Wednesday, January 23, 2019

14 Day Libre Switch

14 Day Libre Switch

Part 1 of the Libre Switch
I inserted the 14 day sensor before going to bed.
My 10 day sensor was still active thanks to Glimp.
I kept using Glimp on the old sensor
I wasn't ready to activate the new sensor.
I wanted to give the new sensor
"settle in" time.
I would activate when I got up
Yay!!! no more 12 hour waiting time.
I am so happy the Dr didn't have any issues writing a script.
I love my Libre.
My fingertips love the Libre.
My boyfriend loves the Libre.
I can scan and go.
Hiking, walking, eating, whatever.
SOOOO easy!


Part 2 of the Libre Switch
Ugly face but I am actually super excited!!
Can I say I love the 1 hour activation time?
What a difference!
12 hours was soooo long.
I mean it seemed so long,
you know,
like that 30 minutes on the treadmill, Precor, or StairMaster.
It's nice too that only 2 sensors a month are needed.

Ouch Libre Bite

Now I only have 2 sensor bite marks a month to deal with.
OUCH! Libre Bite

Have a great numbers day!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Doctor Approved 14 Day Libre Sensors!

New Doctor Approved 14 Day Libre Sensors!
14 Day Libre Sensor and Reader

I Got the 14 Day Sensors!

I finally have the 14 day sensors and reader.
I am on the final hours on my final 10 day sensor.
While traveling and then moving my Dr appointment fell to the side.
My insurance ended in my old state and started in my new state.
New State
New Doctor
New - well you know - EVERYTHING.
I brought in all my ammo
blood tests -
prescriptions -
graphs of food and glucose numbers from Cronometer -
old sensor and meter.

I was pleasantly surprised.
More on that later
he wrote the prescription,
wrong the first time,
after explaining the system with a little help from Google,
I got the prescriptions!!

Off to Walmart with my GoodRx card.


Yes - that was what I paid for 2 sensors.
Libre, or rather Abbott, sent me a coupon for a free reader.
Yay me!
Yay Free!
Yay $66.13!

In it goes tonight.
Start up in the morning when my old one quits.
More on that later as well!!

Have a great numbers day



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Changing BG (Blood Glucose) When Breakfast Stays the Same

Changing BG (Blood Glucose) When Breakfast Stays the Same


 I Love My Libre
Today's graph

Here is Today's graph
I have started spiking after breakfast.
The same breakfast I have eaten without spiking for almost a year.


I know!
What is different?
What changed?
There isn't an easy way for me right now to figure out what is different.
Sam+sung gear tracks my workouts and steps.
It also tracks sleep, food and blood glucose.
That would work but the food information is very basic
Well they have to be downloaded to my phone
emailed to me so I can open on my laptop
open each report in Excel to move data around so it makes sense
combine the sheets into one report and sort by time
so the information has a "flow" that makes sense.

and the worst part?
The information doesn't have everything I need.

SO now what?


I am trying a program I tried before.
My Gear Fit will not sync to it but I can put in workouts manually
here are the parts I love -
MICROS and macros
Lots of Biometrics (glucose, weight, + 19 more options)
Time stamp
reports that are easily modified
making the final report very useful.

I can't wait for the first week to see if I stay in LOVE
or not!!

I did sign up for Gold

Here I go!!

Have a great numbers day!


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

No Soda Challenge Ending

No Soda Challenge Ending

I missed you

oh how I missed you

Diet Dr Pepper is back
I tried.
I really tried.
I drank water, flavored water, water with fruit
sparking water with flavors or fruit.
(sorry La Croix, gag reflex upon the first sip. NEVER again)
I drank tea, which I do love, but can only drink so much of.
I drank coffee (at least my doctored up version).
The goal was to get rid of as much artificial sweetener as possible.
And artificial other stuff.
I never found a satisfying solution.
Although I wasn't thirsty, I missed my one-a-day habit.
Okay, two-a-day habit when anxiety kicks in, or lots to do, or just because.

Moving Hiccups

I was moving, or rather trying to move.
Bought a house but couldn't move in until almost 2 months later.
Totally crazy time trying to get things going and stress levels were high.
My stress level was insanely high. How high? HIGH
I was driving all over.
I seemed to always be in the wrong state at the wrong time.
Or what I needed was in the wrong state or wrong place.
Or in storage where I had to go many times at night
forcing me to using my car headlights to see.
I was home though for holiday parties with my family and friends.
I was home when my granddaughter was born.
I was home when my mom had to travel back east
making it possible for me to help with my dad.
Just a bit more stress than usual. LOL!

My Crutch

Diet Dr Pepper, I guess, is my crutch.
I enjoy the flavor, the bubbles, and the mental happiness that one can gives me.
During this crazy time of holiday madness with moving insanity
adding in a pinch of newborn baby,
I have to say sitting down with a can of Diet DP
was all the medicine I needed to calm my frazzled
"What the h*ll am I doing" nerves.

It Is What It Is

I'm back to my *normal* one a day Diet DP habit.
I am okay with that.
As far as vices go, this would be probably my biggest and worst.
I have an occasional drink, often going weeks without one.
I don't smoke.
I watch what I eat.
I take my medicine and test my glucose #'s very frequently.
I exercise with cardio and weights.
I am accepting,  actually kind of embracing, my love for Diet DP.
How about you?
Any so called bad habit that you just aren't ready to give up?
What are the pros and cons?

Have a great numbers day!!