Today is Day 6 of Dexcom readings. I now have physical proof of the roller coaster I am riding with my blood sugar numbers. Now I can clearly see why my numbers have been so frustrating...!! (the red dots are my glucometer readings - very accurate!)
My average blood sugar number: 188
My highest blood sugar number: 336
My lowest blood sugar number: 68
I've been experimenting with a slight increase in overnight basal
insulin because of a noticed pattern of waking up high. It seemed to be
that my number was rising around 8 am or so.
Three nights ago, I took 11 units of basal insulin, going to bed at 245 (took no correction) and woke up at 4:20 to a low of 72. 6 glucotabs and 2 hours later I was up to 173.
Two nights ago, I took 10 units of basal insulin and went to bed at 170, and woke up the next morning at 8:30 to a big fat 310 after steadily going higher throughout the night.
Last night I took 10.5 units of basal insulin and went to bed at 141. It seems from there I stayed steady in the 130s for half the night, and then I slowly started to go lower around 4 am.
My alert woke me up this morning at 6:40 to tell me I was 70. I treated with 2 glucotabs and waited 15 minutes. At 6:55 I was 68. I took 2 more glucotabs and waited another 15 minutes. At 7:15 I was back up to 85 and rising. I slept off and on until about 10. It didn't feel all that restful.
And now I'm experiencing my first issue with my sensor. It is not
communicating with the transmitter/receiver. I am waiting for it to
correct itself. If it goes for another 2 hours without resolving
itself, I'll need to call Tech Support.