I must say I'm very happy to have stumbled across this site as we are having great challenges with our 12 year old daughter who was diagnosed last June - while we were on a six week holiday in USA!
In fact, while in New York, she was diagnosed and admitted with a blood sugar reading of 580 (28 in Australian measurements).
Unfortunately for us, her specialist told her she could eat anything as long as she took the right insulin. She has taken that literally and has not been very cooperative at all.
While we accept that she has needed a period of adjustment, that excuse is running pretty thin.
She does silly things like take insulin and then decides not to eat, or doesn't eat enough etc. She skips blood sugar readings and does other dangerous things.
In January, we had to call the paramedics because she had hypo seizures and we couldn't revive her. Fortunately it was a very hot night and she was sleeping on the couch in the kitchen. Had she of been in her bedroom, she would have died.
We went to use her glucogun and it was broken (dog had got it), but she hadn't bothered to tell us.
You would think that a brush with death would make the difference, and it did - for a week.
Her dad and I are really worried about her, but we can't be with her 24/7.
Would love to hear some words of wisdom from anybody that has experienced something similar.
Thanks, Tracey (Melbourne, Australia)
p.s. She won't go to any support groups
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