How often do you all check your blood sugar & how often do you think it is appropriate to check an 18 month old on a normal basis (not sick, ect.)
Benjamin was very sick this past week & we ended up spending a few nights at the hospital. He wouldn't eat or drink so he needed an iv. He is going great now & that is not why I am posting just wanted you to know the background :).
While we were there I encountered a resident that seemed very uninformed about diabetes. He asked me how often I check Benjamins bs & I said usually 8 times a day (am, mid morning, lunch, mid afternoon, supper, bedtime for him, bedtime for me, and once during the night). This doctor acted like I was a really overprotective mother who was putting her son through unnecessary pokes. (Yes he actually said that!) He recommended that I only needed to check 3 maybe 4 times a day unless I was seeing symptoms of a low.
So be honest with me...am I checking to often???
(I am still checking that often & I plan to discuss it with our endo the next time we talk)