Friday, April 3, 2009

Low Alarms . . .

So, I'm having lunch with a friend and former co-worker who is a Type 2, and my CGM's low alarm goes off.  My friend panics a bit and asks if I have something with me to treat a low.  As I reach into my purse for my meter, I show him that the inside of my pocketbook looks like an Eater basket practically bursting with candy.  Unfortunately, most of it is chocolate, which won't help much in this situation.

Luckily, the low treatment isn't needed.  My fingerstick shows me at a perfect 100.  Soon after, I'm having coffee with my former boss, and my low alarm goes off again.  My meter shows 110, so I'm really getting annoyed.  Actually, my CGM screen shows 110 as well.  Since my alarm is set for 70 or below, I can't figure out why it went off.  As I ponder this, it goes off yet again . . .

I open my eyes and realize the low alarm had woven itself into the thread of my dream.   Although my "dream finger-sticks" showed me at 100 and 110, my real life Friday morning fingerstick showed me at 50.  I had done the right thing in my dream and tested each time the alarm went off.  In real life, however, I had slept through 20 minutes of alarms.

Does diabetes weave itself into your dreams too, or is it just me?


  1. You are not alone! That happens to me almost every time I am low in the middle of the night.

    Except in my dreams I feel really low, I test and I'm low and I end up eating. All in a dream. Then when I finally do wake up I can't figure out why I still feel so low after all that food!

    Then I realize its a dream. Every time. haha

  2. Oh my gosh!
    I do the Same thing ninnifur!

    I did a double-take on what you wrote Karen. I almost did not believe it was a dream. Weirdness.
    Glad you woke up tho and took care of it.

    T1 is a whole weird world.

  3. Damn. We can't escape from it even in our dreams. That's messed up.

  4. wow, that's crazy. give yourself props for testing in your dreams though!

    Nicole - TOTALeMEDICAL's titter admin.


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