Here’s an abstract of a recent analysis of CGM use among T1Ds:
Thanks! It would be interesting to hear what people have their alarms set for.
My low alarm is 55.
My high alarm is (normally) set at 140.
I really like 55/130 at night and 55/120 at day because it seems like the upward movement can have a bit of a lag.
Overall, this has been good for sleep although lately number has been rising around 11 pm so haven’t quite figured out the best strategy for that yet.
What is not described in the link is how people are interacting and using the CGM. I don’t just wait for an alarm, if I see it going from 90 to 100, I’ll hit it.
More glances at the CGM - regardless of the settings - can make a huge difference.
These are some of the intricacies that are not always explored and analyzed in studies like this.
Yes exactly it seems that the non-diabetics tend to make those types of assumptions.
During the day I have low at 85 and high at 130. At night I have low at 65 and high at 150. The day settings prompt me to take a look when interesting trends might be getting underway that I don’t already know about (because of inattention.) The night settings enable me to sleep except when I really should intervene: they are not merely informational, they are “action required.”
I have my Dexcom app urgent low set at 55, and all other alerts off. This is one of the best features about xDrip+, alarms can be completely turned off, or set to a user’s comfort zone, including the urgent low alarm.