Hello! Brand new to the forum, so thanks in advance for any feedback!
I have been struggling with the 670G, with Guardian3 sensors in Auto More. I had a disturbing issue that neither Medtronic not my trainer seem to have an answer for. I’m curious, has anyone else out there has experienced it?
The first week I started on Auto Mode, I noticed I felt off. I had a very strange persistent nausea, which I dismissed, assuming it was something else. My first few weeks in Auto Mode, I had some struggles, especially with correcting highs, but overall the time in range time looked good. I didn’t love the constraining feeling if the system, so I would occasionally go off a week, and then try again. The nausea returned each time. Finally, after a few weeks and the nausea coming off and on, I realized what it felt like. I remember thinking, “I feel like I’m running a high blood sugar”, but I was testing at 154 (sensor read 120s) Then I tested my ketones, and sure enough I was passing small ketones. I’ve been a Type 1 for over 20 years and never experienced ketones with a blood sugar that was not over 200. I got out of Auto Mode and corrected and drank a ton of water. The nausea went away and so did the ketones. I tried Auto Mode again, primarily as a test. And sure enough it happened again, more nausea and more ketones, this time with a 182 blood sugar (sensor at 140s).
I quit Auto Mode then and reached out to Medtronic with the issue. He said from what he could see the system seemed to be working well. He asked if I was on a very low carb diet, which could be a factor, but I’m not.
The only explanation I can come up with is that Auto Mode underestimated my basal insulin, so my body was unable to metabolize the sugar in my blood stream, even though it was not dangerously elevated.
I’m currently talking with a trainer, but primarily she wants me back in Auto Mode, which I am not comfortable with at this time. I have an appointment with my doctor, but he’s notoriously hard to see and it isn’t for a couple months.
I’d really appreciate hearing thoughts and if you or someone you know has experienced this!