I was diagnosed at about 8 years of age. It was tough but I did manage. I just read the article at http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/... I found the whole thing disturbing. I dont remember as a kid counting carbs. I was told a certain amount of insulin to take every day. I think counting carbs can be tough as an adult, I can only imagine how tough it is for kids.
But that article talks more about taking and giving injections than anything else. If these kids are having to be given their insulin by someone else why are they not being taught to give it to themselves? I know in the beginning you need help but at some point you need to do it for yourself. I went to diabetic camp and learned. Is Texas the only place that has a camp for diabetic kids? If that is the case other states should come up with one. However the camp I went to takes kids from all over. I really think if I hadnt gone to camp it would have taken many more years before I would have ever learned to take my insulin by myself. But learning to give your self an injection or change a pump needle is something all juvenile diabetics need to learn and the sooner the better.
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