Tag: #freestylelibre

May 15, 2018: Tuesday Thoughts

  • Such a rainy ride home! The lightning streaked across the sky in silver flashes.
  • I have so many tasks to take care of for work, but I’m so exhausted at the end of the day. I was going to take care of a task after my shift finished, but the storm changed that.
  • I began my new Freestyle Libre cycle. The numbers continue to be different between the sensor and the classic glucose meter, but I don’t mind checking through both outlets. It gives me a good comparison. And something to bring up when I see my diabetes specialist later in the month.
  • The Buffalo Watch in Readington Farm is approaching! I hope it doesn’t rain that day, since last year it rained out.

April 20, 2018: Weekend and Freestyle Libre

Friday morning, and already I’m looking forward to 6pm. After work me and Andy are heading out to dinner to celebrate his birthday. It’s tomorrow, but birthdays falling on the weekend are really good, since you have plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Tomorrow we’re going to meet some good friends from college for Andy’s birthday dinner. I just need to contact someone to make sure she has a way of coming to Readington, since we would need to come get her if she doesn’t. I need to get in touch with her about that, since we haven’t spoken in a couple of days.

I’m beginning the third month of my Freestyle Libre reader. I’ve found that as close to the mark it’s been on my glucose levels, it’s way off line in the last day of the 10 day duration. I’m not sure if it’s just part of the way the sensor works so you can switch it accordingly, but a few hours before the duration ended it was off by over 100 units. I’m truly thankful that I kept my glucose meter test strips!

March 9, 2018: Friday Morning Thoughts

Today it’s back to work after a couple snow days. I’m very thankful for the extra time off, since I got the chance to finish up some tasks that fell behind. I also got the rest I truly needed this week. Given that I have classes this weekend which requires me to wake early, I really needed the extra rest before then.

I began my second 10 day duration of my Freestyle Libre, and the difference in readings compared to my regular finger stick glucose readings is large. The first day (yesterday) in the morning began at a hundred point difference. By the evening it dropped down to 40 points. Hopefully today the difference will be much smaller. Since I return to the center today, accuracy in readings would be very helpful.

 

February 24, 2018: Brunch and a New Device

This morning Andy and I met up with good friends in Caldwell at the Cloverleaf Tavern. Meeting up with them was relaxing, and we had a fulfilling brunch that consisted of doughnuts and White Stout beer. We always heard great things about Cloverleaf Tavern, so it was wonderful to finally check it out.

When we got back to Hunterdon County, I picked up the new Freestyle Sensor my doctor prescribed for me on Wednesday. It’s a glucometer attached to your arm, and instead of daily finger pricking to register sugar level, it reads by scaninng your sensor. Because it’s covered by my insurance, I decided to try it out. So far there’s the lingering sensation of a disc attached to my arm, but I’ve been told that I would get used to it.