Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How Will I Know?

How will I know if this sensor loves me?
I say a prayer with every reading
I watch the graph whenever I eat
I'm asking you why I can't just believe this thing

This sensor's new
Why do I feel weak?
How will I know?



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(Thoughts on some graphs that feel too good to be true lately. Why isn't my gut reaction to be happy for these results, instead of being skeptical of their accuracy?)

7 comments:

  1. Kim. Yes.

    *Not* being skeptical is an option if you're willing to be wrong and disappointed over and over again. Lately I am wearing B's old Dexcom. I keep the receiver in a green giraffe Tallygear put a hedgehog sticker right on the face of the screen. These are signals to the viewer that this is not the child's Dexcom, to avoid treatment errors. But at least once a day I look at the hedgehog one (mine) and see how awesome the line is (some kind of 80 with a straight line, unless I do something like eat an entire box of blueberries), and I think it's his and feel so pleased. Over and over and over.

    Optimism is nice, but it is healthier to be skeptical and then occasionally pleasantly surprised, I think.

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  2. Question: Is there a reason that you don't have a high alert set?

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    1. Answer: there is! It was annoying me. :) I appreciate that the Dexcom system lets you turn off alerts, should you want that from time to time.

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  3. Yes! Especially if I've had a sensor on for awhile and no matter what I eat I'm coasting between 90 and 100 - time to pull it. Of course, there are the rare days they are accurate and I'm cured, which is not to be confused with the days that I go low no matter what I do and I'm also cured. ;)

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  4. Only caught on now to the song!
    I'd thought it was simply an earnest poem.
    Extra enjoy.

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