This is what Molly does. Because she was dx'd at almost 18, we never checked at night because she didn't want us to. She set her alarm if she had corrected before going to sleep, or if something was off. Thankfully, she wakes up when she's low (usually a nightmare or sweating) and treats w smarties. This happens infrequently and is usually due to a delayed exercise low. She did check at 2am for many nights when she started on the pump, though.
Originally Posted by mamattorney
I can understand the need to establish the night time check routine when kids are young and non-verbal, can't tell when they are low, tend to go high at night and need corrections, or just for peace of mind. It's really an individual decision! Molly had a single this past year at school. That was a bit scary, but these kids are eventually going to be living on their own and making their own decisions about how to treat the night time checks.
mom to Molly, 21, dx 7/9/10
Pumping with Animas Ping 11/10
Dave, 24, non D
Wife to Bob...great guy!!