I typically wake up at night when my blood sugar reaches the 50s, but over the last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed that by the time I wake up, I’ve been low for over a half hour to an hour.
I’m not really sure if that’s really bad or not. Before the CGM, I’d wake up, drink juice and go back to bed. I do the same thing now, but it’s a little alarming to see how long I was low before waking up. The vibrations of my CGM used to be enough, but I guess they aren’t anymore.
Last night, I was in the 50s for 45 minutes before waking up. A few hours before, my husband woke me up to tell me my blood sugar was falling rapidly. I ran 3 miles, and experienced a spike a few hours after due to my evening snack so I dosed for it. I guess the exercise kicked in with the insulin. Anyway, I woke up, nodded and didn’t take any action for the falling levels. I paid for it.
After drinking two juice boxes, I was good enough to go back to sleep.
Looks like my CGM alarms are going to be on sound from now on…