Some people wonder why Kevin and I check Matthew's sugar in the middle of the night. The month after Matthew was diagnosed, there were 2 diabetic teenagers who died in their sleep.
It's our worst nightmare. Diabetes doesn't stop just because Matthew is sleeping and that's why we choose to check overnight, every night, even though it means interrupted sleep. Matthew is the priority, not sleep.
Click here to read a short article that explains more about "Dead in Bed Syndrome."
(Just for reference....Matthew's lowest sugar has been 45.)