Some secrets are just meant to share, especially if you use CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) technology and are a heavy sleeper. On a recent visit to the Bonnie Sher Show, Boomer Life, my Internet radio show, Philadelphia’s own, Daniele Hargenrader, aka, The Diabetes Dominator, revealed a great tip on how to amplify your CGM system alarm.
Daniele, who uses a Dexcom system, suggests setting the audio alert level to its loudest setting and put the receiver in a glass. The noise it makes will magnify and is certain to wake you out of that deep sleep when your glucose level is dangerously high or low.
CGM systems have the ability to alert you when your glucose is out of range, when your glucose is predicted to be lower than your low target range or higher than your high target range within a certain time frame, and when your glucose is changing rapidly. They will also alert you when a calibration is due, when the signal is not transmitting from the site to the receiver, and when the sensor needs to be replaced. [Source: Diabetes Self Management]
Daniele is a Diabetes Expert, Nutritionist, Health Coach, Bestselling Author, International Speaker, and Certified Personal Trainer. She helps individuals from all walks of life to think, eat, and move in ways that allow them to achieve a quality of health and life they previously thought unattainable. She has presented at Fortune 100 companies and top-ranked hospitals and has dedicated herself to teaching people how to live the life they imagined through optimal health and our power or choice. She received her type 1 diabetes at the age of 9 years old. For more information, visit Daniele’s website, diabetesdominator.com.
I enjoyed having the Daniele on the show as my T1D co-host. If you’re a member of the T1D community with experiences, secrets and tips to share with the T1D community, I’d love to have you as a guest by phone, Skype or in-studio. Contact me.
Have you tried placing your receiver in a glass to amplify the alarm? Would you recommend it to the T1D community? Feel free to leave a review in the comments section of this post.
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