Having a CGM has significantly improved my quality of life. I have had my dexcom for about 8 months, and an insulin pump for just over 2 years. At first I found the shear volume of data from the dexcom to be overwhelming, but now I've found I can't live without it!
It has slowly dawned on my over the last few months that my diabetes related anxiety has diminished significantly. While this disease can be challenging emotionally and physically, it's started to seem much less of a burden. In the last few weeks I've started to attribute part of this to my dexcom. When I feel a little odd and wonder "is my bg high or low, or is this feeling completely unrelated?" I can just look at my dexcom and _see_, Sometimes it's rising rapidly, sometimes it's doing just fine, etc. These are things I had to guess at before, or pull over my car to see. Sure I still finger stick quite often, but I have a general idea what I'm going to see before the number pops up.
When my insurance company was evaluating my request for a CGM, at first they told me I didn't have enough severe lows and my A1Cs were in too good of a range to warrant a CGM. I had to either be in poor control or be in the 40's to benefit from one. I disagree with this, I think any diabetic can _mentally_ benefit from a cgm.
Anyway, the point of this post is to find out who else has had this same experience using a CGM. Do you find your general concerns/anxieties about BGs to be improved with a CGM? Or do you find it to be more of a hassle?