Exactly. You can be as OCD or not as you chose, but the device allows the wearer and parents more normalcy. Sitting outside a bounce house, hoping against hope that your child is paying a little attention to their body's messages, is the pits. Anxiety overload. The same event with a cgm allows the parent to sit on the sidelines and enjoy chatting with other parents, knowing you or they or both will HEAR the low. They don't end up sidelined, recovering from the dreadful feelings that accompany 50s or below. You can also set the LOW alarm high enough to be able to ward off a low with food during high activity. It's worth its weight in gold for nighttimes. Sleep is still interrupted - hopefully in the next year, the new products out will manage nighttimes - but the quality of sleep is so much better than without in my experience. I dream of things other than diabetes most of the time. Occasionally, a cgm alarm works its way into a dream and leaves me befuzzled when I see the actual device.
Originally Posted by danshelpmeet
Edited to add: Most people are pretty ocd over the numbers the first few days until the novelty wears off. After that, it usually becomes a useful tool to find patterns that then lend to precious periods of time when the device is silent due to accurate settings/doses so that no one is having to focus particularly on diabetes.
Last edited by MomofSweetOne; 03-16-2017 at 05:36 PM.
8/2010 - 9/2011 MDI, Lantus & Humalog
9/2011- Medtronic Revel 723 & CGM
11/2012 - Dexcom G4
2013 - Cut-The-Cord for water times after multiple Aquapac failures
10/2015 - T-slim
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