Get a dexcom. It will alarm when your sugar goes off target. I used to have seizures @ night from low b.s. (even w. A pump). The dexcom.gave me piece of mind. I also found that eating a tbsp peanut butter, cheese or yogurt helped keep my sugar regulated at night. P.s. alcohol caused mine to drop quite a bit also. Good luckView Thread
Betty, i agree with Cora. Mimimed will send you samples of any infusion sets youd like. Explain your problem to them. Also, i suggest using skin tak to keep the tape/adhesive on your skin longer. Good luckView Thread
There are now a ton of sites and books to help you learn about diabetes. No, its not easy, but it can be contolled. There are so many advancements now with technology that make it easier. Good luckView Thread
Ive had my dexcom G4 for a year. It really helps me to know whats going on. Theres an arrow near the reading which indicates pretty accurately if the reading is inc.,dec, or. Staying the same. There is definately a margin for error which can be better controlled by calibrating the dexcom. The short of it. I thought id hate being liked with another device, but i think its helped me maintain good control of my health and i like being able to see whats going on.View Thread
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