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Re: [IP] What not to say to diabetic children
Deb, The best thing to do is to discuss this with him. I, of course, am
much older now, but I have instructed my sons (they are 16 and 20) since they
were young to ask me to check my bg. In other words, if they think I am
acting "funny," then they should say "Mom, I would like you to check your
bg?" This has always worked for me. I do it and if I am low I will eat
something. They have been instructed NOT to ask "Are you low?" because like
I have said I will always answer no.
I think the No answer is just part of the reaction. I have one son who is
excellent with me concerning lows and the other one is learning. The one who
is learning gets angry and demands I eat something. This NEVER works for me.
The other one is very subtle and that works well. My husband is subtle too.
I have told this story before but it worked perfectly for me. We had stopped
at a gas station and I checked my bg and I was low. I said I was going in to
get something to eat and they should get something too. Well one of my
problems when low is making a decision. My sons were eating and I was still
trying to decide what particular drink to get for my low. I wanted something
good. My older son came over and asked me what I was doing. I said I was
trying to decide which drink I wanted. He went and brought a coke and came
back and said "well while you are deciding, drink this." I took it and drank
it. This works for me. Getting angry or reprimanding me just doesn't work.
I would suggest you discuss this with your son and do what works with him.
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