Thank Goodness for CGM Technology
After another low blood sugar in the middle of the night, I am again so glad that I have a CGM. My continuous glucose monitor (CGM) started to vibrate at 3:10 am last night, awaking both me and my boyfriend.
I have it set so that if my blood sugar reaches 60 mg/dL, it alerts me. It also vibrates/alerts twice as much if I continue to drop below 55 mg/dL. When it began to vibrate at 3am, the CGM said my sugar was at 60 mg/dL. When I actually checked my sugar level, I was at 51 mg/dL. Time to run for a snack and some juice!
If I wouldn’t have had my CGM on last night, I wouldn’t have woken up in the middle of the night. I would have probably slipped into a diabetic coma or have seizures of some sort. Yes, CGM technology isn’t ever 100% correct, but the alert and wake-up call was well worth it. I am very pleased to say that I woke up with a blood sugar of 102 mg/dL. I was awake, coherient and able to start another typical day as a Type 1 Diabetic.