The 'first rule' of diabetes technology states that our diabetes technology devices (pumps/sensors/meters) are no better or worse than their users. Never forget the first rule!
Case in point: look at the 'estimated' A1C based on this Dexcom Clarity Report. It's a 90 day data set displayed here. However.. the actual A1C was 9.3%. It was immediately repeated and was 9.1% on the second run.
What's up here (besides the A1C). Weird hemoglobin? Machine error?
The answer: this
Ketones are always present in the human body (unless you are one of the few people with an inherited metabolic defect that prevents their creation).
The overnight tracing of my BG (above) was made possible in part by the ability to generate enough ketones overnight to lighten the load on my body's need to generate sugar to fuel my sleeping body many hours after my last meal. This is just normal human biochemistry . But we are often taught to malign the ketone. The ketone is
As with every year, we've been looking for the dreaded 'mystery bolus' and we've found plenty to go around at diabetes camp yet again. So... what exactly is a "mystery bolus", you ask? A mystery bolus is a dose of insulin delivered by an insulin pump at a time when insulin normally isn't given. I broaden the definition to include boluses of insulin taken for some reason which might be unique to the camper, but never shared with the medical staff (or parent) responsible for th