Here’s to my first LOW reading on my Dexcom. I didn’t get a picture of it but just before I was 45 slanty arrow-down and my meter said 47. So I’m not sure just how low LOW was. It didn’t stay LOW too long. I’m at a happy 63 slanty arrow-up as I type. Funny thing is I didn’t even have a clue that I was getting that low. I’m not sure why I didn’t hear the alarm come to think of it.
Trying to reconstruct where I went wrong is always a mystery: I was getting low and knew dinner would be late so I bolused for my before dinner snack of crackers and a cup-of-noodles (approx. 20 carbs). Then, when I sat down to dinner I was high with a arrow-up. I estimated my carbs (29g) and bolused for dinner. I didn’t think anything of the double arrow-down alarm since I was so high. Next time checked Dex and was arrow-down at 97. We continued our game of charades with the kids. The next time I checked my Dex was after brushing my teeth. 47 slanty arrow-down. What?! Meter test confirmed Dexcom reading. I didn’t feel anything yet. Only a while later did I feel slightly numb in my fingers and my daughter said my hands felt cold. It’s not until now at 87 arrow-up that I feel a bit of heart pounding. Definitely not a typical low for me.
So where did I go wrong? Rhetorical. Diabetes is questions and guesses. Answers? Not so much.
Well, I’m level now at 102 so I really need to turn in for the night…