Hi! This is my first post. My stepchild who is now 25 was diagnosed her early 20s. Currently she is experiencing both highs and lows daily. She is living on her own apart from us with her husband. I am trying to avoid advice giving or butting-in in any way. However, I fear for the physical complications she might suffer in the future for not learning to manage this better. I feel asking too many questions or making suggestions might be unwelcome and drive her away. Things I want to know are, is it normal to spend several hours a day with blood sugar over 400? How many lows in the course of a week signal that it’s time to call the endo? Where can I get educated on the ins and outs of managing T1D with shots and a cgm specifically. Is this all stuff that she needs to do on her own without our help? I know it must be so hard to have an illness with you all day and all night for the rest of your life that is directly affected by what you eat and everything you do. Do I just need to butt out on the technical stuff and just love her and support however she chooses to manage this?
Advice from anyone is appreciated as I want to look at this from perspectives I may not have myself. Thank you!