Thanks for all the posts encouraging me to be bold and speak my mind with the endocrinology office. They got my email loud and clear!! They called me today and agreed to set up some one on one training with the diabetes educators to help move us along in our quest for more information, instead of making me pay for a $750 class that is all review material. They also agreed to help us get started on the process of ordering a continuous glucose monitoring system. My friend Emily (thanks girly!) is going to send us a Dexcom system to try, but before we order and pay for one of our own....I wanted to ask for tips. What is your preference and why? The educator told me that the Dexcom is great because the site can remain on for 7 days but it is the only one that doesn't communicate with the pump. So, I'm wondering your thoughts. We aren't pumping yet, but plan to be within a year or so. We only need 1.0 units of insulin a day right now so the doc thinks the pump is silly until Parker needs doses 3-4 times a day. I agree. We are honeymooning so badly right now that Parker is having lows even after going 12 hours with no insulin injections and a full breakfast meal. I was also glad to see so many comments about your similar experiences with the honeymoon phase.
Bottom line, I am loving the advice and just want to see what the favorite CGM is among the DOC moms and dads. We are just beginning to research and we have to get more info on all the lines available but it would help to narrow down my search.
Also, please join me in praying for my T1 diabetic friend Jim, who just received a kidney and pancreas transplant. We have known this sweet family for a while now and we are so grateful he received a transplant so quickly. We just want to pray for peace for the donor family and that he will not reject these organs (amazing gifts from God). Kris and Jim's Blog