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December 15th, 2005, 07:32 AM
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We haven't checked them in a while, but while we are adjusting basals again we are checking them. The last 3 nights they have been low at 3 am. I lowered insulin yesterday and his blood sugar was a little higher tonight, but still low. (It was in the 40s now it's in the 60s - 2 to 3 for the Canadian moms.) I will be lowering again tonight and see what happens.

It scares me though because we don't do this but every 4-6 months. When we were first diagnosed nobody ever told us about checking at night. I think the kid went several years without having them checked overnight. I didn't know and nobody told me.

So, how often do you check blood sugars overnight?

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December 15th, 2005, 11:44 AM
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to be totally honest, we don't check overnight unless we are adjusting insulin. we are in the middle of a week of testing at 3am now because we just raised his nightly dose of NPH. So i guess i don't do it nearly as much as i should.
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December 15th, 2005, 12:35 PM
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to be totally honest, we don't check overnight unless we are adjusting insulin. we are in the middle of a week of testing at 3am now because we just raised his nightly dose of NPH. So i guess i don't do it nearly as much as i should.[/b]

We don't do it unless we are adjusting insulin either. We definitely need some adjusting. My endo has never told us to do it more than that so I am guessing we are fine as is.

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December 15th, 2005, 01:06 PM
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right now my 4 year old was just diagonisosed with diabetes about 10 days ago, we are checking sugars every 2-3 hours event threw the night
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December 15th, 2005, 06:37 PM
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My Dr was having me check during the night but I didn't always do it. Now that I am getting up about 10 times a night to go to the bathroom (thanks to a baby jumping on my bladder) I have been checking at night. After the baby is born I will probably check at night when I am up feeding her...but then when she is sleeping through the night I will not get up to check!!
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December 16th, 2005, 12:59 PM
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right now my 4 year old was just diagonisosed with diabetes about 10 days ago, we are checking sugars every 2-3 hours event threw the night[/b]


Sorry to hear about your child...the beginning times are sooo overwhelming...we do make it thru trust me... When my ds was diagnosed 6/6/05 we checked thru the night for the first 2 mos os his diagnosis...my dh & I took turns. There were times that we were able to test him w/o him waking up at all, which was nice & especially if he wasn't low & could let him keep on sleeping, but to have to wake him up & give cbs just honestly sucked....my prayers are w/ you & all of the ladies here to remain strong moms & wives to make it thru this diabetic journey
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December 16th, 2005, 06:19 PM
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Hang in there Laura76!! We check our daughter usually each night at midnight(dh is a night owl, so tests before he goes to bed). Depending on how I'm feeling about our control, I test more or less on the overnights. Lately, I have been letting go a little bit.

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December 16th, 2005, 08:25 PM
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Yes, we have always tested at night. I am less stressed if I do...so it works for me.
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