Have any FUDers ever found themselves going through periods of overthinking or over-controlling your T1D and BG?
When I am on solo duty with my kids, I find any unforeseen trend or number to be much more significant than when I’m not solo parenting my kids. The heightened awareness that I’m not only responsible for myself but two others seems to put a fish eye lens over the information coming out of my Dexcom.
For instance, after wrapping up my basal test tonight, I ate a salad that I have eaten 5 million times. It’s one of those dishes that requires more insulin than you really think it ought to…but past results justify it. So be it. Since I had been fasting 7 hours, and since I always spike super fast when I eat for the first time after fasting, I pre-bolused 30 minutes. And then 30 minutes after eating the salad I felt nauseous from downing a Diet Sunkist (to try to get rid of my caffeine headache from avoiding all caffeine today for the basal test) and scarfing down the salad super fast. And then I got the low alert and was heading down into the 60’s. I waited. I tested. I waited. The Dexcom was right. So I had a juice box. And waited. And tested. And waited. And parented while I waited. It eventually climbed out of the 60’s 30 minutes later. But that was a LONG 30 minutes. The only thing keeping me from feeling more stress than I did was the fact that I had just completed a basal test proving that my basal does not drive me down into some bottomless pit. I just had to deal with the meal insulin. But I hate going low 30 minutes after eating. That feels like a lot to come back from.
Anyway, back to the original question, do you ever feel like you over-analyze your Dexcom? Like you jump the gun on treating a situation that hasn’t played out yet? I feel like I do that too often but I am not entirely sure how to back off of it. On MDI and without Dexcom, I interpreted BG results from my meter so much less emotionally (and irrationally) than I do currently. I think a lot of it comes down to having other humans that I am responsible for…but I cannot rule out that sometimes the Dexcom graph sucks me into some concerns that I would not otherwise have.