Today is Friday, July 28th 2017.
The weather here in Fort Myers, FL is partly sunny with high temperatures in the low 90s and a chance of isolated showers.
I found an interesting article online this week about “Why Children with Type 1 Might Lie About Blood Sugar Readings“. If you can relate to this situation then believe me you are not alone.
When I was young with type 1, BG tests could only be done at a lab. You instead would have to do urine tests to estimate BG levels. The date, time and results of the test were hand written into a little log book. I can remember being frustrated with the entire process. Eventually I just stopped doing the tests. When my mother asked me about the tests results, I would lie and say everything was fine. I think she knew I wasn’t doing the tests. Since I was not having any visible problems, she probably thought it was fine to let it go.
Today is a whole new ball game for type 1 given all the technology available to record and monitor BG results. It could not be easier to see how your child’s BG levels are running. You also have the A1C to track the 3 month average BG levels. It’s very important that BOTH parents share the responsibility to see that there child is effectively managing type 1 diabetes. I wish both my parents had done that for me when I began managing my type 1 diabetes.