Perspective

At times, the status of my diabetes management is a mater of perspective. Thanks to my Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor I can frequently look back and reflect on the previous twenty four hours of diabetes according to this single device attached to my body. I can see the ups, the downs, the steady moments and the times of high turbulence. My overall management strategy (if you can call it that) is still mostly reactive. The Dexcom CGM helps thwart off dangerous lows or skyrocketting highs – and it does it quite well. But I still don’t have the mental capacity to turn this thing into an educational tool.

Do you remember those statistics classes where the professor would show two graphs of the same data but the lines themselves would look dramatically different because the scales were not the same? That’s how I look that what the Dexcom readout is. Depending on the timeframe, you could be having a great day or a miserable day (diabetically speaking).

For example.

1 Hour

1 Hour

3 Hour

3 Hour

6 Hour

6 Hour

12 Hour

12 Hour

24 Hour

24 Hour

To be fair, some of this nonsense is due to the fact that this is day…17 or so for this sensor (don’t tell Dexcom, or the FDA, or anyone really).

One thought on “Perspective

  1. Can I just say ditto? My graphs usually look okay up close, but the further out I click, the worse I feel!

    WHAT?!?! We wear our sensors past 7 days?! 😉

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