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How do you divvy up Night Checks and other T1D stuff?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by DavidN, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. DavidN

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    I'm being nosy and wondering how other parents split T1D responsibilities, mostly re: night checks.

    Do you have CGM?
    How many checks per night on avg?
    Who does night checks?
    What time do you go to sleep on avg?
    Does Mom work outside of the house?
    Does Dad work outside of the house?
    Who takes kids to school?

    My answers ...

    Do you have CGM? Yes
    How many checks per night on avg? 1.5
    Who does night checks? We alternate
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 11:30pm
    Does Mom work outside of the house? Yes, part-time
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes, full time.
    Who takes kids to school? We alternate

    I seem to be perpetually tired. Wife too.
     
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  3. Just Jen

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    We don't have a CGM - yet. Hoping to get one in the next few months though.
    I generally check her at 1:30am. I might add another one if she is low then just to make sure.
    I (mom) have done all of the checks. Occasionally, if he is awake for some reason, dad will check for the heck of it.
    I (mom) generally go to bed around 10:30pm (and get up at 5:30am.)
    Mom shares a weekend paper route - doing the Saturday portion of the route.
    Dad works outside of the home full time and does the Sunday portion of the paper route.
    I (mom) homeschool all four of my children.

    I too am tired. Hoping it's mostly a stage of life.
     
  4. StacyMM

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    Do you have CGM? Yes.
    How many checks per night on avg? None. Only get up with alarms.
    Who does night checks? DH mostly. Probably 95% of them.
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? Between 10:00 and 11:00, usually.
    Does Mom work outside of the house? Yes, FT.
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes, FT.
    Who takes kids to school? The bus.
     
  5. sszyszkiewicz

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    Do you have CGM? Yes
    How many checks per night on avg? 1 (without CGM I checked 2 or 3 times)
    Who does night checks? dad does becuase mom needs her sleep to deal with T1D the next day. dad can also fall back to sleep in 2 seconds.
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? Varies. the big thing is the amunt of continuous sleep I get.
    Does Mom work outside of the house? Part Time
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes
    Who takes kids to school? Mom
     
  6. virgo39

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    Do you have CGM? yes
    How many checks per night on avg? At least one around bedtime, then as needed and depending on what Dexcom readings show, etc.
    Who does night checks? We take turns each night, but as DH sometimes travels for work, I sometimes do a number of consecutive days.
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? about 11:00
    Does Mom work outside of the house? I work part-time, mostly from home, going in to my office once a week
    Does Dad work outside of the house? yes
    Who takes kids to school? I take her 3 days/week, DH takes her 2 days/week

    I seem to be perpetually tired. Wife too. us too
     
  7. rgcainmd

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    Do you have CGM? Yes; Dexcom.
    How many checks per night on avg? This varies greatly. I check whenever the Dexcom vibrates; alerts are set for over 150 and under 70.
    Who does night checks? I do (Mom.)
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? Around 9 to 10-ish.
    Does Mom work outside of the house? Yes: FT, plus 10 to 30 hours per week.
    Does Dad work outside of the house? No; Dad does not have a job.
    Who takes kids to school? I drop my daughter off at a neighbor's house and she takes my daughter plus her own son and daughter to school. She also picks them up after school.
     
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  8. mamattorney

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    Do you have CGM? Yes
    How many checks per night on avg? None except for alarms - but there are virtually ALWAYS alarms
    Who does night checks? Me (Mom)
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 12:00 - 12:30 a.m.
    Does Mom work outside of the house? I own my own practice, but do as much as I can from home
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes
    Who takes kids to school? walk/bus/me (babysitter) depending upon the kid
     
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  10. hawkeyegirl

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    Do you have CGM? Yes
    How many checks per night on avg? Probably 2 alarms on average, but we don't always do a BG check when we respond to an alarm
    Who does night checks? Me
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? Between 11:00 and midnight.
    Does Mom work outside of the house? Yes
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes
    Who takes kids to school? Dad

    Our deal has always been that I do between midnight and 6am and my husband does mornings. He cannot function well being woken in the night, and I do not do early mornings well. It works for us, but I am also always tired.
     
  11. BarbDwyer

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    Do you have CGM? No

    How many checks per night on avg? One between 2am-3am. I check a second time if he was quite low - especially if he was very active that day.

    Who does night checks? I do (mom)

    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 11-12

    Does Mom work outside of the house? Yes FT

    Does Dad work outside of the house? I'm single. Dad is on the other side of the state.

    Who takes kids to school? I do.

    I seem to be perpetually tired. Wife too. - Me too.
     
  12. Michelle'sMom

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    Do you have CGM? Yes

    How many checks per night on avg? Usually one. It varies throughout the month, & we have 4-5 days that are so steady we get to sleep.

    Who does night checks? First to wake to alarm.

    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 9-11pm

    Does Mom work outside of the house? Yes FT

    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes FT

    Who takes kids to school? We homeschool
     
  13. namegirl

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    Do you have CGM? No
    How many checks per night on avg? 1, sometimes 2
    Who does night checks? Dad
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 11:30-midnight
    Does Mom work outside of the house? No
    Does Dad work outside of the house? No, works from home office
    Who takes kids to school? N/A, we homeschool
     
  14. Lori_Gaines

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    CGM: yes
    Night checks: between 9pm to 5am, only if Dex gives us a reason
    Who checks: me (mom)
    I go to sleep around 9:30
    We both work full time outside of the house.
    I take the kids to school (it is on my way to work. Hubby works in the opposite direction.)
     
  15. sugarmonkey

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    Do you have CGM? No
    How many checks per night on avg? 2 or 3
    Who does night checks? Me
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 9.30-midnight
    Does Mom work outside of the house? Studying full time, and just starting to work part time
    Does Dad work outside of the house? N/A, it's only me
    Who takes kids to school? They walk
     
  16. msschiel

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    Do you have CGM? No, but would like to look into one soon.
    How many checks per night on avg? none unless he is too low or too high at his night time snack. Usually 1 or 2 a week. He is still in his honeymoon and still
    quite stable.
    Who does night checks? me (mom)
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? usually around 10-10:30
    Does Mom work outside of the house? just two afternoons a week
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes, full time, 10 or more hours a day
    Who takes kids to school? Me (mom)gets kids on bus or takes to school as dh is already at work.
     
  17. jacks101

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    Do you have CGM? Yes
    How many checks per night on avg? I check before going to bed and then usually rely on alarms
    Who does night checks? 99% me (mom). One Saturday night a month I sleep in the guest room and HB takes the Dexcom receiver
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 11:30-midnight
    Does Mom work outside of the house? No
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes, long hours + travel
    Who takes kids to school? Me

    Perpetually tired? Um, yes!
     
  18. Lisa - Aidan's mom

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    Do you have CGM? Yes

    How many checks per night on avg? I check before going to bed and as needed.

    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 10:30

    Does Mom work outside of the house? Yes, part time

    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes; long hours and commute

    Who takes kids to school? Mom

    Constantly tired/fatigued (Hashimoto's is always dragging me down). Plus I'm in the midst of hot flashes and night sweats and I'm constantly up anyhow; I never get uninterrupted sleep. My crazy night times do make for great control for DS though; since I'm up I check Dexcom and correct appropriately if needed. His a.m. #s are always perfect at least!
     
  19. caspi

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    Do you have CGM? Yes
    How many checks per night on avg? Usually 1 but more if Dex won't shut up :wink:
    Who does night checks? Post-Dex Me. Pre-Dex I'd do midnight, husband 4 am
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? 11:00ish
    Does Mom work outside of the house? No
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes
    Who takes kids to school? School bus :smile:
     
  20. Mimikins

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    Do you have CGM? Nope. My insurance won't cover it until I am 25 or experiencing severe hypo unawareness
    How many checks per night on avg? If I am up and not feeling well, I test. I do not schedule times to wake up to test unless I am purposefully testing my overnight basal
    Who does night checks? See above. I could be at 20 or 300, and my parents would be fast asleep.
    What time do you go to sleep on avg? It depends on my class schedule and what time I need to wake up. Typically I am in bed by 10:30PM
    Does Mom work outside of the house? No
    Does Dad work outside of the house? Yes
    Who takes kids to school? Both parents. When I have 8AM classes, I drive up with my dad whenever he leaves to go to work. I also drive back home with my dad Monday evenings (yay, 7PM labs). My mom drives me up on later-starting days and picks me up Tues-Friday. Unfortunately, they don't want me getting my license until my number of hypos starts going down.

    I think my parents are happy that they're not responsible for my diabetes care. Unfortunately, I wish my professors could feel how tiring it is to be up all night with a persistent hypo/hyper or why I refuse to go to class with ketones.
     

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