- Your child isn’t good or bad because of a number on a meter.
- A calm response is always good, maybe ‘why do you think you got that number’ is the best response to any number.
You’re 98, why do you think you’re 98?
You’re 52, lets get a juice, why do you think your 52?
Your 487, why do you think your 487?
- You don’t need to look over their shoulder when they test. It makes teens feel untrusted. If you need to see the reading, you can always read the meter memory later.
Sure you feel overwhelmed, we all felt the same way, I am sure you will find that in time you can cope. A key part of that is sharing experiences with other who get it, Other T1 parents. Join an online community.Join a local group. Don't let diabetes make you feel alone.
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