So, I went back to see the diabetes educator after having the g5 for the first 2 weeks, and I got really frustrated with being told that on 2 weeks of data, I should be increasing my night time Levemir when it generally drops me around 10mmol/L overnight.
I have had many issues with my HCP’s basically calling me paranoid about hypos (why wouldn’t I be when I’m hypo unaware and I live alone) and that it’s the reason for my many DKA’s (FYI none for 8 years and that’s because I realised that stress was my nemesis and no longer work).
So, I increased my night time Levemir by 2 units. I had a small snack to bump me up as I was 7.2mmol/L before bed.
At 2:30am the urgent low alarm woke me. I usually don’t need many to bring me up, but it took an hour of constant alarms and subsequent jelly babies to start to make a difference! Of course, then they all kicked in at once and at 5:30am I needed to correct after topping at 18.3mmol/L. It even got so low that the g5 would only say low!
Needless to say, I’ve readjusted my dose, and I will just smile and nod at future DE’s that think they know what my body is going to do. It just really frustrates me that you go to these people for help and insight, and they don’t take into consideration, our individuality.