So I’ve been on CGM for about 2 or so months now (Medtronic 670G) and on a pump for about 10+ years with no CGM. Previously my A1C was 7.6 and now it’s 6.2 which is great but at what cost?
In the 23 years that I’ve had type 1, I used to spend no more than 2 minutes in total per day treating my diabetes and now it feels like it’s become all consuming - the constant need to check my pump to see if I’m in range or tending up or down is taking it’s toll on me.
Some EG’s that come to mind: when my BG is 5.8 mmol/l / 104 mg/dl and I’ve got 3 downward arrows, it evokes a massive amount of anxiety whereas I would previously get symptoms, test my BG, eat something and so life would continue.
The same occurs when I see that my BG is trending upwards, I enter SG (sensor glucose) values in the bolus wizard every 5 minutes until my BG’s start coming down - this does not feel normal in any way!
On the flip side, I wake up every morning with perfect BG’s which has been amazing but at what cost…
I’ve been advised to take a break from my CGM for a month or so and then re-asses? What do you guys suggest?
Thanks for reading