Oh, I am T1D for 68 years, and am 89 years OLD.. This was first time my wife had to call 911… Other 2 times I came around on my own in the past, I
I haven’t for almost 3 years. Since I started using dexcom cgm, the alerts keep this from happening. Prior to that, it happened to me a handful of times through my 30 years of type 1.
Where’s the never in 29 years choice? Knock on wood, hasn’t happened and hopefully never will. Still fortunate that I can feel symptoms of lows coming in addition to using cgm and tandem pump to help.
No. The Dexcom CGM 6 keeps me aware if my sugar is going low so I can reverse it in time to avoid losing consciousness.
The tandem control IQ based on the settings on my pump keeps my bg levels perfectly during the night.
This is what scares me the most because of living alone with T1D. The Abbott Freestyle Libre keeps me informed before tragedy might happen, so I rely on both sensor and meters to make certain I am OK.
Not in the last 12 months. Last time was at work in 2018 when I was not using a CGM and I left my meter at home. I was in the middle of new job/old insurance and was planning on getting a new pump/CGM but had that bad low (911 was called) plus two more at home alone, although I managed to not pass out and finally pulled through myself. I love my pump but I realize that a CGM is as important, if not more, than the pump.
I said unsure because I might have but recovered by myself due to the pump’s Control IQ suspending Insulin, but last time I needed any assistance was in 2003, about 2 months before I switched from MDI to Insulin Pump use.
Kurz said, “The horror, the horror.” But now some say, “The stench, the stench. Oh, the malodorous malicious stench of the stench.” Different senses are experienced. Every hypoglycemic experience is different, experienced in different ways by different people. But they’re all vivid and intense. Loss of consciousness? That’s actually the good part. That’s when the experience is ended. That’s when the goodness of others and the community around you steps in and participates.
I said no to LOC but there have been times of being pretty close. I have a CGM but I can be 109 and feeling great then in a few minutes 69 then 43. My endo over the years has tried her best to regulate my settings but we have not found that place yet!
Prior to CGM, I frequently had severe lows with too many EMS calls. Started with Dexcom in 2006 – never had a single severe low since. Not one single EMS call since 2006. I don’t miss that experience one bit.
Probably wouldn’t have made it to the 50 year mark without Dexcom.
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Yes, about 15 months ago.. I changed routine and took a nap without checking finger stick…. I should [did] have known better!!! I now have a CGM…