|My 90-day BG Average|
The OmniPod PDM maintains daily, 7 day, 14 day, 30 day, 60 day, and 90 day averages of your blood sugar (assuming you use the PDM as your meter or you manually input them into the device). It also tells you what your lowest and highest number has been during that time frame.
When I look at this picture, I don't just see the numbers 35 and 402. I see 35 and have an instant flashback to realizing my DexCom sensor had run its course. It should have caught that 35 way back when I went below 70, but instead was still showing me in range. I see 402 and remember my wonderful honeymoon in Mexico where I spent days on end eating, drinking, and dealing with spoiled insulin in the hot Mexican sun.
I also see the true range of a Type 1 diabetic's blood sugars. My A1cs over the last year have been the best I've had in my 18 years with diabetes, but that doesn't mean I don't still have extreme highs and lows.
To most people, numbers are just numbers. To a Type 1 diabetic, each number has a memory, a meaning, a feeling, a reaction. Numbers aren't just numbers, they tell the story of our life.