Sleepover Over

It Bubs’s first sleepover w. D @friend house.

Yesterday read this post, so admire mother/child communication. Features: child independent, yet respectful of mother need data for breathe, like fish need water. Maybe data more like fish needs bicycle one day but not today. It Bigfoot version, with uncommunicative child:

The nice friend's nice mother texted me numbers and pictures of the Dexcom screen all night. Everything was always fine.

My good friend, the sleepover friend’s mother, texted me numbers and pictures of the Dexcom screen all night. Everything was always fine.


1. As if we, and most citizens, proudly eat Skittles recreationally at other times of day. 2. The friend’s mother just happened to choose this night to cook some kind beans in a special pot from Maine that must simmer for 8 hours, so she’d conveniently be up into the wee hours, tending her beans, if Joe or I needed to catburglar in

Just some more perfection. They even had potato salad.

Just some more perfection. They even had ice cream sandwiches.

they look tired now

they look tired now

thank you for making this night possible, Dexcom and Wondermom

thank you for making this night possible, Dexcom** and Wondermom

Woke up, 80-something, Dex said LOW. Ate German apple pancake. 111 at pick-up. Swimming. 98 before lunch. 121 after lunch. Wow. Sleepover = cure?

**This would have been much, much harder without a Dexcom. To the point of impossible, possibly. And a sleepover at a PARTY would be much, much harder. This sleepover featured roasted chicken and pre-measured ice cream sandwiches, and carb-counted pancakes, and a host willing to pretend to not hear 11PM requests for popcorn. A very gentle introduction to self-care in the wild.



  1. type1dmom · August 13, 2013

    How awesome! This makes me want to find someone who will allow my daughter over for a sleepover while cooking beans. Her numbers could use a near perfect night. We did see a similar thing happen when my husband and I were gone for 4 days and the grandparents stayed with her. I was so worried the whole time and out of communication (we were on a cruise that had been booked and paid for prior to dx). Only to get home and find out her numbers were awesome the whole time we were gone and she even got her first 100 one of the days at school.


  2. Joyce · August 13, 2013

    Great Mom. Wonderful friend. Thank God for Dexcom.


  3. Anonymous · August 13, 2013



  4. cbwinchild · August 13, 2013

    awwww…what a nice friend!

    Sent from Windows Mail


    • Katy · August 14, 2013

      “sent from windows mail” TF?


      • cbwinchild · August 18, 2013

        it was my new windows 8 machine telling you so!


  5. Joanne · August 14, 2013

    Nice friend… Where can I find one?

    P.S. maybe it’s just me, but I would never willingly cook a food that requires me to be up in the wee hours of the night. Those must be some kick-ass beans.


  6. Pancreastic Mom · August 14, 2013

    LOVE this sweet mom…glad you have awesome friend. And, yes, LOVE Dexcom.


  7. Ingrid · August 14, 2013

    What a GREAT 1st sleepover! šŸ™‚

    I was in the last big circle meeting at FFL meeting w/ Dr. Jill. I was sitting just about across from you. Wish I went over to say Hi again. I will next summer. šŸ™‚


  8. Scott E · August 14, 2013

    Excellent! But my CGM now shows 103 with a slight downward trend, and I suddenly have a craving for an ice cream sandwich (of which there are none in my house).


  9. laura · August 15, 2013

    “To the point of impossible, possibly.” <— they are doable! You are way ahead of the game with a friend like that! Congrats to all on the first sleepover. They get easier.


  10. Just wanted to say… I went to many sleepovers, end-of-school-year parties, etc. in my youth – no CGMs, no pumps, no fancy insulins (I imagine “fancy insulins” wear top hats and monocles; humor me) in my youth, and I made it out okay. šŸ™‚ You could do it without, too! But Dexcom makes it so much better.


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