For the first time in about eight years I forgot to take my blood sugar meter with me today. I have been wearing a Cozmo insulin pump for at least that long, and as such, I’ve had my meter connected to me, literally.
The Cozmo pump (discontinued in 2009) had a Freestyle glucose meter that actually clipped onto the back of the pump. There was a slot for the test strip, and the results would be displayed right on the screen of the pump.
In a slightly over-sized belt pouch, I could carry days and days worth of insulin and everything I needed to test my blood sugar.
I haven’t had to carry one of those “meter pouches” for longer than I can remember. Until now.
The system only works with the Medtronic pump and sensors, so in order to try the system I have to also try the pump and sensor. Which means I have to let go of my dear old Cozmo for a little while.
The biggest adjustment so far has been the need to remember to bring a glucose meter (and supplies) with me.
I can’t emphasize enough how big of a lifestyle change this is for me. I knew it would be just a matter of time before I forgot it. Sure enough, today at lunch.
So what did I do? I did what any meterless PWD would do. I bolused based on my CGM reading (though I’m not wearing the MedT CGM just yet – I get hooked up on Monday).
I know, I know! We are never supposed to make such important treatment decisions based on CGM readings.
What would YOU have done?
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