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Re: [IPp] Teen troubles

> > > Help! My son is not checking his BG at school like he should.  I
> > > don't want to insist that he go to the nurse every time like last
> > > year.  He's 14 yrs. old and knows how to and what to do, but just
> > > doesn't want to be bothered. Frankly, insisting that he go to the
> > > nurse only takes the responsibility off of him and gets him out of
> > > class which he doesn't mind at all.  Yes, it would solve things in
> > > the short term and his numbers would be better, but in the long-term
> > > I don't think this would help him to be more responsible.  My CDE
> > > says this is common with teens and suggested I let him "go in alone"
> > > for a day and see what happens, but I'm afraid he'll just end up
> > > "HI" and not do anything.
> >
> > Let him go, but impose these rules:
> > no food, physical activity - sports, swimming, etc... if above 180
> > He should be doing this anyway, but this is a way to make him more
> > aware. He will also find that if he's interested in sports, his body
> > won't perform as well or as long if he's high, in addition, his
> > vision will probably be slightly blurred and his mind not quite as
> > quick. This will impair his ability and speed at getting homework
> > done. If you point these things out to him, he may start to notice
> > them and take some action on his own.
> >
> > Michael
> > email @ redacted
> Michael,
> By let him go - Do you mean: let him go high and just sit back and
> wait?  He doesn't do any sports and he doesn't eat all day at school
> and then comes home and wants to eat all evening. 

Yep, let him go high. Just make him follow the RULES above. No 
eating unless he's in range. I'll bet he knocks if off real quick. A 
little responsibility goes a long way at 14.

> I'm tired of
> grabbing the Glucometer to test him and being a nag.

Don't, it's not your job now it's his.

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