Hi guys. Hope everyone is doing well and had a great Thanksgiving.
OK, so a little background for those who don’t know me. My son, Riley, was diagnosed with T1 when he was 3. He is 7 now and in second grade. He wears an Animas insulin pump. He started pumping 5 months after diagnosis.
He does well with his pump and does all of his own dosing at school (with the teacher’s supervision). I send carb counts and he checks his sugar and enters carbs and sugar and then doses himself. When he is home his dad and I do all of the dosing. He checks his own sugars at home maybe about 80% of the time. If he’s at school and someone brings in a treat or something then the teacher calls and I tell her how many carbs it is (or my best guess) and he does his dosing himself.
When I got home today there were invitations to two different birthday parties. And, both of those parties are sleep overs. He is unable to go to one because we already have plans for that night. But, the second one is a sleep over at his best friend’s house. He lives maybe 10 to 15 minutes from us. The party starts right after school and the boy’s mom has asked if Riley can also spend the night (I’m unsure how many other kids will be staying the night.)
First off, Riley has never been to a birthday party without my husband or I present. But, I think he is old enough now to be there alone. And, I trust this boy’s mom to call like she should. So, that will be OK, I think.
But, we have always checked Riley’s sugars a couple of times a night. There is rarely a night that we don’t have to either give insulin or make a basal decrease. Riley does not wake up when he’s low and there have been plenty of nights when we’ve checked and he’s been in the 50s and had we not checked who knows what would have happened.
So, what do I do? I’ve talked to Riley and he said he’s OK with being picked up when it’s time to go to bed. But, I just wanted to see if you guys have any advice on what to do. Thanks.