Does anyone, D-momma or adult T1er, every trust their nighttime basals enough to sleep? I mean really sleep. I mean an occasional, nothing-is-waking-me-up sleep? Seriously. Does anyone do this?
I’m at a place where I need sleep (as I suppose we all are). A place where my family needs me to sleep and I’m just afraid to.
I’m a wimp.
A wimp when it comes to sleep. I LOVE sleep. I NEED sleep. There is nothing that says papering, vacation, spoiling, good-life more than an uninterrupted night’s sleep. I need one occasionally. One in my own bed. Jason has taken me out overnight to a hotel about four times in the last six months or so just so I can sleep, and it’s been wonderful. But it’s not the same as sleeping in your own bed.
A wimp when it comes to trusting the basal rates I’ve set for Ryan too. I just read Heidi’s post about a Dex alarm “falling on deaf ears.” (And, Heidi, you are an AWESOME d-momma, no judgment here, just “get it” factor). And I get that completely! Just too tired, too deep in sleep, to hear the cgm alarm, or the Droid X alarm in my case, waking me up to check his bg. I am comfortable with his basal rates. I think they are the best for him right now. He’s going to bed in a good range; he’s waking up in a good range. And even when I have been checking at night, they have been good. With the occasional mini correction because of elevated numbers, not correcting lows . . . which is the scary part at night, those darn lows! But, he’s been good.
But what do you do? We don’t have a cgm, which I know must help so much. And it is next on my list of things to ask the endo in May (we’ve just been pumping since December). I just know that when he was on Lantus, I seldom ever checked at night unless he went to bed out of range or there was an anticipated spike in numbers (like with pasta, etc).
Am I being overly protective, too much of a worrier, glutten for punishment, making things harder than they need to be . . . or is this just “part of it?” Every night. I guess I just need to know practically what you do. What you really do. So I can make some decisions here. Who better to go to than those living the same? I fear I already know this answer, but just reaching out for some real life what- you-do.
On a side note: For Ryan, I’d bypass a solid 8 hours for the rest of my life to keep him safe. Just sayin’.