Friday, July 30, 2010
Today's article did more than just make me wonder, it made my heart stop. I remember way back when my son was first diagnosed. I read everything that the hospital gave me and then read it again. In the literature there was a brief pamphlet on Dead in Bed. They suggested that a person with diabetes could go low in their sleep and never wake up. My first thought was...I will never, ever sleep through the night again and I have lived by that for over ten years.
When I read the article this morning I realized that people who think I am crazy for getting up so often have no idea and that I am right. Many who question my actions do so out of concern. The physical toll it has taken on my body is evident by the medications that greet me at breakfast each day. Its because of this and the fact that my chid is not with me 24/7 anymore that I have really worked this summer to get him to wake up to an alarm and test himself. I still wake up and check his meter or test him again but he is managing to wake up at least 50% of the time and test. This is huge for a child who can sleep through a fire alarm!