Christine - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
This is the first time I've posted here but I'm in dire need of some advice. My daughter is 11 and has been diabetic for 3 and a half years. She has a VERY bad attitued re: diabetes. She balks at everything having to do with it.
She recently went to a birthday party that was overnight. Up until now she's been fairly responsible when away from me. If nothing else, she'll call me when anything gets cooky and let me help her fix it. She gets really mad when I call and bug her and says that I'm making her stand out and be different and she hates it. So, this time I let her be and trusted her to call me. SHE DIDN'T. By the time I got to her in the morning she was VERY sick, vomiting, and had to go directly to the ER and was admitted for DKA.
My question is, how do I get her to take more responsiblity or atleast help her through this ackward social stage where she fights being different so much? She says that she ate what everyone else ate because she didn't want them to think that she "couldn't" because then they'd "police" what she was eating every day at school.
She does have a pump. I can only assume that she didn't bolus for all of her carbs. Any tips would be very much appreciated.