Sending your child on a school trip

John Crowley
By John CrowleyCA Latest Reply 2008-04-02 14:56:23 -0500
Started 2008-03-25 02:32:28 -0500

So my son is headed out of state this evening with the high school band. He's a great kid and for the most part is incredibly responsible when it comes to his diabetes.

But for some reason, this trip (he'll be gone for 5 days) has me nervous. I'm worried about him just getting caught up in the fun of the trip and eating a ton of junk food (which is unhealthy enough). But then I can just see him forgetting to take insulin and finding he's sky high.

Any advice?


4 replies

BadShoe
BadShoe 2008-03-27 11:31:49 -0500 Report

Cell phones are a glorious thing.

Have you been to CWD's Friends for Life. It did wonders for us and our teen. Us in that we picked up on trusting teens form presenters and some teens. For him in his desire to won his diabetes.

diabetchik
diabetchik 2008-03-25 11:53:20 -0500 Report

I can understand your hesitation (but I'm writing from the perspective of the Type 1 going ON the class trip instead of being the parent!). You have to remember that you've given him all the tools possible to make the best choices and reinforce that you know he can care for himself. There will be some highs, but it really is a learning process that will give him the ultimate confidence he needs to live a long, healthy life!

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