CGMs: A Tale of Two Bodies

I have been struggling lately, managing the highs and lows that comes with being a Type I diabetic. So I made an appointment with my endocrinologist to review my glucose monitor readings and see if there is anything else I should be doing. We both agreed that it might be worth trying out a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). I had resisted until this point because the first generation of CGMs were too big and clunky for me. I could only imagine falling on it during a basketball game and having it crack into pieces. 

Now I am playing less basketball due to injuries and the CGMs themselves have gotten more accurate and smaller. My reasons for resisting are no longer valid so I am taking the plunge. I ordered a Dexcom CGM. I decided on the Dexcom because I can monitor it from my cell phone and because it is small enough that I can attach it to my body without feeling like a cyborg. 

And, if she can wear one, well so can I. Check out her story here.