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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Bedside Table.

This is where I keep my buddies. Sam the CGM sleeps ALWAYS by my head so I can hear the alarms. He tends to lay next to my SNUGGLE pillow. My glucose meter is kept on my bedside table, as it looks every night. Pink lamp, jade health charm, Sunset with God nightly devotional, hand/foot cream, and silk rose arrangement. Sometimes I'll leave room for a cuppa tea.
I don't know if others sleep with their equipment right up there next to you. For me, I feel safer knowing I'll hear it if it's by my head. We're doing ok here at bedtime tonight; according to Sam, I'm sitting at 104 (Glucose meter confirmed bg was 107). A little higher than where I like to go to bed with, but I'll leave it alone instead of bolusing it down into the 90s. Since I wake up a little in the 90s or 100's I like to start a little lower at bedtime because it always goes higher by morning.
Do you guys have a routine routine or your diabetes, or if you are a caretaker, are there specials steps you take? Just interesting to me and would like to hear from others so I have something to compare myself to!!!!


  1. I actually take my meter into bed with me! My eyesight is terrible so I don't want to fumble around too much, and it makes it easier if I need to check during the night. My pump ends up all over the place, but I normally hear my sensor. I try to keep my blood sugar around 140 but that's just what works for me!

  2. I have my meter, glucose tabs, iPhone, a book and/or my Kindle, and glucagen kit on my bedside table. There's a hairband dangling off my bedpost where the CGM receiver goes when I'm using it. I like to see a reading in the 80s before go to sleep on "normal" nights because I tend to rise (except Saturdays, I have no idea why) a little over the course of the night and haven't found a basal adjustment that's worked well enough to resolve it!