Just curious about what others are using for their low settings.
When I first got the Dexcom, I was on MDI and not under great control. I left the setting at the 70 level (default), and set it off quite regularly. I also tended to hit 70 with the arrow trending down and by the time the alarm went off, I was already in trouble.
I subsequently raised the alarm to 80, and this gave me a little advance warning when I was headed for a dangerous low. When I hit the 80 mark and was trending down, I had a little more time fend it off.
The only problem with that change was the times I would hit 78 or 79 with a flat arrow. Thinking I was okay, I would acknowledge the alarm and feel great about flat lining at such a low level. Problems arose when my flat line was only temporary and then started decreasing again. The next alarm wouldn't go off until I broke the 55 barrier and then I would be in real trouble. This happened a few times and I ended up becoming hyper vigilant whenever I broke that 80 barrier even if the arrow was flat.
Fast forward a few months and now I'm on the OmniPod and feel like I'm really starting to flatten out my daily BG levels. I'm doing a much better job of carb counting and the ability to have my basal levels change throughout the day are doing wonders.
Now I'm back to thinking I should be okay with moving the setting back to 70 and eliminate a lot of my low alarms.
How does every one else handle this?