I can just image the “Soup Nazi” morphing into the “Diabetes Nazi” and saying “no sleep for you”. My response would be “oh thanks, I’ve heard that one before”. Did I ever tell you that diabetes really sucks. It really really sucks when you have 2 little girls with non-functioning pancreases due to an autoimmune disease. It really suck because you get less sleep, among other things.
Last night before my wife and I went to bed, I grabbed the meters and went up stairs to do BG checks before we went to bed (11pm). My wife was asleep on the couch, so I got the checks out of the way so we could attempt a good nights sleep. It was not bad, Dkid 1 was 138 and dexi was steady and Dkid 2 was 301 but trending down. Cool, I’ll take that, my wife would correct at 2am if 301 had not dropped. But 45 minutes later, bam, dexi alarmed. I got out of bed and my older D-daughter was on her way down stairs.
I checked Dexi and 53 arrow angle down, finger poke was 59. “Dang”, I thought, “here are 3 glucose tabs for you, don’t use left hand to pick them up, I cleaned that one already”, I told her. Now it was after midnight, and I was a bit angry. I had her lay on couch with a blanket until she came back up. 20 minutes later she was heading back up, 120ish BG. So she went back to bed with a hug and kiss from me.
Then my wife did the 2am checks and D-kid 2 was low, 114 arrows straight down (301 at 11pm). To top it off Dkid 1 was dropping again. Diabetes sucks, it really does. My wife gets so little sleep, I hardly sleep the night through. We fight through it, we have 2. If we would have not done the BG checks it could have turned out bad. Again I tell you Diabetes Sucks.