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?