Message to those who say my diabetic child doesn't need a CGM:
Your day ends when you go home. You don't have to think about this disease 24/7. How nice it must be for you to not worry your child might have a seizure or die in the middle of the night. How nice it must be for your child not to worry about these things.
The reason Sain doesn't have seizures is two-fold
1. I check her MANY MANY MANY times a night -- last night it was at 9, 11, 1, 4 and 6 am. Were you up at those times, too?
2. I run her numbers higher at night so I can get A LITTLE sleep.
(Hmmm, maybe that's why her A1C is a little higher -- did you think of that?)
To say she does not need one after telling me she's a great candidate for one and that it would greatly improve her stability and prevent long term complications is absurd.
I have never been as angry, sad, disappointed as I am right now.
(Interestingly enough, this post is NOT directed at the insurance companies. No, this wound cuts much deeper.)