We are getting ready for our family beach trip. My 9 yr old daughter is a "brittle" Type1 diabetic diagnosed at 5. Every year I have forgone the pump and done shots out of fear that she may get sand in her site. This year, she has come to me to say she wants to cover her site and keep using pump. She is allergic to Lantus, so she has to take Levimir every 12hrs. So she ends up taking an est. 8-10 shots a day. Not to mention the difference in " freedom" in her mind when eating and being "somewhat normal" around the other kids. I understand what she's thinking and am impressed that she would SIT me down to discuss her point! :)
I want to respect her wishes to become more involved in decision making for her health and applaud her efforts. On the other hand… I need to ensure they are safe and smart decisions. Thought maybe someone would have some idea's. What do you do at the beach?
***FYI… Her site is in her bottom because it's the only place she has enough fat to hold it. :)
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