Also, because I was thinking about how much I have laughed tonight, and how it is related to the CGM, I feel like I have to tell this story here.
So, while I was on a telephone call earlier with my phone switched to “ring” as opposed to “silent” which is my normal setting, a startlingly loud noise occurred. It broke right through my phone call and nearly deafened me. I realized it was Dexcom trying to tell me that EH was going low. Scared the crap out of me before I figure what was happening.
Later that evening, I told EH about being alarmed by the Dex alarm on the phone. Which totally set him off complaining about how loud the Dexcom alarm is no matter what the phone volume is set up. At which point he reminded me that the worst possible combination is Bose noise-canceling-over-ear-headphones and the Dexcom’s alarm. I have sat next to this man on a plane, when the alarm has gone off and he has had the aforementioned headphones on, and I swear it appears that all of his limbs flail separately as if he had two sets. He looks like an octopus while with one hand, he rips off the headphones and the other he fishes around to open the app on the iPhone and silence the thing. Unfortunately, even as I retell the story tonight, I cannot stop laughing about that situation. I understand that it is painful, and I do really feel bad for him. But just thinking about EH flailing about is enough to make me laugh so hard I cry. He thought me laughing about it was also funny tonight on the phone and we both had a good round of laughing. And the funny thing is, we both know that the alarm is basically unpredictable from a volume standpoint, and yet it routinely scares the crap out of both of us.
I was laughing so hard at the exchange about the land available both behind the knees and on the derrière, it made me cry, so I figured I better share the story since I’ve been spending all night laughing about diabetes. Or at least laughing about things that go with diabetes. I have missed you guys!!!