Twas Night Before First Day School

One gagillion test strips later, I let my child sleep uninterrupted for 4 hours!

Today 4th grade. Ride bikes, all classmates arriving too, parents take pictures, even town newspaper go paparazzo Bigfoot/Bubs. Bubs happy, not seem tired but up a lot in night.

8PM I’m hungry!126

8:30PM I think I’m low! 110

9:30PM: I’m still awake! 97

(BIGFOOT SPOUSE: He’s dropped thirty points in an hour and a half. Should I give him a snack? BIGFOOT: Nahhh–this is exactly the part of the night where he starts going high, knowhuddamean?)

10PM: I feel low! 80 (1/2c milk, 3 peanut butter on Cheez-it sandwiches = 10g CHO)

11PM108 Asleep but wakes up enough to say thank you, Mama.

3AM 89 Asleep (temp basal -50% 1hour)

4AM 70 Asleep but wakes up enough suck down 2/3rds Juicy Juice + ask for duvet adjustment

4:15AM 124 Asleep

6AM 102 May I stay in bed a little longer?

7:15AM 110 Awake for real.

We lost the remote meter for a few days. It was under a pile of used bathing suits on the closet floor. SCORE!

Vegan cowboys, milky tea breakfast. Bye. See you at 10:25 snack. Hope can stay awake.

Last night could be example for Dexcom ad: Insurance Companies, are you tired of your clients spending $80 on test strips each night? They’ll love Dexcom. Convenient and cost effective: Dexcom! Warning: some parents may drag their feet when learning how to use Dexcom. Cattle prod may be required.



  1. Leighann of D-Mom Blog · August 27, 2012

    I was slow to the CGM game…almost 4 years post-dx. But now that we have a CGM, I don’t know what we did without it! I’m sure I’m not even using it to it’s full ability.

    Too bad we can’t all meet for coffee in the middle of the night since we are all up.

    Happy first day of school!


    • Katy · August 27, 2012

      CGM makes SO MUCH SENSE. Joe and I have been human CGMs lately, but instead of testing every five minutes, it’s once or twice/hour. And sporadically. More or less. I am just so dreading asking Bubs where he wants to carry the thing. How many Spibelts can one guy wear?


  2. Krissy McMomma · August 27, 2012

    We had a night o’lows last night, too. We just started the Dexcom a few weeks ago and while sometimes I hate it (298 per Dex, 98 per meter), 80% of the time I love it. It does catch those night-time lows – woke me up about 3 times last night because she was “low” (we set the low at 90 so we catch her before she actually goes low) and we were able to treat pretty easy with some almond milk. I also sleep a little bit better at night knowing there’s an extra safety net and I feel comfortable running her a little lower at night.


    • Katy · August 27, 2012

      $98 per think you stick on the leg??? Holy bucks!


      • Krissy McMomma · August 27, 2012

        Oh, no no – I mean that was the BG reading! Ha! Our portion of the insurance coverage is actually pretty reasonable 🙂


  3. Katy · August 27, 2012

    Ohhhh. Right. “Meter.” I know that term.


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