This Thursday Arden and I will be attending a CGM start class at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
The CHOP CGM staff will make sure that Arden and I understand the device and then they’ll assist us in placing Arden’s first sensor on her abdomen. A few weeks later I have a follow up appointment to learn how to read and respond to the data that the Seven Plus provides.
I feel extremely fortunate to have quality health insurance and access to a children’s hospital that is so up to date with type I and the technologies that make living with it more tolerable. I know too many people who are under or uninsured and my heart goes out to them. I’ve also heard so many crazy stories of endocrinologists that don’t appear to understand type I in any meaningful way... I couldn’t express profoundly enough how much we appreciate CHOP, it’s employees and their dedication to keeping Arden healthy.
With the addition of the DexCom seven plus to Arden’s care plan, I’m expecting to gain even better control of her BGs. We were already so thrilled with the control that our OmniPodinsulin pump gave us... I’m frankly giddy at the prospect of things getting better. We have come a long way from taking 10 shots a day. I’ve been told that there will be an option to integrate the seven plus into OmniPod some time early next year! On that day... I’ll actually be more excited then when the new iPhone comes out (and I’m traditionally very happy on iPhone day).
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