This time, I didn't. Instead, I ate around 8:30. I bolused and by bedtime (around 11) I was clocking in fairly well in the mid 100s with some insulin still on board.
I have had problems in the past with not hearing my CGMS alarms at night. Typically it gets to the point where my pump has started vibrating. But, still, it wakes me up.
Sunday night, I didn't have such luck. Or better yet, my "luck" included me turning off the alarm every time it went off, and never doing a thing about it.
This is what my sensor alarm history looks like:
11:35 pm - 172 (I have my high alarm set at 170)
12:34 am - 242
1:35 am - 252
2:34 am - 190
3:35 am - 198
4:34 am - 228
5:35 am - 258
6:34 am - 212
My Insulin Bolus History shows no action was taken until I was awake at 6:00 am. I tested and was in the high 100s. I corrected and continued about my day, hoping for a better grasp on the blood sugars. Sadly, that didn't happen. I chased highs all day long until I began rage bolusing and bottomed out at around 3:00 pm.
However, my rage bolusing is not the subject of this post. My lack of action on the high alerts is my problem. I vaguely remember hearing one alarm. All the others I must have turned off in my sleep.
So far this has never happened to me before. My concern is what if it had been a LOW alarm, instead of a high alarm? That could have been bad. Very bad. I got my CGMS partly because I live alone, and I like the security.
So, I guess this is a call to MiniMed: Make the alarms louder. Or give us the option to make them louder (for situations like this).
Cause, maybe if they were louder, I wouldn't turn them off in my sleep without really waking up.