Hi, kinda sorta new here, not new to diabetes. Been type 2 for almost 20 years. Currently on 40 units of Lantus.
My anxiety and questions below:
I wear a dexcom g6, I never calibrate it, don’t have to. Last night at 830ish my Dexcom alerted of a low, below 80. All day long I had been running in the 200s. I looked at dexcom and it had dropped 200pts in an hour. I tested with my meter, it was 80, checked again, it was 66. So immediately have a panic attack and start treating. Shaking, sweating, heart pounding and an hour later I’m going back up, but becuz I freaked out, it went really high. I did calibrate my dex immediately after those first finger pokes.
So, today called dexcom, they said probably defective sensor. Ok, sending a replacement. Also called drs office asking if BS can drop that fast, they said yes, that can happen.
That can’t happen, can it? 200 pts that fast? It sounds like a dumb question but I guess I was so shocked thinking I was high. So now I don’t trust my dex even tho I’ve calibrated it a couple of times today. It seems to be spot on…now. I’m wearing the same one, didn’t replace it with a new one. And my anxiety is still through the roof. I’ll be setting alarms to finger poke tonight.
Any advice is much appreciated!