Samson’s last G6 sensor failed at 9p last night, and his three-month supply is supposed to arrive today. We were completely out, so for the first time since April 2016, we went an entire night with no blood sugar readings from a CGM.
I lucked out; he had eaten mac n’ cheese and ice cream for dinner, which typically requires secondary boluses later in the night. We decided to just go with the protocol we’ve used in teh past and hope it worked out.
We tested about 4 times.
At 9:50 p.m.he was 121 mg/dL
At 11:30 p.m. he was 158 mg/dL
At 12:30 a.m. he was 154 mg/dL
At 3:00 a.m. he was 208 mg/DL – I decided to use the bolus wizard and gave 0.2 units
At 5:30 a.m. he was 151 mg/dL – We woke up then.
At 7:00 a.m. he was 45 mg/DL – He’s eating an English muffin now.
At night it was all mostly okay and while he was a touch higher than he would have been with openAPS and his CGM running, at night we would have slept through most of those numbers and not corrected, so this was okay.
But then it all went wonky in the time between 5 and 7, and I know for sure he wouldn’t be 45 mg/DL at 7am with a CGM.
Anyways, I’m curious for those who don’t use CGM, how often do you test at night? And how often do you think is the bare minimum to be safe?