Been a T2 for about 9 years now. Been on Jardience for about 3 after insurance company switched me from Invokana. Got curious last week at my checkup about the CGMs I have seen so much about. Doc gave me a sample to use and monitor. A1C fluctuates between 7 and 8 on checkups typically but I wanted to see what my sugar does overnight.
3 days in and I am scared out of my mind. First night, I ate normally. Blood sugar shot up from about 130 to 245 at 12 AM. The alarm from my Libre app shocked me awake. Finally dozed back off. Next day I ate very low carb and blood sugar hovered in the low 120s to 105ish. Woke up that night at 3 AM to another alarm. Blood sugar under 65. Ate some low sugar canned peaches and went back to bed after calming down. I have never seen my sugar in double digits when pricking my finger during the day. Today, I ate a low carb breakfast, a few tacos from Taco Bell and a steak and sweet potato for dinner at 7. Lunch sugar shot up over 240 and dinner rose to 250 at 9 PM. It's 1 AM now and it dropped to 128. I am afraid of it dropping more.
I am already plagued by anxiety. Seeing what my sugar is ctively doing has done nothing to make me feel better about my condition. It seems like a losing proposition. Not enough carbs and my sugar gets near dangerous lows. Some carbs and my sugar spikes high. This is causing me to wake up every night for one or the other and my wife is losing sleep because I am up fretting. What do I do?