I changed the site of my cgm yesterday afternoon when Leanne and I arrived home. When I setup the sensor I noticed a little bit of blood, I was not worry because this happens often and the sensor never has any problems. I cleaned up the site and waited two hours till I had to test my blood sugar to calibrate the sensor. When I tested my blood sugar at 5:30 I was at 130 and feeling good, whenever I calibrate my sensor I like to test two or three times in the first hour to make sure the pump is reading my levels correctly. I had no problems until before bed, my pump was reading 265 but I felt fine, I tested and was at 86. I spent the next five minutes recalibrating the pump and hoping everything would be good while I slept.
When I awoke this morning my pump read 94, my sensor site hurt a bit but thought nothing of it. When I tested my blood sugar was at 235, I had enough, I ripped out the sensor site and swore at it a couple times. I hate being high in the morning, all morning at work I'd be worried what my blood sugar was and testing like crazy because I didn't have my sensor. It was not until my break at 9am that I finally cooled down, my blood sugar was at 71 and I thought to myself see the sensor helps but it is all about the patient and how he or she controls everything. Yes the sensor helps a lot but at the end of the day the patient is still in control not the sensor.