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  1. Sysy
    Sysy February 24, 2012 at 6:21 am | | Reply

    I’m sorry, all I could focus on in this post was “Damn, woman has an awesome belly after three kids!”

    1. Cherise
      Cherise February 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm | | Reply

      Sysy- I was thinking the same thing. Amy needs to share her tricks and tips.

  2. Kim
    Kim February 24, 2012 at 6:34 am | | Reply

    “Sad-sack” or not, posts like this are some of my favorites on this site. I like hearing the “real side” to people’s lives with diabetes. More of this, please. :)

  3. Denise
    Denise February 24, 2012 at 6:38 am | | Reply

    Good grief, woman, is that really your tummy?! Yowza. I couldn’t even concentrate on what I was reading just wishing my tummy looked like that. :)

  4. Jessica Apple
    Jessica Apple February 24, 2012 at 8:12 am | | Reply

    The belly is awesome, I agree. But the cat is spectacular. Is that your cat?

  5. Scott E
    Scott E February 24, 2012 at 9:12 am | | Reply

    I think the CGM is like wearing contact lenses. It becomes really irritating after awhile and you need to take a break for a week or two. But, eventually, the desire to see again brings you back.

  6. David
    David February 24, 2012 at 9:28 am | | Reply

    I like the creative angles on those Dex and pod placements!

  7. Amanda Walmsley
    Amanda Walmsley February 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm | | Reply

    I had a lot of trouble with the Dexcom, insertion of the sensor was crazy hard for me! I am addicted to the sensor, but because we got a new insurance plan, I have to wait until we meet our deductible to order more…they are crazy expensive for one month’s worth of sensors! I’m looking forward to getting it back so I can constatnly look at what my blood sugar is!! lol

  8. Sara My
    Sara My February 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm | | Reply

    And really cute pants too! But yeah I kinda hate being so connected up to things. The available real estate is a challenge but you do it well.

  9. David
    David February 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm | | Reply

    When I first got the Dex, I was concerned I wouldn’t be able
    to “slow poke” the insertions but I can and this a big relief.
    I don’t fret insertions at all.

  10. June S.
    June S. February 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm | | Reply

    Gee, I have never gone without my CGM (Medtronic type) for more than 1 day in the past 4 years since I got it! I cannot bear to be without data., and since I live alone I depend on the system to catch any during-the-night low BGs. I recently lost a friend to complications of Type I, and I only wish that the insurance plan he had (after going on disability) might have made it possible for him to have worn a CGM. The friend in question had gastroparesis, retinopathy and neuropathy. He had lived with Type I for 50 years at the time of his death; I will have lived with it for 40 years this coming summer. Perhaps it’s because I spent 10 years without even a blood glucose meter – just a once-monthly fasting or afternoon BG via a venous blood sample – that I love this technology.

  11. T1 in Boston
    T1 in Boston February 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm | | Reply

    Aw, June, that makes me cry – I’m so sorry (and I just had 30 years diaversary last summer myself).

    But as to CGMs, I’m having major annoyance with Minimed customer service these days. Am starting to hate them almost as much as my mail order pharmacy, Bioscrip. When I started with MMD in 1997, customer service was fab. Now you need to (wait on hold and) give them all your personal data just to transfer to someone who says they are not trained to help you with your CGM, and then (puts you on hold and) tries to connect you with someone (who is remote in their home), and then you get disconnected – repeat. Argh! Long story short, I’ve been on a 7-month CGM hiatus and am now having trouble getting my sensors again because I’m in a Minimed time warp. Feh.

    Amy, I was more struck by the fact that your tummy doesn’t look like a pin cushion like mine does! (we already knew you were trim & fit :) — I mean, red dots, a few bruises, tape marks, etc. etc. etc. In any case, hang in there. I hope it gets better.

  12. Julia
    Julia February 25, 2012 at 5:06 am | | Reply

    Your cat is adorable; I’m sure he would love to play with Dex if you leave the Receiver around…. so take it with you! Your tummy does not look as if you have been over-indulging on carbs but I’ll take your word for it. 154 average on the meter… we’ve always had about that most of the time, with a few forays into the 130s. For some reason her BGs are usually in the 6s, even with the 150ish average. But if you usually do better, Dex will help get you back into shape for sure. I’m sure you will reach your goal next time. Good luck!

  13. Michael Hoskins
    Michael Hoskins February 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm | | Reply

    Glad to hear you’re back on the CGM and hope it’s a smooth ride back in that saddle again!

  14. DexUser
    DexUser February 27, 2012 at 6:45 am | | Reply


    Get Dex to send you another receiver and calibrate them at the same times. Then you can leave one downstairs and one upstairs! Also, you should just turn the alarms off on one of them and keep that one near you every night to get readings…

  15. Sarah Howard
    Sarah Howard March 2, 2012 at 4:52 am | | Reply

    My son’s dex has spent many a night under the towels in the bathroom closet; some of the alarms can’t be turned off. And when it decides it wants to alarm all night, it doesn’t care if you are asleep. But *usually* it’s indispensable. I can’t bear to get one for myself though (two of us w/type 1); too many alarms, with 2 pumps already, 2 meters, 1 dexcom… although I’m sure it would help. Not to mention that I don’t like needles. Pathetic.

  16. John
    John March 26, 2012 at 6:36 am | | Reply

    I was a Medtronic user for 14 years and recently switched to Omnipod. I have struggled with the concept of wearing one catheter let alone two for a CGSM which in all reality is a trending device because you still don’t eliminate the tried and true finger sticks. That said, it would be nice to know which way a blood sugar is heading!

    I also voiced a complaint with Omnipod and Abbott labs that they don’t support Mac users! How do you dissmiss a population like that, knowing that the tools offer such a benefit to the user to be able to download the data and make much easier adjustments.

    Lastly, I made the switch to Omnipod for something different and I give the medical community 3-4 years for a newer, non-invasive treatment and then I’m out.

  17. Jen
    Jen May 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm | | Reply

    Amy, where did you get your awesome pink case???

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