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?