September 3, 2010


I had no intention of blogging today.  Until I read Reyna at Beta Buddies post.  Please take the time to read this:  BETA BUDDIES: THE PAINFUL TRUTH Of My Nights

It shook me up and it made me feel better at the same time.  It made me feel better because I realized that I was not alone in my thoughts and my fears.  It shook me up because it reminded me that although it is extremely rare, "Dead in Bed Syndrome" does exist.

I was just questioning myself after visiting Ally's endocrinologist this week.  She asked me why I was checking her blood sugar at midnight and 3 AM?  I answered, "I just do!"  Mostly because I couldn't understand why she was asking me that.  I wish I had said, "Why wouldn't I?"

I wanted to share this link to Reyna's honest post.  I want those people who ask me why I still wake up in the night to check Ally's sugar to read this.  I want them to understand.  I will not take the risk!



  1. I don't take the risk either. My hubby and I will be sleep deprived until there is a cure.
    My guess is that your endo must not be a T1 or a parent of one.

  2. I do not understand why some endos ask that question. They have no idea what it's like to live it, obviously, or they wouldn't ask such a dumb question.

  3. Our endo has always encouraged us to check during the night. For highs and lows...These kids change soooo quickly. Settings that worked 3 weeks ago may need tweaking. I know a lot of adults on pumps that check every night at 2 or 3am...

  4. That post rocked my core.

    I could recite the exact same words....and I'm so thankful to know I'm not alone.

    Thanks for being my friend in this madness.

  5. Our Endo has a new nurse and asked us the same question at our last visit. Not in a "why the heck would you do that?" kind of way more out of curiosity. I don't understand why it wouldn't just be expected that we would!!

  6. I think it should be standard of care for the little ones. If the endos knew what we knew, they wouldn't be asking that.

  7. Why wouldn't we check? Is your endo a parent?
    Girl - you keep checking! I love the fact that I am not alone at midnight and 3 am - - - I always imagine a bunch of blurry-eyes D Moms stumbling our way down the hall --- meter in hand.


  8. I agree, why would we not check, we wouldn't be able to sleep if we didn't!

  9. Hi Misty,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello! I just read your post and I can agree with all of the above comments...I check both my girls everynight, sometimes more then once! I just don't want to take any chances.


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