I’m not sure if anyone can help with this or not, but I’m going to ask anyway.
I have a huge problem with lows. As in, I pass out a few times a week. I got the Dexcom, because I hoped it would alert me when I got low, especially during the middle of the night. Unfortunately, it only alerts me once every 30 minutes, which I can easily sleep through. I got the Dexcom about 2 and a half weeks ago, and I’ve spent several nights where I was just LOW for about 7 or 8 hours. I know it does an alert, but, when I’m low, I’m not going to listen to it if it just does a couple of beeps every 30 minutes. As it is, I just hit the OK button and go back to sleep. I tell myself, “Hey, don’t hit the ok button” (because, I think, if you don’t hit the OK button, it’s supposed to keep beeping, but I haven’t really noticed that), but I don’t really listen to myself when I’m low and asleep.
Anyway, my question is: does anyone know of a way to make it keep beeping (or to beep every minute or so) until your blood sugars are normal? I just keep falling back asleep instead of treating my lows when (if) the alarm wakes me up. Any ideas?