I went to return MY Navigator today. I shed a single tear as I ripped the adhesive from my arm, pulling off my last sensor. They downloaded my info and I filled out a very long survey similar to the last one with questions about the trade-off of having a smaller sensor (See my post on January 14, 2007). There wasn’t a comment page, so I said if you want to know what I really think from the perspective of my daily use go the www.diabetesselfcare.blogspot.com. I did manage to squeeze in some notes into an area of the survey that had room for comments about things that had nothing to do with my actual thoughts.
My Endo came in to look over my readings and was shocked at my last week. I was in the green—that’s normal-- almost all the time. He noticed my sharp drops to almost-low post meal and we changed my bolus ratio slightly, but overall I am kicking booty.
I spent a lot of time with the woman who works for Abbott Diabetes and who is responsible for this trial. I sat down and told her what I thought. First, I told her how impressed I am with the Navigator; that this is the best invention since insulin. I described how it saved me from countless lows and in the very last week of the trial I fully realized the power of constant readings—we made such minute adjustments to my bolus wizard and basal rates that I am in really good shape for a while. BUT without checking in with my CDE or Endo on a regular basis, I could not have realized what this information means for my control. I also told her about the issues that I felt needed addressing (also see Jan 11 post).
So what else can I tell you? OH! I think the Navigator may be out before Christmas! She wasn’t specific, other than to say it is probably coming out this year.