So the other day I was flicking through Pumping Insulin (4th edition) by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts, which, as many of us know, is one of the bibles of insulin pump therapy. There is however, one section that I can’t help but giggle when I read, not because the information is inaccurate or unhelpful, but just because of the poor choice of abbreviation.
The con mon.
Instead of the intended root of the term, the continuous monitor, coming to mind I instantly conjure up an image of a Rastafarian con man. (come on, you know you do too :-p)
Now, granted, this text was published in ’06, before the rise of the personal CGMS, or presumably even that acronym, but still, the liberal use of ‘con mon’ throughout the section just makes it damn well funnier than it was intended to be.
Speaking of glucose monitoring, I brought a new glucometer today!
Lol, only a diabetic could get excited over a piece of machinery designed to suck up samples of your blood thousands of times a year, but if that's the case, I guess you can call me diabetic!
I’ve been using an optium xceed for the last 4 years, a good 10,000+ tests (although that is spread over a few actual monitors of the same model). I haven’t actually used my new freestyle lite enough to form any kind of real opinion about it, but after so many tests it’s just plain awesome to have a new toy.
The only problem is that my testing rhythm is all out of wack now!