forgot. And truth be known, I was not really inspired to write anything really. It was a pretty uneventful week. Iâ€™m just kind of going through a â€œblahâ€ time right now. Diabetes has been kicking my butt recently. Other than having a huge cyst on my leg from what, I do not know, that has gotten infected and am now on antibiotics for, and joining WeightWatchers Online to help change my diet, thereâ€™s nothing else to cause the erratic bg behavior.
Anyway, I promised to post some pics after I got my Dexcom and sensor going, and I know I havenâ€™t done it yet, for which I am very sorry. I am posting some of them below, but be warned, they were done with my cell phone, so they arenâ€™t that great:
(I promise to publish more when I have them uploaded.)
Yes, that is a teddy bear in one of those pictures. It is the Build-A-Bear version of my hubby. He got it for our 10th month together when we were dating. He is wearing a polo shirt and khaki shorts, which is what Erik wears all the time. So, since Erikâ€™s nickname is â€œBig Eâ€ (he used to be a football player, so heâ€™s still pretty built from his workout days), we named the bear â€œLittle Eâ€. He sleeps beside me at night with the dex receiver attached to him because it would otherwise lose signal at night if it was left on the night stand. I havenâ€™t figured out why, because the sensor would never be more than 5 feet away. Since giving it to Little E to take care of at night, it has worked great so far.
The first week, the dex worked GREAT! My numbers were awesome in the fact of how close they were to my meter. The second sensor was okay, relatively close, but these last two have been off a pretty good bit. The last one has been reading me very low, even below 40, when I was still in the 80â€™s and 90â€™s, as well as very high, when I was only around 130-ish. It is a great little tool, when it works for me. Maybe I have too much going on inside me for it to read correctly. Hopefully it will all straighten back out after this infection goes away.
When I uploaded it last week to look at my numbers (I have been playing with basal rates and have almost gotten them worked out), I looked at the highs verses the lows. I only had 3 highs, but I had 31 lows all in a two week period. NOT good. So, I adjusted my basals once again and I havenâ€™t dropped low quite as much. It will be interesting to see how it all works out after I get it all straight.
I promise I will post again later this week. I have my second weigh-in for WeightWatchers on Thursday night, so I will probably write then. Take care everyone!