I didn't want to start this in the other tread about the NYT video. I have a feeling this would have brought it off topic.
How many people here actually set an alarm to get up and check?
My mom used to get up at around 2am and check me, but that was only for the first few years. It wasn't even a nightly thing, and it DEFINITELY wasn't 3 times a night. It was usually after a change in dosages or if I was sick.
My opinion on this: if I have my lantus set right, I should be able to go 7-8 hours without checking at night. If I go to bed at 120, I'm 99% sure I'll wake up between 80-150. Its a very rare occurrence that I'll wake up extremely high or low. It would seem that after a few years you should be able to build up a little confidence. The person in the video is on the pump AND has a diabetic alert dog. It would seem like they should have the confidence to get a good night's sleep.
This isn't the only family I've seen do this. I know quite a few people who get up multiple times a night, every night, for years, to check. I just don't see the point.
What is every one else's opinion on this?