So my dd is 12 now and was diagnosed just before her 6th birthday, but we are oh so frustrated! She wears a Dexcom and has the T-Slim pump but even thought she is an amazing and wonderful kid is so many other ways, we have never been able to get her to care about her diabetes. She’ll bolus sporadically, will never ever check her blood, (so happy for the t-slim, but doesn’t help if she won’t bolus!!!) So basically it’s me and her dad nag, nag, nagging her all day… to bolus, to check her blood, to fix herself and we are ready to pull our our hair!
She avoids alarms, ignores her pump and boluses randomly like I mentioned. Take today, her transmitter died yesterday and so we were late putting on her new one and even thought I’ve been after to her to bolus all day, we just checked her bg right now and it’s 32 (540)!!! It’s scary!
So how can I put her in the driver’s seat? I was thinking of going back to log books so she can see the numbers, but all log books are made for mdi, but maybe I should make a chart and make her fill it out… just so she can see. I know type 1 is hard, so have always resisted punishing her, don’t need her to resent it more, but is that what we’ve come too?
How can we possibly encourage her to do better and like I said, put her in the driver’s seat?