Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CGM Bloopers.

Life with diabetes isn't always a smooth ride. Sometimes it's a whirly-twirly rollercoaster and I'm just trying not to ralph on the kid sitting in front of me.

While I can achieve pretty decent in-rangey numbers most of the time, I certainly have my share of "Oh, crap" moments. Times where I SWAGed unsuccessfully. Times where I forgot to use a combo bolus in place of the regular kind. Times where it was Tuesday. (In other words, times where I have no freaking idea what happened.)

I love sharing the successes I have, like this guy:

It's No-Hitter-ish!
But, let's be realistic - it's not always like that. Instead, a lot of it is like this.

The CGM Blooper Reel.

One of these spikes is not like the other...
Doesn't look like a constant blood sugar to me, Jim.
Oh, there's my coffee.

I was just as confused.

At least I was consistent?

I can't help but think that this looks like a camel.

Correcting one problem with another.


  1. It's Tuesday. I have NO idea what is going on. :-)

    Thanks for sharing your life as a graph. I almost wrote giraffe, No idea why...

  2. You are fantastic! I love that you can see the humor in all of this. If we don't laugh then we would cry. Bless you!

  3. This is a GREAT post! Sometimes seeing pictures of other peoples' perfect days get a little disheartening, so thanks for sharing some real life.

    I'm jealous of your pink case though. And the blue one. We only have boring grey here :-(

  4. We need more of you. I would like you to make a Dexcom commercial: "We're here with you through the SWAG boluses. Through the accidental straight-that-should-have-been-combo boluses. Through the target-induced-lows. Through the no hitters. Through every Tuesday. And we have bright jackets."

  5. HHAHAHAH This is hilarious!!! LOVE LOVE IT! This is what makes the days we stay in range so much better :) lol

  6. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing pics. Makes it more real and more comfort knowing there are other people besides me and my hubby obsessing about a wavy line all day lol

  7. This made me laugh out loud! I so appreciate you being brave enough to put those numbers out there, I tend to hoard mine like a creeper...

  8. The 189 reading sorta looks like the grand finale at the 4th of July fireworks.

  9. I love ALL the pics! "Blooper reel" is such an appropriate way to put it. This made me smile. I guess we've all been there and it's relatable bc it doesn't seem like the sort of thing that SHOULD make us smile. :)


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