Happy News regarding the Minimed Real-Time Minilink--I am wearing the sensor past the three day "Sensor End." I just started a “new sensor” without actually connecting a new one and it is working fine. Calibrations have been normal and the required two hour calibration was actually prompted within the hour of reconnecting the old sensor (I’ll post more on process later).
I still haven’t tried the software, but it is web-based and I’m not sure how I feel about that yet. It would be nice to look at the data collected, but I just don’t have the time to figure it out right now.
We are having some interesting dialogue in the comments of my previous post. I’d love to hear more from you lurkers out there.
Buying this tool brings up lots of issues for me. It is expensive, it is cutting edge (for the moment) and I can’t afford it right now. My parents, however, can afford it and I have accepted their offer to buy this thing.
I have danced and danced around whether or not to BUY and I have had a list of excuses why I shouldn’t: the technology will be outdated in a matter of months; it just costs too much; the insurance won’t pay for it; I don't want to put this on a credit card,; what if I regret it; or what if it doesn’t live up to my expectations?
Each excuse I made in my head and with my husband seemed very valid, but I have come to realize that each excuse said the same thing, “I am not worth it.”
This shines through for a lot of women, especially around areas of self-care. Each time I ignore what my body tells me I need: more rest; a big spinach salad for lunch; a break from the computer and my work; a long walk; or ten minutes in my hammock; I am really saying to myself that I don't deserve these luxuries.
My father is thrilled when he hears I am avoiding lows and that I have only had two high warnings in four days. It feels so good to accept this without strings; this was a challenge. It took me weeks to think of this as a gift from them and not a burden to them. I am fairly pleased with myself right now and my body is thanking my every day!
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