So I can't get a CGM without massive fighting because I have state insurance.
I always hear people talking about the arrows double down, straight across, going up, etc.
Is it weird that I feel like I sort of internally feel these trends?
I know when I'm dropping fast... I get the same symptoms as a low.
I bolus less when I feel this way.
I also know when I'm headed upwards too fast.
Anyone else able to feel this?

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Yes, tight control will allow you to feel your highs and lows. The longer you are diabetic though reduces your ability to feel it.
I went on CGM about 6 months ago and I was nearly completely unaware of my sugars.
After just a few months of very tight control. my awareness came back. It is sort of a mixed blessing because I can not always trust it is giving me accurate feelings.
Sometimes highs feel low and lows feel high. It is hard to explain since I was without any awareness for so long I am not very good at sorting it all out just yet.
I depend heavily on my CGM

Been diabetic over 11 years. I try to have tight control. I can tell when I go down to 70. Knew it when I was walking around Macy's yesterday & popped my glucose tab. Yes I correct at 70. I correct at 160, too, since 1 unit can reduce me 35-40.
The only thing that tells me I'm high, tho, is blurred vision. That's a lousy sign. Wish I could find a different one. I don't believe in the "longer you have diabetes" you lose ability to feel them. I think it's a matter of always getting quickly out of the highs and lows and sticking with 100. WYSIWYG

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