So there is this Club – that’s not really a “real” Club – but one that the D Community strives to be a part of..
The 100 Club..
meaning – hitting a blood sugar of 100.
Being able to record it, get a picture of it, share it, celebrate it, be PROUD of it.
We have hit it a number of times over the years, and I was VERY excited to see Eden hit it today!
I was out at the grocery store – along with a million other people the day before Thanksgiving.
Eden and her older sister were home and I glanced down to my wrist while I was checking out and saw it!
I was only getting sporadic updates to my Pebble while I was shopping. I gathered because Eden was moving around the house and not always in-range of her Dex and rig.. Eden needs to be within 20 feet of her rig – for the transmitter and sensor which is in her body – to communicate with the receiver. If not in range – it cannot transmit the data to the cloud for us to see it on our wrist.
I wasn’t overly worried – but another factor in being in and out of range – means that we don’t get the “trend arrows”.
These arrows tell us which direction her blood sugar is going and are EXTREMELY helpful.
➡️ side arrow = steady blood sugars
↗️ angled arrow UP = slowly rising blood sugars
⬆️ straight arrow UP = rapidly rising blood sugars
⬆️⬆️ double arrow UP = very rapidly rising blood sugars
Arrows in the opposite direction obviously mean the complete opposite and refer to blood sugar levels DROPPING. I personally am not a fan of double arrows UP or DOWN (unless she is super high)
Well – I continued to bag my groceries and headed out to the car, loaded them all, returned the cart and checked my wrist again.
only 11 minutes later and she had dropped a LOT ..
Having NO TREND ARROWS when we hit the 100 Club – or now – meant that I had NO IDEA that she was dropping – or HOW FAST it could be happening.
Excitement turned to worry – as I wondered what Eden was doing and whether or not she was paying attention to Dex.
Text message sent to older sister – telling Eden to EAT..
I didn’t bother texting Eden, because she never has the volume up on her phone.
Needless to say – I drove home rather quickly from the grocery store..
Calling the house as I was leaving the parking lot..
Eden answered and was completely oblivious to the fact her blood sugar was dropping – awesome.
Pulling in the driveway – my wrist finally gives me a trend arrow..
see how fast I got home.
3 minutes flat
She was fine – all was OK..
I sure went from the excitement of being in The 100 Club to worry quick smart.
no rhyme. no reason.
Easy to see why I am addicted to looking at my wrist every few minutes..
You seriously just never know what D is going to do from one moment to the next.