Two nights ago I was sleeping and woke up in a pool of sweat. I thought I was having a hot flash. I was laying in bed waiting for it to stop, decided to get up and use the bathroom. I stood up and almost fell down. Something was VERY wrong. I grabbed my meter on the way to the bathroom. My sugar was 38. I have never had a sugar that low. This is the third low I have had in the middle of the night over the past 8 weeks. The others were 48 and 65. What scares me is the fact that I have NO IDEA why it happened. The scarier part for me is the fact that I am away from home on a job assignment and am alone in a hotel room. I didn’t really have simple sugars in the room except for a pint of sherbet, ate the whole thing…felt nauseous.It took 30 minutes for my sugar to reach 70. Three hours later, when I got up for work, my sugar was only 106. I know the right answer is a CGM. I have the Dexcom G6 sensor and transmitter BUT, I can’t use it. I need the receiver (my cell isn’t compatible) and have not been able to get one since April. I have been in contact with the pharmacy as well as their corporate office, my insurance carrier, and Dexcom (they suggested I buy a new cell phone). I guess I just needed to vent. I’m a little scared to sleep and I have another 6 weeks before I get to go home.
UPDATE: Thank you all for the responses, support, information and offers to help. I really appreciate it all. I HAVE A RECEIVER!!! Yay. In addition, I changed around my schedule and am driving home Thursday night after work. It’s a 5+ hour drive and I expect to get home around 2am. I made an appointment to see my endo Friday morning 9am now that office is open again. I will drive back to Virginia on Monday to complete my job assignment, hopefully with more tools in my arsenal to keep me safer. They are going to do blood work and check my A1C as well as do some other testing that insurance requires to try to start the approval process for an insulin pump. I’m not sure I’m ready for a pump but I am willing to start the process and see.