No, that's not a good thing! Last night, around 2 am, I was startled awake by a strange noise from my Dexcom. I had an error notice, along with a bunch of numbers and letters. Wasn't good. Turns out it's some internal data error, and they are sending me a new one. Good thing I am still under warranty.

Well wouldn't you know it, this afternoon I'm watching my girls at their tumbling class when I start to feel just a little tingling in my mouth. I decide to test my blood sugar, and boy, was I shocked to see a 32! Where did that come from? I barely get under 60 these days. Figures, just when I am not wearing Louise. Stranger yet though, I felt completely clear in my thoughts, and no one around me even knew a thing. I never got the chills/sweats that I sometimes feel, nor did I feel like I wanted to consume endless amounts of sugar. Thankfully the only symptoms I had though was tingling/numbness around my lips.

Looking forward to getting my Dexcom tomorrow and putting Louise (Ping is Thelma) to good use!

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Comment by Sarah on May 13, 2010 at 11:04pm
Welcome to the land of hypounawareness? What you just described is exactly why I have, love, and wear my dexcom most of the time. I just plain can't trust how I "feel" for most of my lows.

It's often kind of surreal for me.. I'll feel fine and test at say, 38. Every once in a while I'll get typical hypo symptoms with a "quick" drop even if I am not that low (I often notice these before the dex shows anything suspect), but for the ones that sneak up on me, I can be into the 40's or even 30's and not have a clue.. which is especially annoying if I have a sensor that is not tracking well or if I am not wearing the dex (I am not right now - I took it off yesterday afternoon and am waiting for more sensors to get here.. hopefully tomorrow) I usually test and get a surprise. Last night I tested at a whopping 51 right before bed.. and I felt fine, just sleepy.

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