"I want you to do it yourself!" Beth laughed, as I tried to con her into putting it in for me.
Turned out that after all it didn't even hurt. It was more of the idea of the needle shooting into my stomach full speed that I didn't like - it was much bigger and thicker than the one of my Mio. Thankfully, Medtronic just put out another sensor that is much smaller and thinner! Looking forward to also trying that one out once my nurse is trained!
At first I was being a big critic about the sensor, it seemed to be a little off at first, but now that I have been wearing it for about 40 hours, it has for sure proved to me that it is is pretty accurate. It is incredibly interesting to see what exactly my blood sugar is doing when I wouldn't normally be checking it, for example in the middle of the night. I could see how it slowly drops as well as when my sister and I went for a walk I could see it also slowly declining. Things that I sort of knew but didn't exactly ever see it mapped out like that.
I think this will really help with me preventing lows since I was having trouble knowing exactly when to lower my pump, when to eat, when to treat etc. So far it has been awesome and every time I look at the graph I am amazed that we have the technology to do these types of things! Makes me feel lucky to be living with diabetes at this time...to think what advancements will be next.