I spent the entire night in the 200’s. Not good. And yes, I was close to that when I went to bed but had enough IOB (insulin on board) to take care of it, according to the Ping.
And yes, I’m guessing I slept through the DexCom’s beeps and vibrates. Well, that’s stupid, there’s no guessing. I did sleep through it. I guess I need to do something. Uh, what? I’m thinking maybe a metal bowl of full of marbles to set on the nightstand with the DC sitting in that big bowl of marbles. (Of course, I’ll do my best to find BLUE marbles.)
I woke up at 4:30am to go to the bathroom. Pushed the button on the DC, saw the number, gasped, looked at the graph, gasped, tested, gasped, hit buttons on the Ping and stayed up. One hour later, no change, so did some more insulin. More testing, more buttoning and at 7:30am, pulled the inset and put in a new one. Inset looked fine. Within 30 minutes I’m dropping (well, I’m not – thank goodness – but the BG number is). The day didn’t improve all that much and until this afternoon when I came home, I saw nothing under 130.
I’m guessing it was just one of those nights/days where diabetes just wanted to show me who was boss.
Now – time to admit my stupidity… I didn’t realize there was a snooze thing on the DC. Well, I sort of did but – didn’t use it (obviously). I have just set it and hopefully, it will work until I find a big metal bowl of blue marbles. (try to say that fast 5 times). (It’s easier than “rubber baby buggy bumpers”)
From the FAQ on Dexcom…
What is the snooze feature?
After being alerted for a high or low blood sugar the snooze feature will enable you to have the option to be alerted again if you are still above or below your target range after a user-selected amount of time. For example, if you went above 200, were alerted, you acknowledged the alert, and you are still above 200 an hour later (with a 1 hr snooze alert set) it will alert you again. It works much like the snooze feature on an alarm clock.