My other thread has prompted my thought processes this morning, so I thought I'd start a new thread. How do your teens/preteens (really anyone can answer!) react to night time wakeups and how do you handle it. Clearly younger children you just DO stuff to/for them, but it's trickier with teens. For example, my son is kind of goofy sometimes, depending on the time of night. He'll be very disoriented and it scares the crud out of me to trust him if he needs a correction. He doesn't like me button pushing, plunging a syringe, or even operating his lancet, literally! I CAN do all those things, but he asks me not to, generally. Some nights it takes me two or three wakeups to get him to even understand that I want him to test. I do all the prep, insert a strip, turn on the backlight, hand him the poker, then I go to the bathroom myself...came back and he's asleep! I am almost at the point of telling him he gets one call and then I'm the poker, is that reasonable? I get very grumpy when it takes so long, frankly. I'm not a spring chicken anymore, this waking up at night is taking a toll! If I can just check dex and tumble back to bed all is well but this extended stuff wakes me up overly. Another example is a few nights ago he had some wonky business going on, he ran out of insulin at a volleyball game but insisted on food...ended up removing the plunger and forcing all the insulin out of the tubing. It actually worked fairly well but was totally random....so when I checked him at night I had NO WAY of knowing IOB, tried to talk to him (he was a bit high) but he was incoherent. I didn't know if he had given himself MORE when he got home (via syringe) or if he needed a correction, etc. I erred on the side of caution and just woke up an hour later and sure enough he had come down, thank goodness I didn't do a correction. Issue is that he's not that trustworthy when woken. But he has stated emphatically that he wants to be the one who operates things. And full truth is that he's only home with me another few years, so this is an issue he needs to figure out. Dex alarms don't even come close to waking him up. Not with pebbles in a jar, nor coins on a plate, we have the larger alarm set up but he rarely sets it. How do other moms of teens (particularly those who insist on self management fully) handle the middle of the night fog?