All night Dexcom buzz low warning. Not annoy Bigfoot. More like new boyfriend wake Bigfoot up for stare into eyes with I love you and I’ll stay by your side forever-style message.
11:55(?)PM: BUZZ! Low warning 71. Confirm finger stick: 74. 7g CHO Juicy Juice. Await arrow up. Snuggle under duvet for new favorite show. (I.e. THE AMAZING PERFECT BG SHOW.)
But not go up. Down more. Creep down 70, 68, 64…But Bigfoot learn patient. And straight arrow good. Wait 15 minutes.
Confirm finger-stick. (70.) More Juice!
12:30AM. Juice kick in. Arrow up. This desired result? Or better if arrow straight? Think Bubs probably too high soon; 15g CHO juice ostensibly = BG +150-ish points. Anyhoo, just glad no more low.
Then low again 1AM (no recall—must have been BSpouse on this case); also 3:30AM (treat, watch favorite tiny tv show). Finally 5-ish AM straight arrow & 85. Of course, Dexcom continue buzz low warning every 15 minutes. Consider put receiver outdoors until wake up time. But. Still romantic new boyfriend glow so keep by side. No, you’re Shmoopy.
Wake up 7AM this sound: I missed the bus! Dad, can you drive me? And I’m hungry! And I feel low! And May you make me some oats? And then Oats! Oats! Please get up! I want oatmeal! I have to go to school and I am hungry!
7AM Fingerstick BG 82. Usually not bolus in advance if under 90/feel low. But bolus 15 min. in advance, meanwhile make oats/tea/pack lunchbox. Maximum efficiency keep Bigfoot mind off of impending doom from douche move of give low-ish, low-feeling skinny person whopper insulin bolus (4.5u) before food on table.
After oats, straight arrow, 90, 94, etc. Big pat on back. Bigfoot upstairs get dressed DZZZT ZZZT!
Whole house vibrate. Mom! The thing is alarming for you! Run downstairs, see this. Sam Talbot think so funny w his twelve-carb organic platter + stevia acai punch pitcher.
Look. Bigfoot know breakfast cereal = Satan. But seriously: oats? Scooped from organic food bulk bin, store in Mason jar like unpretentious housewife featured so many 2008 magazine articles? Guess tablespoon maple syrup (14g CHO) not help situation.
And then: 30 min later, buckle in for drive school, arrow diagonal down & 191. Bubs wearing complimentary Dexcom G4 holster, clip on Spibelt. Enjoy snap feature. Unsnap, peek. Repeat. Very official. Pump + CGM holster take up entire width torso. Loose hoodie cover everything.
So. Okay. Upon arrive, enter nurse’s office: one boy crying w. bloody nose, girl enter crying w puffy eye, one teacher hovering sternly, Bigfoot think fistfight? Nurse smile Oh, hi! Come in! Bigfoot slightly explain CGM but pretty much say not need do anything, explain maybe will give Bubs early clue if low, still need finger test, etc. Love: despite chaotic scene in office, nurse FASCINATED. First CGM child! Many, many questions. Love.
Nurse call 9:30AM: 52 + CGM display crossed off martini glass. Bubs came to my office, he said the martini glass had turned off, so I think it is not working, and he felt low. Whup, wait, what? Oh, he says it’s working again and it says 119.