In the hot tub, last night...
Dave and I were talking about Joe's Dexcom. We are currently waiting for a new receiver, as our last one has lost it's volume. It seems it is plenty loud to alert for a high, but is barely buzzing for a low. When our Dexcom has adequate volume, Dave and I will take turns manning it at night. When I man the CGM, it alarms ... I eventually wake up ... I deal with the alarmed for issue. When Dave mans the CGM, it alarms ... I eventually wake up ... I kick Dave ... he wakes up ... and deals with the issue.
Again..back to last night...
We were talking about Dexcom-low-volume problem.
Dave: "It's too bad it doesn't have a different tone for a high and a low." My eyes kinda go all bug eyed and I then kind of give him the side-eye.
Me: "Uh...it does."
Dave: "It does?" in a surprised voice. Meanwhile, imaginary fiery hot pokers being ever so slowly jabbed into my eye balls.
Me: "It has for the whole 7 years he's been wearing it. Seriously?"
Me: "In fact, there are three different alarms: a high, a low, and a really low (below 55) alarm."
What I'm dealing with in managing the day-in-the-life.
It's a man thing... Fred never realized it either.
Same for my hubs, who also sleeps through them. Grrr!
It took me over a year to realize it, and then I couldn't believe I hadn't already noticed.
I agree with Joanne, it's a man thing. I'm a PWT1D and have been with my husband for 7 years. He still doesn't know there are separate alarms!
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