You’d think this is the easy part of using the Dexcom. If you ignore the receiver for long enough it’ll ask for a blood glucose reading to make sure things are properly aligned. But, this device doesn’t comprehend the emotional toll of a single blood test.
Did I take enough insulin?
Did I have enough to eat for the insulin I took?
Did I eat too much?
Am I out of low-treating snacks?
Do I really want to know what my blood glucose is right now?
How old is this sensor? Should I change it?
Crap, I need to reorder test strips.
The act of testing my blood glucose is simple, but there’s always baggage. Nothing about diabetes is simple.