Okay. I’ve been here long enough to throw out the big one… I will prepare myself to be told I’m wrong (and that would be okay), to be told everyone’s already doing it (then maybe someone will show me how), or the most likely response, crickets. I get crickets ALL of the time.
I’m not sure where to start. So then with this… this forum is different than the other groups I’ve come into contact with, and you all seem way more proactive and, well, smarter than the average bear. When I talk about this with most people, they don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, so I stop talking. But you guys might know more than those other people (or more than I do).
Eric, you mentioned the other day how no two 85s are the same. Well, I also know this, but I use the raw data from my Guardian sensor, the ISIG, in order to see what exactly is happening behind that 85… I’m not sure if any of you use your calibration factor for anything, but I calculate mine in order to see what’s happening in the interstitial fluid alongside what’s happening in the blood. So using that calculation, I can see if my 85 is dropping or rising. I can see whether or not that 85 needs a tweaking or if it’s okay to go walk around the block. Sometimes that second number only confirms what I already know to be true, but SOMETIMES it gives me critical information to aid in making the best choice in action. So when I’m finishing exercise, I might see I’m an 80 with a CF of a 5.6… I know I don’t need to treat yet and might not ever need to. If I saw an 80 with a CF of a 3.2, I need 1-2 tablets.
I don’t know if anyone has any idea at all what I’m talking about, but I figured you guys were worth a shot. I seem to have a second number that enables me to control my blood sugar almost like a I would use the thermostat to control the temperature. When I see a blood sugar of a 90 and a 6.3, I know I need to get up and use one of those small pockets of movement, whether it be to get up and do some housework or jump on my trampoline for 3 minutes… go take a 5 minute walk… But a 90 and a 4.3 would mean I’ll drain out very quickly if I do anything that requires any kind of effort or exertion at all. So I test my blood sugar sometimes 12-20 times a day, and I calculate my CF every single time.
I’m not sure why I’m posting this… Maybe just for some traction. I have been using this number every day, all day, for going on 6 months, and it gives me twice the information I get in just a BG. I just heard about “sugar surfing” maybe 2 weeks ago, and I fell in love immediately because it’s what I do… with my calibration factor.
Too much too soon?? Did I just get moved from “good crazy” to “bad crazy”? Was I ever in the good crazy to begin with?
Just looking for thoughts… but none will be okay, too.