I’m probably taking a risk here, but I need to vent.
I think my body hates me. My bg’s are all over the place – mainly due to stress and eating wildly (I tend to eat when I’m stressed, and lately I’ve been VERY stressed), I’m sure.
But most of all, my sites are being a royal pain – in – my – tushie. I’ve tried the different sets. The only one that works consistently is the Sure-T needle ones. I hate that I can’t use the cool colorful ones anymore because my body somehow manages to kink them within a day.
My CGM sites? HA! I’m so mad right now I could scream. I follow my calibration times and rules. Yet, some last 3 days, one even lasted me 8 days recently, and others only last a day. TOTALLY irritating when you lose a whole entire day of inaccurate data that will be factored into your average that the doctor sees. I thought there was a correlation between where the sensor was placed and the accuracy… nope. Maybe between consistent calibration times? Better, but not really. Outside effects on the sensor? I can cover it and not let a wick of outside moisture hit the darn thing and it can still mess up, so no, that can’t be considered in it either. Not to mention they HURT like the dickens now too. I swear I’ve become more sensitive to them all of a sudden. What’s most aggrivating is that it seems that I have to follow just as much of a schedule to calibrate as when I was on shots for taking them. And isn’t that a major part of pumping? To be able to have lax schedules that fit your life?
Maybe I’m just going through a mental PMS and I need to just suck it up.
Of course, it’s probably because my bg is high right now too and it’s one of those that make me mad at anything.
But it’s good to vent, right?
I think it’s time for me to sit down and write out all of pros and cons to my current diabetes management system. Maybe I just need a break from d-technology for a while. I just don’t like the idea of it for fear that I will give up completely. Advice?