i have had Diabetes for a long time and i never knew about this whole waking up in the middle of the night practice. i tried it for a couple months and gave up after i got my BG’s in a good range for the night time. is this something i should have been doing all along and what should my blood sugars be before, during, and after i sleep? i’m so confused about this why haven’t i been told about this?
Since most of us spend 1/3 of hour day sleeping, it would make sense to try to get bg in a good range during that time. I don’t see anything wrong with testing during the night for a few days and if things seem good, well, then stop. I know of some people who have good numbers during the day but a higher than expected AlC, which might mean that they are going high overnight.
in the 19 years ive had T1 i have never been told to test at night and my BG’s are pretty good when i am active. and my a1c’s are amazing. but i have never heard about this until like this last year. i am baffled.
Well, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
Nighttime testing is something I hate, but I do it about once every two months OR whenever I happen to wake up!
This is particularly important for setting the basal rates on your pump. The book “Pumping Insulin” by John Walsh is a very useful resource in this regard. If you don’t have it, I highly recommend it
yeah i do it when i need to change my basal rates but so far so good on the basal rates. since i finally got it all worked out. but what’s the recommended numbers at night and when you wake up i don’t remember any of this when i was growing up. blushes from embarrassment. BG numbers that is.