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My 11 year old is currently very defiant and tries to get away with not checking herself. She constantly had HI bs and lies to me about checking and bolusing. She wants to pretend she doesn't have TD1

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Neponset, IL
I had a step son that is like that. And he is 18

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2005.
Hallandale Beach, FL
Any tips on how to get through it and make her understand better?

Neponset, IL
You can try doing special things for her. I know still my stepson still lies. it what don't work with one may work for another. or have her talk to ppl that haven't taken care of themselves.

Neponset, IL
just work with her. try not to get upset that may make things worse.

SF, CA
hello**** I can see myself in your daughter. she doesn't mean to lie and certainly doesn't want to put you down. I believe that its just because diabetes is sometimes too much for a kid that said I know how frustrating and disappointing that can be for you.

SF, CA
try starting slow. one step at a time. set small goals for her so she can feel confident she can manage her diabetes better

SF, CA
I know it is very scary for you to see a Hi in her meter and feel out of control

SF, CA
however nowadays I coach moms around how to get more understanding and collaboration from their kids with diabetes and the most important thing is to stay away from any judgmental language and try to empathize. focus on positive reinforcement of the things she is doing

Neponset, IL
your so right**** just don't forget there are some fathers in that spot too

SF, CA
even the small steps like checking once a day. usually what makes them lie and avoid checking is because when they see a high number in the meter they feel such failure and incompetent to take charge of their diabetes. usually they are still in denial and a way to empower them is to help her see that she is not a bad person because she had high blood sugars. try treating it as information ...

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