Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Next Step?
I read a post the other day regarding a CGM. I believe it is called Dexcom??? Anyway, I finally figured out that it was a continuous glucose monitor. "WOW!", I thought what a great idea.
Andrew's numbers have crept up slightly, but no need for immediate concern yet. I know that lack of exercise the past couple of days could definitely be contributing. One thing that I've been concerned with since going off insulin is how high he could be spiking between meals. I checked an hour after we ate at Olive Garden the other night and he was at 184. Granted he did drop to 125 before bedtime, but I still don't know if 184 was the peak.
After reading the post on CGM, I contacted our endocrinologist to see if that could be an option for a child in a diabetic honeymoon. As I'm waiting for her return call, I thought I'd send a post out to my diabetes knowledge base - The Awesome D-MOMS!!!!! If you use a CGM, can you please let me know which one you use and how you like it. The endo. office had mentioned an Ipro. This is completely new to me, and I'd love to have your input before I talk with her.