Friday, March 23, 2012

How do you feel?- Sleeping through an alarm

How do you feel when you sleep through an alarm for a nighttime blood sugar check? Last night I didn't hear my alarm at 12 and woke up at 12:30 out of the blue to test him (thankfully still early enough) but as I ran upstairs frantically to get him tested the only "feelings" that went through my mind were "fearful and guilty".

I mean it's my job to make sure I get him tested overnight to ensure all is well in blood sugar land, to me my son's life depends on it. So you can see how the guilt added up. Thankfully I have this internal clock that will not let me sleep for too long in one stretch and woke up in time to check him. He was, I am happy to report at 140. But from my point of view it was very scary for the fact he was 108 at 10pm, and I gave him 15grams to pull him up, 108 to me is hit or miss and could go either way in 2 hours. So not waking at the midnight alarm had me running like a crazy lady upstairs as if I was fighting time to get to him.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Bridget. I know that I sleep through alerts all the time. I do my best to prepare ahead, assuming that MIGHT happen, so that there's an extra alarm or that my sugar is higher just in case. Obviously, you can't plan for everything. And it is frustrating to sleep through. But, we're only human and can only do so much! You're doing great!