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5 Days & Counting: DEXCOM

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Hi everyone. Sorry if this update gets a little confusing, but after the 5th day of nonstop waking up to multiple alarms going off since this month has started, I thought I would take a picture of my number that was being shown on the phone after eating a snack at 5:30 am today and then breakfast. This number is also after having 62 carbs. and doing 3 units of insulin afterwards.

The first alarm woke me up at 12:17 am because the receiver thought I was dropping. When I did my test at that time, it was 282 mg/dl on the monitor for testing. The number on the receiver said I was 204 with two arrows straight down. The alarm/number on the receiver at 5:30 said I was 80 -> when I was 83 mg/dl, so I had a pineapple juice and a mini shake before going back to sleep for an hour before breakfast time. I'm thinking that I may need to lower the bedtime insulin dose if this keeps up, but I don't want to drop the dose too much. At the moment, I use 9 units of long acting before bed with my nighttime snack and test. My fast acting is between 0-17 depending on how many carbs. I eat at each meal.

In other news dealing with the numbers/sensor, there has been some times on and off that the sensor wasn't giving numbers and there would be Sensor Error/No Data, but there was data on the phone. I'm not sure how that's possible, but this is what has been going on on Friday and part of yesterday.

Well, this is all for right now. More information to come in a few days unless something comes up sooner. I'm suppose to change this sensor on Wednesday late night, so I hope it lasts that long.

Stay safe, happy and healthy! Watch this page! :-)

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namaha profile image

Please take care !

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to namaha

Thank you for saying that!😀👍🌈

footgo profile image

Good afternoon Leah

I have to admit to you, l admire you, for me, as a layman and with little knowledge on diabetes, l find what you are going through most days, with all these false readings and with problems with your sensor etc very baffling. Is this normal behaviour? Has your life been like this for very long?

I am interested, l hope that you do not mind my comments and questions?

It appears that you have to be on guard 24/7. You must know your snacks and meals so well. What to have and when to have them and when not to.

I wish you a wonderful lunch shortly, take care of yourself, best wishes, Tim.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to footgo

It’s okay to ask me anything that you want to know about the sensor and health in general. I’m okay with that.

I have been using the CGM for 5.5 years now, but some of the sensors do work and some just have a lot of issues.

I’ve been type 1 for 39 years. So, you’re right. I have a lot of ways to get things done, but they don’t always go the way I expect now and then.

Lunch was good. Leftovers from dinner last night and a Greek yogurt on the side.😀👍🌈

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footgo in reply to Activity2004

Thank you Leah for this information, life is certainly a learning curve for sure.

Thirty nine years is a long time, you are so dependent on your mechanical help and when that plays up your years of experience comes into play.

Thank you, best wishes, Tim.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to footgo

Thanks, Tim. Yes, 39 years is a long time, but I sometimes still need to figure out why certain things happen and when.

The sensor is doing its Sensor Error now. Will see how long that goes before I can call for a free replacement.

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footgo in reply to Activity2004

Good luck!!

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to footgo

Thank you!😀👍👍🌈

I have to say Leah that this is bad news so poor you, it would drive me nuts!

I hope you resolve these alarms and misnomers.

Just take care of yourself now. 🌈👍😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to

Thank you for saying that! I will let you know how things go soon.😀👍🌈

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