Monday, January 29, 2007

Great Accuracy! I love my CGMS

Before I start talking about diabetes talk, I wanted to share a picture of the ice fishers up the street from my house!! Every day I drive by, they are out there. usually 10+ groups! I think I should walk right out on the ice as well, and take pictures! Hard to believe this is the ocean they are on - all hours of the day!

So I love my CGMS. It had made my life so much easier and better! I rarely wake up with a high blood sugar. No more fuzzy head feeling, that nasty headache with the untouchable thirst! This sensor system keeps me within my range, helping to avoid those wide swings!! And the accuracy, no problem at all. This morning I woke up my sensor read 6.5 mmol/L....took a calibration reading from my meter and it was 6.3 mmol/L. Can't complain about that!! I would say about 80% of my reading are this accurate....the other 20%....well my swings are not totally gone HA!

I am hoping the rumors are true, that the next phase of transmitters are SMALLER!! I hope it is true, and that I see it SOON! Anyone heard of the new smaller transmitters?? DO TELL!

Best wishes on your trip John - remember to BLOG your journeys....and if you go to a market there, the type where local people are selling their locally made products..locally and fairly made....see if you can find me a little something!! I'll cook you a dinner when you return!

Here is a picture from my front lawn the other morning when I arrived home from work!! Enjoy!!


Kerri. said...

Great pictures - and ice fishermen always make me so nervous. I'm afraid they're going to go plunking underneath the ice.

Also, excellent news on the CGMS accuracy. It's nice to hear that it's working for you!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Fantastic pictures.

I live in Minnesota here in the US. We have lots of ice fishermen here too. A crazy sport that I have never understood.

What I found so different in your picture is that there is no snow on the ice... Makes it look much different and very interesting!

I think a lot of the ice fishers here have fancy sheds with HEATERS in them! Talk about crazy! I mean - how much can you heat the ice before it melts a hole right through! Crazy I tell you!

Sandra Miller said...

So encouraging to read of your positive experience with the CGMS.

My 11-year-old son was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago, and we are aching to get him one...

I look forward to reading more of your posts.

And hey, I live in Wisconsin, but grew up in Massachusetts -- a short walk from the ocean... just love your photos.