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What's going on with me????!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Jun 2. 15 Replies

Must be going through something... So thankful and fortunate to have Dexcom. But why this summer I feel like I want to hide it. Wear it on my arms most of the time. Get tired of people staring at…Continue

 

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artwoman replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"I found that sensors don't last long on the stomach area because we are bending, twisting etc. Also, in the summer lots of sweating. As I think I said on the Left boob thread, I place the sensor on the hours of a clockface 1:00 - 11:00 if you…"
Jun 2
artwoman replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"No need for tape at all. The edges of the sensor sticky-pad don't curl up at all. There is some "grey circle" when you remove it, but that's easy to take off."
Jun 2
angelintrini replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"You're right Pa3305 feeling sorry for ourselves does us no good."
Jun 2
Spock replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"I tried that a few times.. I had to choose sites towards the back. Moving it closer was not awful, but noticeably noticeable."
Jun 2
Pa3305 replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"Thanks for info Roodgirl. And I will try to be calm when I have to add bolus!!! It seems like the more I educate myself on this disease, the more anxious I get! Have you ever heard of anyone going straight to the pump without doing MDI for awhile…"
Jun 2
Pa3305 replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"Artwoman... I had read that boob sensor post!!! Very good info. Now to get the nerve up to try it!! Do you use any tape with skin tac if sensor is on your arm or other? I don't mind it without tape, but my tape job doesn't look pretty!!!…"
Jun 2
roodgirl replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"You could also try lower back or upper butt. In either case avoiding the waistband area. Both of those would be covered by shirts or shorts. PS- Try not to freak out about switching from basal only to MDI when you & your doctor decide the time…"
Jun 2
artwoman replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"Check out the post about "I finally tried the left boob" - can't remember the exact title. But I've had great success using the girls. Since I pay out of pocket for the Dexcom, I want it to last and stick as long as possible.…"
Jun 2
Pa3305 replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"Thanks girls for all the ideas!! All that tape on the arms gets to me in the summer! My sensor only lasts about a week on my stomach. And it can be uncomfortable at times pressing against belts, waistbands, etc. I am chicken to insert between the…"
Jun 2
2hobbit1 replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"Like me some stuff from tallygear - have been using the tummytote 2s to carry my pump and cgm. And since you are in the girls club have you tried one of the girls for your CGM site rather than the arms. I get similar results and don't have to…"
Jun 1
artwoman replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"I certaijly hope you test every time you get behind the wheel of your car. Just a short little lecture here, I've responded to the afternmaths of people making not-so-good decisions before driving. Anyway, I checked and you are female. There is…"
Jun 1
Pa3305 replied to Troy's discussion 'What should I tell my Endo so she will prescribe me a CGM?'
"Agree with Jim. Keeping logs also helped me. They asked maybe 3 to 6 months worth of logs. Can't quite remember. But that helped alot! Good luck!!"
Jun 1
Pa3305 replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"And... It's kinda fun to cheat sometimes!!!"
Jun 1
Pa3305 replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"Oh... And let's stop feeling sorry for ourselves!!!!"
Jun 1
Pa3305 replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"Thanks Angel!! I am usually very upbeat person, but have had some down days lately. I even have fear of driving sometimes, even with my Dexcom. The more I learn about this disease, the more paranoid I get!!! Lol. I think I also have a fear of…"
Jun 1
angelintrini replied to Pa3305's discussion 'What's going on with me????!!!'
"Hi Pa, hang in there. I'm on meds but lately been out of it and feeling sorry for myself. But after my A1C moved from 6.1 to 6.5 I decided to start working on me again. Not yet 100% but back to exercising (need to do more) and being careful…"
Jun 1

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November 16, 2011
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At 6:00pm on December 6, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
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At 3:48am on December 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 12:51am on December 6, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
 
 
 

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