Our son was diagnosed June 30, 2008; so I am not as "seasoned" as many of you. However, does anyone else find themselves obsessed with the data?
I download his reads into my software program (way too often) so that I can see the graphs and possibly make better sense of what the trends are (I also have a paper log).
I stand and stare at the numbers in the paper log, as if some magical answer will pop out to me.
I lay awake at night pondering highs. "Why did he go from 125 at bedtime to 285 at 2 am?" "Did I mis-measure his food?" "Did I mis-measure his insulin?"
I searched and searched to find data on what "non-diabetic" glucose levels are right after eating, and how quickly they come down. I found it.
I wouldn't put him through it; BUT I would love to have a CGM so that I could ALWAYS See what the numbers were.
Does anyone else do these obsessive things or should I make sure my MENTAL health insurance is paid up?