Short story: last night I had a severe hypoglycemia. It was one of those where you wake up drenched in sweat and super disoriented...not good times. First thing I did was check my Vibe's CGM, and not only did it read "LOW", but my trendline showed that I'd been below my Low Alert threshold for nearly 2 hours. After drinking some juice, I tested my BS... 40.
This isn't the first time that I've missed an alarm while asleep since switching to the Vibe in Feb, but it's by far the most disconcerting. What's even worse is that my snooze time is set to 30 minutes, which means that the alarm must have gone off at least 4 times without waking me.
I'm set on not having this happen again, so I'm now actively trying to find ways to make the Vibe's alarms more viable. I plan on running a few different experiments. The first will be to clip the Vibe to a glass cup and leave it in the bed with me. If that doesn't work, I may try using a longer tubing and clipping it to a glass that sits on my nightstand (like I used to do with my G4 receiver). I'm also going to try to clip it to different places on my body that may be more sensitive to the vibrations than my waist (e.g. a shirt pocket). If any of you have any ideas for experiments, or have figured out a technique of your own, please do share! Thank you!
In the meantime, I'm going to reactivate my G4 receiver and set its Low Alert threshold 5 mg/dl below my Vibe. That way I can ensure my safety while still testing the Vibe's alerts. Ultimately though, I don't want to have to use both devices simultaneously, so I'm hoping to find a solution to the Vibe alert problem.
tl;dr - Do any of you have a technique for making the Vibe's alarms more viable, either by amplifying the sound, increasing the vibration, or some other means?
Thank you so much! All the best