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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

"My Entourage" or "What the F* is Beeping???" You pick the title.

After what happened this weekend, I wasn't sure which heading I should be naming this blog. At the beginning of the weekend, I fondly thought of my arsenal of machines as my own little entourage. We went shopping together, went for a long walk outside, and ate Reese's peanut butter eggs. My entourage had my BACK! My bg never tanked nor soared. I never heard a peep from any of them. All Saturday, life was gooood. They were so quiet that I *almost* forgot I had them at all. Sigh...

That was, until my church's Easter service. You see, my church offers multiple services but I attend the service time that is recorded and then uploaded to my church's website for others to view. At the beginning of the service, we are asked to not crinkle papery things and to turn our cell phones to vibrate, so as not to disrupt the sound quality of the video. Being a creature of habit, I always turn off my iPhone and then take my regular seat in the 2nd row at church; which is a cool 8 feet or so from the stage where the pastor stands.

During the Easter sermon, when my pastor was about to dramatically announce that "Jesus Has Risen!" something in my f'ing purse starts beeeeeeeeeping. This loud, muffled beep. Panic!!!!! OMG!!!!! How could I forget to turn my phone off before church????? I whip it out- oh wait- it IS turned off. Sh*!!!! What the F* is beeping??? I was sure everyone sitting in the vicinity of me was wondering the same thing. Even the pastor made eye contact with me, as I was whipping things out of my purse at 250 mph trying to solve the crisis. Is it the pod I'm wearing? Nope. Is it my pump's PDM? Nope. It can't be my Freestyle glucose meter's alarms.... Nope, not them, either. Ah-ha! It's Sam the CGM. Sam's warning me that I'm 60/LOW. I knew I wasn't low because I had checked my bg only 15 minutes prior and was slightly elevated. I apologized to those around me, most of whom silently forgave me when they realized it wasn't my cell phone. But fear set in. If Sam is beeping now that he thinks I'm 60, he's going to beep again when he thinks I've hit 55. Craaapppppp. I'm forced to drink a juice box, knowing full well it's going to unnecessarily jack up my bg, in order to avoid another show-stopping moment from Sam. Sweet, now everyone can hear me slurping my Juicy Juice juice box (cuz you can't avoid the slurrrp noise with their cheap straw).

Oh those awesome moments. FAIL!!!

Has anyone else had perfectly timed moments? Or am I the only lucky one?


  1. My CGM beeped during Christmas services this past year. After that embarrassment, I learned about the shut down option. I'd never used it before and was afraid that meant killing the sensor session but all it actually does is turn off the receiver. Ever since, I've taken to testing before the service to make sure everything's OK, shutting down the CGM for the duration, and powering back up when I get in the car afterward. Much less embarrassing that way!!! :)

  2. Never fails. At always the WORST possible time, one of the many devices we wear decides to go into panic mode - typically when we KNOW it's not panic-worthy. But hey, it is what it is. You can tell your pastor that it was a sign from God affirming the fact that He has Risen, indeed!

  3. Mine kept beeping the other night when I was out with friends and other people I didn't know...it's awesome when you are wearing a dress and have to reach into your cleavage or up your dress (while being subtle!) in order to see why the beeping isn't stopping. I have turned it off when it won't stop beeping that I'm low and I'm actually in range...it can be very annoying!

  4. I love my new Revel Pump with it's button to silence alarms for an amount time that I set. I always use it on the night before my sensor dies when it's keeps buzzing me warning that I am on deaths door when actually I am just fine thank you very much!