Yes, I tend to be proactive and do my best to stay low carb, take meds, monitor the CGM, etc. Have thought about pumps, but with my relatively minimal need for insulin (11 unit basal, 2-5 units mealtime) seems a bit of overkill at this point. That said, I have no real idea what “normal”, “high”, or “low” insulin intake is amongst others, though what I’ve read indicates quite the range depending on diet, exercise, etc. I think mine’s pretty low.
Yes, the default alarms on the Dexcom seem a little overkill; probably an abundance or caution for people that don’t take them seriously. The nightly test one particularly drives me nuts as I tend to plug it in on going to bed (after the wife, usually) and hate to disturb her. Haven’t found a way to kill that one off; perhaps plug it in for a charge elsewhere in the house and use my phone during the night on the bedside.
Appreciate your comments on exercise. We recently purchased an elliptical and a treadmill in place of going to a gym (cancelled the expense during Covid, not worth the risk!). I established a program of exercise rules for myself without involving my Endo. Signed up to participate in JDRF exercise study, but Endo refused to endorse (thought the protocol might be too severe) and wanted more time to see me level out. Told her of my program she said that was fine, but still not endorse the study. I only exercise if I’m above 120, expect a drop, and take fruit with me for use depending on level I drop to. I too use Apple Watch/Health to track and post to Dexcom. Haven’t tracked closely enough to define any impact, though it seems to level out my BGs.
While lows don’t seem a big problem, every time I think that, my body teaches me otherwise, though I think I’ve got a handle on treating the ones that occur with some restraint so as not too swing high following. The first time or two, scared the “halibut” out of me, so I have a healthy respect for them.
My biggest issue is the gradual but steady increase I have in the afternoon and evening. My bonus seems to take care of the meal carbs, but anywhere from 90 to 3 hours after I start and a steady climb upwards to being on the edge of needing a correction dose. Again, in the grand scheme of others write ups, mine isn’t that bad, but concerning to me, none the less.