I've had D since I was 10 months old. I'm now in my early 40's, surviving a few rounds with prolific retinopathy in my early 20's, and i've had protein in my urine for years, I think the ace inhibitors have been keeping that in check for quite a while now. I have 2 great children, ages 19 & 11. Unfortunately, I also passed on the D gene to both of them, they were both also D'xed at < 12 months old. My older daughter is quite busy, school, work, friends, pretty much being a normal young adult with a busy non-stop life. So, her endo and I thought a CGMS might help her maintain better control. It was shipped to her a few weeks ago.
to me, this is the realization of a dream. She had been wearing it pretty much non4e stop for a few weeks, and wanted a break, so I borrowed it from her in preperation for my endo visit. I haven't been so excited by a piece of D tech since my pump. It was amazing to see what I did after meals, overnight, with excercise, and when vegging out on the coach. I want to try and get one of thee devices, the info is incredible and it was just so great to be able to factor in IOB and tell if I needed a temp basal increase or decrease, and finally see how long it took for me to digest Pizza (5 hours, who knew?).
If for nothing else, my peace of mind. My endo, however, thinks I don't need one. Huh? Did he not see the 2 nights I plummetted down to the 60's, stayed there for hours, and then was at the 300's by 6 am? How could he say this is an unnecessary device, that finger sticks work just as well? How can I convince him that even though my Ha1c's are decent (6.5-7.7 for the past 3 years), I could do so much better, and want to work on things like lower standard deviation, contol the "swing" in my BG. Or, should I just give and and go endo shopping? I actually MISS the dex, and so does my husband, he loved coming up to bed and being able to SEE that I was OK, just maybe a little warm, not low. Opinions?