I got up to go to the bathroom, and as always when I get up in the middle of the night, I checked my CGM, and it said 58 and dropping. OK. The bad part was the arrow pointed southeast. So not dropping fast. And then I looked at my pump, and somehow, in my sleep, I had programmed 298 carbs, and a square-wave bolus of 7.5 units at 1 AM. And I had told it my BG was 79.

Well, I better check it on my meter, and I'm looking at 48 with a significant amount of insulin on board, although I don't know how much. I suppose I could find that out on my Medtronic 722, but I THINK that involves programming another bolus, and I don't want to do that. And I'm NOT feeling the low, but if both the CGM and my meter are telling me I'm low, I think it's true.

So I'm sitting here at the computer eating carbs, which is a good thing to do, but the scary part is HOW in the world did I do that in my sleep? What if I hadn't woken up to pee?

So I'm kind of freaked out right now, and scared I'll do it again. And because it was a square-wave, I suspect I'm not done with it. :-(

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Comment by pancreaswanted on February 28, 2013 at 5:56am

holy crap!! that is crazy! technology devils at work, hope you are not working tomorrow!

Comment by Trudy on February 28, 2013 at 7:28am

Hi Natalie. Before you go to bed at night, you could set the "child lock" option, which you might not be able to torn off in your sleep. The only other thing I can think of is to go on MDI for a few days to deprogram your mind. What a nightmare thing to have happen!

Comment by Bill on February 28, 2013 at 7:50am

Holy geez that is scary...I agree with Trudy, child lock should work...and perhaps, as a double precaution, if you have a leather pouch for it, stick it in there! Good luck.

Comment by Linda on February 28, 2013 at 10:13am

Hi Natalie,
Yes this has happened to me before as well. I think the lock is a great idea. I think I'll start using it also. I can remember years ago waking up and my husband telling me that I was trying to check my blood glucose with my baby's pacifier. Ya just never know what we do when not all there. lol!

Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 28, 2013 at 11:54am

Hi, all,
I'm fine this morning, except for dealing with rebound high (yeah, I ate too much to correct, but I was so scared about the ridiculous amount of carbs I programmed in) and then correcting for the high, I plummeted again, but being more careful with this one. And I think the child lock is a GREAT idea! I've never done anything like this before, but if it can happen once, it can happen again, and it scares me to think of what would have happened if I had not needed to pee! So I will figure out how to use the child lock, starting tonight! :-)

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on February 28, 2013 at 4:10pm

Hi Natalie, Do you think you actually programed it in a dream state or do you think it was just a series of unfortunate button pushes. I haven't used the lock keypad feature of my pump but after reading this I think I might.

By the way you will find this feature under utilities

Comment by Natalie ._c- on February 28, 2013 at 5:44pm

Well, it would have to take a precise order of unfortunate button pushes to do what I did. But I truly have no idea. And it definitely wouldn't hurt to use the child lock!

Comment by andrea on March 1, 2013 at 7:05am

i have done the opposite thing. Suspended my pump in my sleep and woke up DKA! Definitely going to try the child lock from now on! Hope you are feeling okay today.

Comment by Jersey girl on March 1, 2013 at 3:40pm
Glad you are ok Natalie. Lows are very scary in the middle of the night and I have done the same thing, ended up being too high in the morning!
Comment by Wren on March 1, 2013 at 4:10pm

Oh my goodness! So glad you woke up and discovered what was going on.

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