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I look at this and wonder how on earth I didn't wake up to all of the alarms throughout the night, ringing and vibrating from the glass on the bedside table.

And then, in one swift motion, I'm thankful that I woke up at all.


Wow - scary.

What number did your meter give you for that CGM "Low"?

Yes, glad you're ok.

Just one question: did your meter confirm that you were that low?

I am thankful you woke up too. The world is a much better place with you in it!

When I woke up this morning my cgm told me I was at 400 and had been for the last few hours. My meter disagreed. I think I didn't insert the sensor well enough.

We are too, Kerri! *hugs*

too bad CGM's don't have a LOUD siren or a AC/DC track that would blast out when it drops under a certain number.....
glad you're ok

That's happened to me a couple times. I find it way more scary than the complications could ever seem to me.

holy moly! scary! glad you woke up! ugh.

I am too. Very, very thankful ...

I'm definitely glad you're here to write about it, but I too have to ask..did your sensor die? I had one die on me once as I watched the reported BG and ISIG values slowly descend to zero.

Scott - My BG was 48 mg/dL when I woke up, so I'm inclined to think the Dexcom and the meter were accurate. And that I was just a heavy, low sleeper. :(

Must have been the night for lows...I had a 52 last night and I did finally hear the Dexcom but it tooks awhile. :( Night lows suck.

So glad you woke up to blog another day.

I agree that CGM's need a loud alarm for night time. Something like a smoke alarm. I only saw LOW on my meter once. I never want to see it again. I am so glad you are all right. Hugs!

I'm definitely glad you're here to write about it, but I too have to ask..did your sensor die? I had one die on me once as I watched the reported BG and ISIG values slowly descend to zero.

Glad you are ok, we just got the Dexcom yesterday for his send off to college, I thought it would let me have some piece of mind while he was away but this just blew that idea........

Holy eff!

I'm so glad you were/are OK. I am getting an empathic migraine for you.

Again, I'm so glad you are OK!

That's by far the most disturbing CGM graph I've ever seen. Shit. You're still aiming for a higher number than usual, I assume? 'Cause I so hope that it helps for your low symptoms to come back and make it easier to wake up from any night-time low.

I'm very glad you are ok. Also, wishing you a good nights sleep for tonight!

Ugh. Been there. I really should be nicer to my liver, given that it is probably what kept me alive in those episodes.

Ouch. Charlo has yet to be low mid-night, but be damned, I'm scared during the day when she hits a crazy 39 or even 54! We're exploring pumps and cgms for when she hits her six month from diagnosis. What I know about T1D now, is it changes all the time no matter what we do. Thank you for sharing your journey. You honestly give me hope and solace.

I saw in your earlier post that your Dexcom thresholds are set at 60 and 160-

I would probably never wake up with my low threshold at 60, because I'd actually be 40. Many trials at night have shown me that when my CGM reads 80, I'm actually 70 or lower. So I set my low threshold at 80, and this has been working much better for me because I still wake up okay in the 65-80 range.

This made me cry. hard. So glad you are alive today.

This same thing happened to my son who did not wake up until we got him up in the morning. He then went into a seizure ... Turns out the sensor and the CGM were not from the same updates. Who knew?! Now we do know and the CGM is back to beeping and vibrating. Weird. Scary.

Wow, that is crazy. I am glad you are ok! I am surprised your liver didn't kick in with glucagon to counter it especially over such a long period of time! My daughters dexcom is literally in the mail and I know I will be able to sleep better (well maybe not that much better after reading this). She has never woken up to her nighttime lows. We are going to put a baby monitor in her room for the night so we can hear if it alarms.

This is so scary, and I'm so glad you're okay!

You need a Rube Goldberg-like set-up so that the glass vibrating sets off a series of unlikely reactions involving golf balls, falling dominoes & rubber duckies, ending in the Loudest Alarm Ever. :)

Or maybe put the receiver in something metal that would ring more like a struck bell? I am coming up with a blank about what that would be, however.

That picture gives me chills. So glad you woke to nothing worse than the question of how you slept through it!

I am scared to admit how many times I wake up to a similar looking graph.

Thank God you are ok Kerri! You were that low for 6 hrs?! That is so scary, do you normally feel lows? Thankfully I normally wake up when I am low. Careful, that is just too close.

Made me cry too. "Thankful I woke up at all".....really struck home. I can't get my morning numbers down because I'm so afraid of night lows-which I have whenever I make the adjustments you'd think would help with morning numbers.
Every bit of the vulnerable, helpless feeling one has as a diabetic, no matter how well we may dealing with it, is summed up in that sentence. Thankful I woke up at all. Every single day.

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