A night in the life of a T1

As we know diabetes is a daily thing. Each day is different and there is never a “normal” day.  Having 2 diabetics, here is how my evenings so..  But here is a “normal” night in our house. I thought about it tonight so I took pictures and I’d share… I am usually up late editing or doing homework, when I go to bed I’ll check the kids. I went in to check Madis glucose and she was 60.. So I had to go get her a juice, wake her up, get her to drink it, then wait 15 minutes to recheck…

After that I rechecked her (which took some wrestling a half awake child) her blood sugar had only gone up 4 points! That means she must have been dropping quick! So I gave her another juice… While I waited, I went in to check Craig: 201. Great! Ok he’s good for the night, now back to Madi.. Recheck again (that means another finger poke, 3rd one in the past 30 minutes). Now it’s 79.. So now she needs a carb protien to keep her levels good until morning. Gogurt does the trick, she sucks it down half awake with her eyes closed. Finally she can go back to sleep.. And so can I. So if you see Craig or Madi and they look pretty tired, now you know why:) this is real life, life with type 1 diabetes.

 a quick before I go to bed check and she was low so I ran to grab her a juice.  She drinks it with her eyes closed, half awake and drinks it quick..

 

 she rests while I wait 15 minutes to re check if her blood sugar came up to a safe number.

 15 minutes later and she only went up 4 points! That means she must have been dropping fast! Im so glad I did a check before I went to bed.  Well, since the juice wasnt doing the trick, she had another juice and I waited another 15 minutes.

 

While I waited, I went in to check Craig. Yay! A great sleeping number, ok he’s good, now back to Madi…

 Finally an ok number..now she needs a carb protein snack to get her safely to morning. Gogurt does the trick.

She eats is like its a reflex, eyes closed and can finally go back to sleep..

  

The after math..Ill clean it in the morning, Im tired! I finally went to bed around 1 am

Madi woke up this morning at a blood glucose of 74!

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