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Re: [IPp] Middle of the Night Checks?



I really think it depends on your comfort level.  I rarely let my son go
more than 3hours without a check.  I check him at midnight right before I go
to bed, then I get up at 3:00a.m., and then my husband checks him at 6:00
a.m.  Of course I do it to avoid lows and to avoid highs.  I also want to
make sure that he feels good when he gets up in the morning and I want to
keep his bgs as normal as possible to avoid future complications.

Marisa

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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2002 2:07 AM
Subject: [IPp] Middle of the Night Checks?


> We sent in our son's log to his endo for her to do a "pre-pump review".
She
> was out for the holiday weekend, but her partner was looking over them &
> noted that we were still doing 2am BG checks.  She recommended that we do
> away with them, but naturally I'm freaked.  As much as we would love to
> sleep, this has been our life for over a year & I worry about lows.
>
> What we've noticed is that we can usually predict when he has the
possibility
> of going low (due to exercise or not wanting much evening snack, etc.), so
> we're considering just checking on those nights.  But I still worry
(that's a
> parent for you!).  It would be so foreign to us *not* to do them!!!!  And
> naturaly, when he begins the pump, we'll need to do them again for awhile!
>
> How many of you still do these checks?  Even during those "constant
numbers"
> periods?
>
> Warmly,
> Marie  :)
>
> Mom to Nikkolas (Nikko) - 7/98
> Dx'd 3/01
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