But as it turns out, I've been carrying around both the receiver and the iPhone. I'm a girl, so shoving things in my purse comes natural to me. Sometimes it feels quicker to just pull out the Dexcom receiver and hit one button to see my trend graph. (It feels quicker, because it IS quicker.) Also, if I'm at a movie theater, the screen of my iPhone is distractingly bright, where as the little receiver is less so.
|Dexcom G5 Receiver|
So although I am often annoyed about not being able to find the little receiver, I prefer it over the iPhone app. And here is a little story to illustrate why.
I couldn't find my Dexcom receiver one morning as I was rushing out of the house on my way to yoga. I looked around the house a bit, but didn't want to be late to class, so I went without it and just brought my iPhone inside the studio.
"What?!" I wanted to say. "No. I'm pretty sure you have no idea what I would need if I had a problem with my (thirst?!) blood sugar during class." But I just breathed in/sighed and did my downward dog pose instead.
Not only is this quick story that explains why I often prefer the Dexcom receiver over my iPhone, it's also an example of why having a Dexcom CGM is so important to me. I don't want to ever have to rely on others to help me get out of a situation related to my diabetes. Because they may just think I'm thirsty and pour water on me!
All I ask of you Dexcom is this: Can we please put a tracker on that receiver already?