This topic often comes up when speaking with parents of children with diabetes. The child becomes non-compliant (don't you just love that word?) and the endo threatens to take the child's insulin pump away from them. I really do not understand the reasoning.
If you child is not bolusing, testing, etc--basically not doing their daily diabetes care by pressing buttons, what makes the professionals think that drawing up a syringe will make them that much more accountable? I think I would feel better if my child had a pump because then I would know that the basal rate is at least being delivered. If they are on shots they may miss injecting the basal dose the same as they are missing the bolus amount.
Maybe they think that if they are injecting that Mom or Dad will be watching the injection and make the child more accountable? What is the difference between Mom or Dad watching/doing an injection versus them bolusing or supervising a bolus on a pump? I am honestly stumped by this.
In defense of the endos however, I have heard of parents who felt that, in some cases, this can be the way to go.......to finish reading this blog please refer to www.diabetesadvocacycom.blogspot.com