Shawty went low, low, low …

I have been running lower than usual recently, and the problem with that is I’m not always feeling the hypos like I used to.  I used to be able to start feeling it when I was in the 70s.  Three different times this weekend, I was in the 50s and didn’t feel it. :/  I had taken off my CGM on Friday, thinking I’d give myself a “break” over the weekend, but ended up putting it back on Saturday because of this.

Sunday morning, I was working in my church nursery and noticed my hand was shaking. I felt “fine” but I tested … it was 54.  Oops.  Downed a Quick Stick and then the cart came by with snacks – grabbed a donut.  Was worried about over correcting .. but didn’t.    It happened again in the afternoon.

And last night, I was 81 with 4.5 units of active insulin left.  So I ate 1/2 a pb sandwich – didn’t affect me for a long time.   Finally about 3 hours later, I was 148.  Felt comfortable going to bed with that number.   Starting at 12:15 am, my CGM was giving me the “Low Predicted” alarm.    It is not always 100% accurate — in fact, I’ve only seen it 100% accurate once or twice — Usually it averages about 20% off, which is normal since it’s testing intersticial fluid vs a finger stick.     So I silenced my alarm, assuming I was maybe in the low 80s and it was just picking up on a lowering trend.  So for the next 5 hours, I had a very restless sleep as I continued to silence it. (Sorry ’bout that, D… )

Then around 6:30 am, I finally checked it (which I should have done the first time, but I didn’t) and I was 58. Ugh.  So I sat up in bed, picked up my juice box that I keep on the night stand and watched the local news while sipping my Juicy Juice.

And today at lunch, I started out (Chipotle burrito bowl — 63g of deliciousness carbs) with a BG of 72. And an hourish after eating, I’m low again with 9.6 active units still on board (this means there are still 9.6 units that are waiting to be delivered, basically.)  Wth?

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About Shannon

I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic (since '92.) I have had two successful pregnancies - one of which was with twins. I wear an insulin pump- - off and on for 17 years; currently on the Medtronic pump and CGM. I am not a medical professional, nor am I giving medical advice. I am just sharing my day to day stories of someone who lives with this disease every day. My ultimate goal is to raise awareness.
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2 Responses to Shawty went low, low, low …

  1. Urge, diabetes. It can be so frustrating. I’m jealous you have CGM, I will be trialling one for a week in May.

    • Shannon says:

      Good luck with your trial 🙂 I was not on board at all with it several years ago – I was adamant that I did NOT want to wear two things 24/7. But I’ve grown very attached to it and rely upon it more than I ever thought I would. Best of luck!!! (And thanks for the read/comment on my blog!)

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