Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Diabetes CGMS Yahoo Group--A great resource!

I found a great resource in a yahoo group titled Diabetes CGMS. It has more than 400 members currently using various CGM systems from around the world. I posted a question about Air Travel with the CGMS and a firestorm errupted over safety in air travel.

I have connected with some really nice folks who either have the CGM themselves or for their child. No question asked, seems unanswerable. Keep in mind, this group is only for those currently wearing a CGM.

I think I am going to set a target date for my daughter and then slap this thing on her bottom. She is not convinced that this has any value to her and the fact that I want her to have it, only makes her resist it more. Is this six year-old behavior, or what?

Friday, June 15, 2007

Howdy Camp Bluebonnet Families!

I wanted to gove a shout out to all my new friends from Camp Bluebonnet, a camp for children with diabetes in Central Texas. This week was a blast, even as rain poured on our last day of camp. I had so much fun sharing with folks interested in the Minimed Real-time System. Lot's of interest.

Have a great summer friends and stay tuned for more info on the Minimed CGMS...I heard they are close to having one site for both the Sensor and the Infusion set; close as in maybe a year.

Feel free to post a comment and say howdy! I'd love to hear from you guys!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Reminder: Freestyle Navigator Info in Archives

I was at Camp Bluebonnet today with my daughter and a bunch of great parents and their kids with diabetes and I was reminded of how grateful I am to not only have a CGM, but to have had the experience with the Navigator CGM that is still not released yet. For those of you just tuning in to my blog, and are interested in learning more about the Freestyle Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitor to be released by Abbott Diabetes Care later this year (crossed fingers), I have chronicled three months of trials in the first part of my blog archive.

Keep in mind, that my comments and photos were of a version that isn't necessarily going to be released, and the things that will most likely change are size and calibration times. I love my Minimed Real-Time, but the Navigator was awesome when the CGM projected lows or highs -- really quite accurately. I look forward to the day I can upgrade to the latest technology, but I count my blessings every day I have the sophisticated technology I do have.

There will always be a tomorrow, as with computer technology, but to utilize the best the market currently offers is an awesome experience and My A1C is the better for it. Next steps are to get this and all CGMS covered by insurance, but for now I count my lucky stars...Oh! my blood sugar right now is 138 post dinner.