By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-01-14 12:08:38 -0600
Started 2013-01-11 16:00:55 -0600

Okay, so while I'm at school my nurse always calls my mom and makes me drink water, and check my ketones if my numbers are higher than 260, now lately when my numbers are high, I tell her they are like 124 and things like that, and now my parents want to download my numbers, but I'm scared that, they will find out I've been lying, idk what to do.

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KeliKel 2013-01-14 12:08:38 -0600 Report

I had the same problem my parents always wanted to know my BG it was kinda annoying so I talked to them and asked if they would let me handle it and see it they would let me take care of my BG. But if it is high you should say something so nothing bad happens.

Nana_anna 2013-01-12 22:58:03 -0600 Report

Always tell the truth, so you won't have to suffer the consequenses. Also, hiding numbers isn't good for your health. If your number are up, that can hurt you. Its better to get the help you need. Its worse to lie about it each time. I would tell your mom the truth, and get it over with.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-12 18:41:38 -0600 Report

If you are old enough to know you lied, you are old enough to face the consequences. Do you really need someone to tell you what to do? What you do is tell the truth? No matter how much you lie, the truth will come out. Once you become known as a liar, it will be hard for you to get people to believe you when you tell the truth.

The only person you hurt is yourself. Your parents more than likely are going to be very disappointed in you. None of us here can fix your problem, only you can do this. What you have to do is come clean and the sooner you tell your parents the truth the sooner they can help you with your ketone problem.

In the future be honest. Your reputation can follow you your entire life. Things you do now can hinder you life for years to come. So go tell your parents you lied and take whatever punishment they dole out if any.

MAYS 2013-01-11 17:23:20 -0600 Report

Be honest and truthful to yourself, you are harming yourself much more than you are harming others amd in the end the truth will come out!…So what is the point of the games, and the lies?

Manage your diabetes, avoid the complications and live your life!

Angie18 2013-01-11 17:40:55 -0600 Report

I know I should come clean, I'm working on it, it's just I can't seem to find the courage in me to go and tell them I've lied about things that are very serious.

jayabee52 2013-01-11 16:52:54 -0600 Report

Well annon, it is NEVER good to lie to those who care for you and your medical care team.

I would recommend you come clean with your parents and let them know of your fibs about Blood Glucose (BG) levels. They'll of course be hurt that you felt you should lie about something like that, and they may discipline you for being unworthy of their trust. Then going forward, keep your parents informed of where you are at regarding your BG levels so they may take appropriate medical action if needed.

You may wish to be free of your parents, most young people do (whether they have diabetes or not) but your parents want you to be safe and as healthy as possible. To be honest with them even when the news is not good will lead them to allow you to take more responsibility for your care, which is what most parents want for their children.

I am a father of 3, 20 somethings and from my perspective I do not cease to be concerned for them, but I had to eventually turn them loose and take charge of their own lives. That day is coming for you too, eventually (can't tell how old you are due to your annonymity).

I urge you to be honest with them, and the sooner the better. I suspect that your parents will be hurt MORE if they find out about your lying through your not telling them, and they have to find out about it through some download of a log book.

Go to them and tell them you messed up and ask their forgiveness. They have a lot of love and time invested in you.

James Baker

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