An undisturbed bedside table - the perfect night

I'm sure we are all pretty much the same as far as our bedside tables go. On mine there are the usual items, an alarm clock, a pair of reading glasses, and my kindle and of course there are also the D things; glucometer, can of strips, finger stick thingy, glucose tablets, apidra pen and pen needles,some leftover Skittles in a baggy and a random juicy juice box.
Before I started paying attention to D my bedside table was always a mess in the morning, used strips, pen needles, 1/2 eaten glucose tablets you name it. But more recently as I have taken better control, gotten a CGM, and paid more attention, I am routinely waking up to an undisturbed table, save for the single strip I use before falling asleep. I wake up refreshed and ready for the day, a distinct change from the high/low hangovers I previously suffered.
Not to say that every night is perfect, but I am working on it. And it is a whole lot easier to continue to work when you reap the rewards. Here's to perfect nights, may you have some too.

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Comment by David (dns) on February 6, 2013 at 10:56am


Comment by jrtpup on February 6, 2013 at 7:10pm

May your bedside table continue to be as empty as it is now ;)

Comment by shoshana27 on February 9, 2013 at 6:43am

i have 2 alarm clocks on my night table.1 is set to wake me at 12 am & then at 4 test my bg.the other 1 wakes me at 7 am.

Comment by shoshana27 on February 9, 2013 at 6:44am

i also have glucose tabs

Comment by Clare on February 9, 2013 at 7:09am

I have just one alarm clock, but I never set it unless I have to get up at some unGodly hour for a flight or something but my morning alarm clock is my dog, Cosmo. I thankfully have a CGM so if I do wake up in the middle of the night or morning I just look at the number and usually don't have to take any action.

Comment by shoshana27 on February 9, 2013 at 7:19am


Comment by Clare on February 9, 2013 at 8:00am

Believe me Shoshana I feel your pain and I count myself as exceedingly fortunate not only to have the CGM but also to have it covered by insurance. But I also realize that I am 14 years away from Medicare and think I should start now to help get the coverage exclusions changed.

Comment by priscilla on February 10, 2013 at 7:22pm

my body automatically wakes me up around 1 am for a blood sugar check, I wish to get a full night of sleep but ironically I usually have to do an adjustment when I do get up


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