Medicare finally approved the Dexcom G6 and I use it with my Tandem T-slim pump. I was really looking forward to the insulin suspend mode and last night it got a work out. The problem is probably me but the scenario I am about to relate is a constant issue.
I had dinner and used the extended bolus so I would not go high later. Everything was fine until 10:00 pm when I got an urgent low alarm, my pump suspended and I treated the low with glucose tabs and lowered my basal rate. The pump functioned as intended and restarted when my BG was out of the danger zone. I received the same alarm twice more. I knew it would take more than Glucose Tabs to keep from going low again. I ate half a graham cracker and a half glass of 2% Milk. Thirty minutes later I received a high glucose alarm. I took a correction bolus and an hour later my BG nose dived again.
I have mentioned on here before that there is, with me anyway, a very fine line between treating a low and going high, and treating a high and going low.
I would love to find the ideal snack to get me out of the low danger zone and not go high. Yesterday, was the first full day with the G6 and it is so much more sensitive than the G5. I am total hypoglycemic unaware so this will give me the peace of mind I was hoping for. No doubt my pump ratios are less than ideal and I am working on it.
I would love to hear how you handle lows and if it keeps you from going high. Thanks for any information you send my way.