C has not woken up from a low yet. It’s been about a year and a half and it worries me. I have checked him in his sleep in the 50s, the 40s a handful of times and once at 32. Just sleeping peacefully as though there are no problems. Everyone tells me he’ll wake himself when he’s low, but really… HOW low??
A few nights ago I checked him at 3am and his number was 82. He hadn’t had a lot of exercise and there was no insulin on board. I woke him but he didn’t want juice and asked that I just do it with his pump. I dropped it to -50% basal for 2 hours. I normally would’ve done an hour tops, but I wasn’t sure I’d be able to wake up again.
In the morning I went in to check him and saw the juice box on his nightstand had the straw in it. The wrapper was right next to him. Panic set in and I tested him…302. Once he woke up I asked him about it, he says, “Oh ya, I felt low after you left so I drank the juice.” I told him he’s “GOT to wake me up in that situation…what if he kept dropping lower?? We could have a serious problem.”
His answer? “I doubt that was going to happen. I felt pretty hungry so I went to the kitchen and ate the rest of the taco shells.”
hahhaha! I am sooooo glad he got up and took care of things. He wasn’t technically ‘asleep’ but 3am sleepiness is pretty close to asleep. I feel like he has a little more security going on now.