It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve tried my new continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and finally something happened the other night that validated my desire, since I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, to have a CGM.
It is extremely problematic to wake myself up in the middle of the night to use my stick meter to see what my blood glucose levels are so a CGM (that takes measurements once every minute) is exactly the right tool for this job.
I’ve often wondered what my blood glucose levels are when I’m sleeping and for the most part they’ve remained stable but the other night something caused my blood glucose levels to drop close to 50 mg/dL.
I have no explanation as to why this happened. I don’t take medicine or insulin injections to control my Type 2 Diabetes so I can’t attribute a poor application of medication for this. I didn’t do anything odd (that I know of) with regard to straying from my Paleo lifestyle.
And this drop occurred around 3:00 am so it’s not like I jumped up and ran a 5K in the middle of the night on an empty stomach!
Although I haven’t found a causal explanation for this, I’ll be watching this closely now that I know this happens.