There is no diabetic that’s exactly the same as another. Each of us have to manage our own ways with our doctors advice.
I have been diabetic for 20 years, I was taught at 6 years old to give my own shots and check my glucose.
The fact of the matter was, I didn’t want to prick my finger 4 times a day and get those painful, ugly black holes in the tips of my fingers.
So one day I just stopped. Yes, that’s correct, I would go MONTHS without checking my blood sugars and lie to my parents and doctors claiming I lost my log sheets.
This was POOR management on my part and I assure you, I’m paying for it now.
Starting kindergarten as a diabetic was frightening enough than to have other children point and say “don’t touch her, you’ll die! She’s diabetic!”
Even on to my teenage years “I knew” when to realize when my blood sugar was high or low.
Up until my highs wouldn’t register and when I felt low my blood sugar was over 100.
Pumps were just not for me, I was a Tom Boyd, it ripped out, and I couldn’t hide the wire everyone wanted to pull on! So shots were my thing.
Now when it comes to CGM systems, THEY CHANGED MY LIFE!!! They completely improved diabetes management!
I like the idea of the apps, and the alarms…
but the 14 day Librë works just fine as far is “I need to check my blood sugar” it has its own hand held device or I can check it on my phone by waving my phone past it.
I’ve had 3 lows in the past year, lowest being 10! My boyfriend thought I was just “to tired and exhausted to wake up” and then for some reason he grabbed my libre device and checked it and was able to act quickly and accordingly.
So as far as little Johnnie, I hope he learns the difference and has a back up “old fashion” glucose kit for when he’s feeling bad.
But I’m a firm believe that a CGM is the best way to manage and prolong a busy, forgetful, DIABETICS LIFE!!
PS: by prolong I simply mean my Kidneys, my retinas, and my neuropathy are remaining at the damage they have been for the past year and a half with my sensors than the devastating decline to dialysis, blind, or becoming an amputee!