Having a FreeStyle Libre Continous Glucose Monitor (CGM) has been extremely helpful to get immediate feedback with glucose control. The biggest issue I've had with it has been keeping the sensor (white disc on the back of your arm) in place. I've learned that proper skin cleaning is important along with sensor positioning. Even so, the sensor can loosen from sweat and this can just easily happen lounging around a pool at a resort in Costa Rica as it could from a day of intensive work in hot weather. Even though the sensor seems secure, it can easily be pulled off with your tee-shirt.
This has happened once too many times so I'm now trying an overlay of Tegaderm to prevent catching on shirt sleeves and, if this doesn't work, I'm then try Skin-Prep to get the Tegaderm and sensor to stick better.
If you're wondering what I've been eating lately, the following list is what my daily meals typically look like. We've been getting seeds and nuts from the local Bulk Barn and buy just enough to use the coupon in the BB flyer.
(evening - if hungry)
|2015-10||Diagnosed diabetic, prescribed Metformin and Januvia.|
|2017-10||Prescribed Janumet XR to replace Metformin and Januvia.|
|2018||Prescribed Dapagliflozin (Forxiga/Farxiga).|
|2019||Janumet adjusted with lower metformin content.|
|2019-11-02||Started using FreeStyle Libre glucometer.|
|2019-11-11||Stopped taking Janumet (Metformin & Januvia).|
|2019-11-20||Blood sugar trending higher, sometimes deferring breakfast until noon as per blood glucose.|
|2019-12-02||On vacation, stopped taking Rosuvustatin.|
|2019-12-12||Starting regularly deferring breakfast until noon or later (2 or 1 meal/day).|
|2020-01-11||Stopped taking Forxiga. Now only taking Telmisartin (Micardis) and ASA 81 mg daily.|
|2020-01-28||Stopped taking Telmisartin.|
|2020-05-23||Stopped taking 81mg ASA.|