Listen up Newbie!
This is NOT your fault!
You are not a rotten person!
Diabetes is a vicious enemy and it will resort to psychological operations. Making you think you did something to cause this is one of it's head games!
Read the service manual on psy-ops and DO NOT let the bastard get into your head.
ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME RECRUIT! (Virtual spit flying from my lip)
Repete after me sugar breath, "Diabetes is a disease. Not a character flaw!"
I can't hear you newbie!"DIABETES IS A DISEASE. NOT A CHARACTER FLAW!"
"SAY IT NOW RECRUIT!"
Lows happen! In time they need to happen and you or your kid needs to learn to feel them.
You are now a HUGE target market for drug companies. That doesn't mean insulin and test strips are bad things. Your brothers and sisters in arms in the diabetes online community can help you sort out what good and what's bad. Talk to your buddies. Then talk with your Dr..
Now drop and calibrate the meter to 20!
Drill Sgt. BadShoe
(Laughing is a good thing too and that the bigger point here)
More YDMV Newbie Tips: http://www.ydmv.net/2008/01/newbie-advice.html