Getting to where I currently am, “good” control is all relative, has been a combination of following good advice, incremental changes, and kick-■■■ technology driving those changes. I rely on the technology, exercise, and diet. I make all my own adjustments accordingly, but I’m always checking back with my endo at our regular three month appointpents to have another set of eyes watching my numbers to see if there are any potential problems.
The CGM is great because we can get real time, or close to real time anyway, feedback on how changes in our diet and exercise affect our BGs. I initially got the Dex because I was having lot’s of lows, especially associated with my exercise program. After using it for a few weeks and working through my issues, I figured out real quick that a pump would give me a lot more control over my basal rate under various conditions . After working with the Omnipod and Dex for a month, I figured out that a lot of my meal dosing issues could also be dealt with using extended boluses, etc. All along, i’ve been gradually tightening the range on my Dex alarms.
It’s definitely a work in progress, but the key word is progress. This group, like every other group, has been great with helpful tips advice. This group is fabtastic, though, because it’s the first time I’ve been able to actually see and read about how others are using their CGMs to tighten their control. Ironlically though, it’s when we talk about our excusions and get good advice on dealing with those that really really helps.