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Re: [IP] kids forgetting to bolus



Gus (8) had this problem a month ago 3-4 times during a week.  We find he
his remarkably responsible for his care when he's at school or a friend's
house.  At home he can become lazy with respect to testing and bolusing,
relying on my husband or myself to remind him.  However if I'm outside the
house (off for a walk, or doing work in the garden) Gus will always test
himself if he feels he might be going low regardless of whether or not it's
time.  When I reflect on how much more he is expected to do for himself than
his brothers are for themselves, I find real pride in the consistent testing
and bolusing that does occur and (shoulder shrugging) forgiveness for the
lapses...his and ours.  It's a long tough road.  Probably the best recipe
for success is lots of praise for the good numbers.----- Original
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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2001 11:17 PM
Subject: [IP] forgetting to bolus


> My 11 yr old son has been pumping for 3 months now.  Over the past month
he
> has "forgotten" to bolus for a meal 5 different times resulting in bg
levels
> in the 400's.  Does anyone else have this problem or children that have
this
> problem, and what can we do to keep  this from happening?  We always talk
> about the number of carbs he is getting and how much he needs to bolus,
but
> sometime between talking and 4 to 5 hours latter (when he tests again) he
has
> forgetten. We have told him that if he can't remember his responsibilty we
> are going to take the pump away and put him back on shots, which is meet
with
> earnest pleas to...take the Ninendo, take the Game Boy... but not my pump!
> Please HELP!
> Beverly
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