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Anyone else take a break from their cgm for a day or two just so diabetes isn't an every-second all-encompassing cloud over every thought?

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14 Answers
Pittsburgh, PA
YES. I especially like to take a night off so I can get a full nights sleep every once in awhile. When it's time to change my sensor I usually leave it off until the next day or sometimes for 2-3 days

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004.
Unknown Location
I don't feel that it's much of a break. Using the CGM is a breath of fresh air. That is more of a break than not having it. Without it I am worrying more about my Bg levels.

Bossier City, LA
I keep having problems with my dexcom cgm falling off! Any ideas for help?

Tracy, CA
I was using the minimed one for about 6 months. Got my a1c down to 5.8 (from the mid 7s) but it was exhausting. I think I burned myself out on it (no CGMS and up to 8.0, highest in my life). I need to work on not being a perfectionist with it. So yes, I understand for sure!

TX, United States
I only use my CGM a week before my doctor's visit or if I'm traveling. Having all the devices, beeps, and numbers is too much to handle on a daily basis!

Moultrie, GA
If you've been out on insulin you really shouldn't be taking breaks. I have done it and really regretted it.

Tracy, CA
**** a CGM is a continuous glucose monitor, not insulin. Type 1s can't take breaks from insulin.

Moultrie, GA
Lol****I didn't mean to put that here I was answering another question. I'm so sorry!

Moultrie, GA
If I knew how to fleet it I would!

Tracy, CA
No worries. I did see some other posts about going without insulin. I could see the confusion.

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