My questions is for any one that has experienced what we have been told is Preteen Rebellion. How long did it last for your child? Does anyone have any tips on dealing with it?
Here is our story so you can understand more of why I am asking.
My daughter was diagnosed Aug 2007 at the age of 9. She did really good the first 2 years. No hospital stay after the first one when she was Dx and even then she wasn't in DKA. We just took her to our family doctor because she was losing weight really fast, thirsty, had bad headaches, etc.... She was admitted in to the hospital that day and by the third day she was giving her own shots. Then October 2009 she had to be admitted into the hospital for DKA and decided that she wasn't going to do any of it any more. Blood Checks, Carb Counting (she is still on a constant carb diet) or Insulin Injections. Here we are 6 months later and her A1C is still 13.5 (It was 12.3 in November). She gets her friends to sneak her snacks to school, steals snacks at home and then lies about eating them. She has even gone as far as to eat the Glucose Tablets that we keep in her kit. She will tell us and the school nurse that she did insulin when she didn't.
I have read every thing that I can find online and have tried everything that I have read and nothing has worked yet. We have tried rewards going as far as money and extra snacks (with insulin ofcourse). We have also tried punishments like taking her cell and nothing in either direction seems to work. So I'm up for any suggestions.