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Night Checks?

Discussion in 'Teens' started by kierbabi09, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. kierbabi09

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    I don't do night checks anymore. For a while I was getting up at 3am and checking but I never went low so my endo said I didn't need to do them anymore. I usually wake up in the morning in the 70's and 80's.

    Does anyone else NOT check during the night? Just curious.
     
  2. Hollyb

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    Aaron doesn't check routinely, only if there's some reason to think he might be more likely to be low or high -- like he just did a big correction before bed, or had a huge snack, or has been having trouble with lows that evening. (Actually it adds up to quite a few nights.)
     
  3. emm142

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    Nope, I only check on the nights following something major.

    Some of the meds I'm on make me amazingly drowsy - if I want to be able to wake up and check, I have to skip taking them, so it's not something I want to do that often.
     
  4. s0ccerfreak

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    Not routinely. If I've had a strange day, numbers were off before bed, or need to be somewhere really important in the morning, I'll get up. I think my night basals are pretty set- I can check my sensor graphs and tweak when needed. If there is an issue, my cgms will alarm and I will hopefully wake up (I don't always wake to it) Last night it alarmed all night, but I was out for the night lol. My tubing had broken, how wonderful, so I was 420 when mom checked me before she left.
     
  5. malyssa

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    I usually don't, unless I've been having issues. Like Rae said, my cgm will alarm if I'm low or high, and I usually wake up because I have it next to my pillow at night.
     
  6. diabetesgrlsxoxo

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    I only check at night if I think that I'll go low. Like if I had to correct a high recently I check just to make sure I don't go too low. Or if we had a lot of activity that day I always seem to check and that has actually saved me a few times. But I have never had to do nightly bg checks...wait nevermind the first week or 2 I did :cwds:
     
  7. LadyBug

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    depends on what i am before bed or if i happened to get up the night before and was overly high/low. but i normally wake up or can't go to sleep when i'm low....
    when i was younger my mom got up to check me almost every night because i went up and down a lot and it was the only way i could go to sleep.
     
  8. Daxdog

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    I don;t check in the night unless I suspect that I might go high or low or if I am already high or low. My basals are set well enough that there is no need.
     
  9. MissEmi

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    I check every night at 2am because I tend to drop a lot in the middle of the night. My endo and the CDEs just can't seem to figure me out. That's why I eat breakfast at 8am every day.
     
  10. k.hawkins92

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    I don't usually, but if I were to wake up to go to the bathroom or something, I just check to see where I am. Which is a good thing, because I've caught quite a few highs that way. :)
     

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