Halfway through our Target trip, she let out a loud, long shriek like she was screaming out her last breath. I look down saw this weird error message:
|The low prices were to die for! *wah wah wah*|
So I called Dexcom and before I could get to the 4th character in the error message they said, "Oh yeah, that's a hardware error. We'll overnight you a new receiver." Apparently, this error message is not all that uncommon. I confirmed this with some conversations with my Twitter D-peeps yesterday.
I've kept my sensor in my abdomen during this time because it was still going strong before Constance died, so I'd like to already have a "wet" sensor when my new receiver comes this afternoon. And it's been a little weird going without a CGM these past two days after being a "real-time" diabetic for the past 7 months. And it's been nice to not have that constant reminder that I'm diabetic or the incessant BEEEEEEEPing.
But it didn't take long to remind me why I wanted a CGM in the first place. I had to mentally take stock of how I felt anytime I had the urge to reach for my phantom CGM. I was reminded of the cartoon flyer I received when I got out of the hospital, explaining the symptoms of hypoglycemia:
|I'm pretty sure this is in every "diagnosis packet".|
I started to develop what I call "Low-CD", which basically means having OCD anxiety about going low. Anytime I had one of these symptoms, I wanted to check. I was quickly running out of test strips (and patience). One time I was sure I was low, but a test proved me wrong at 128 mg/dL. Now, it could have been that I was falling from a higher BG, thus prompting some mild low symptoms. It's for this reason that I want my CGM back, regardless of the constant BEEEEEEEPing.