My daughter is 11 and was diagnosed 2 years ago with Type 1. I am really looking for some advice/help/direction for her, particularly from either someone her age or another Mom who has been through this because I really don't know how to help her anymore. I feel she is hurting in many ways but won't talk to me because she thinks neither I, nor anyone else, will understand her.
I worry about her physically -She is not eating her lunch at school, yet is lying and telling me she is. Her blood glucose levels are completely out of whack (obviously partly from not eating her lunch and then sneaking snacks when she gets home .) We "addressed" this problem about two weeks ago through chats with the nurse at school, but we are right back to square 1 as of yesterday when I found out she told me she was going to have one particular snack after school and ended up eating three very different things. I also found two sandwiches in her school bag from this week (she reports she is eatign her lunch.) While I do plan on speaking with the school and requesting a meeting with the social worker/counselor and nurse (read more as to why..) i am afraid this will only make her feel more alienated.
She is writing notes to a friend saying she doesn't want to eat anymore, doesn't want to take her shots, no one understands her, she cries, has nightmares, etc. yet acts bubbly most of the time in front of me. I think she just wants me to think everything is fine, but obviously it's not. I found the note in her room and asked her about it (I think she really wanted me to find it as a cry for help) and she still won't talk to me. I am so worried about her. I don't know where to begin...counseling, doctor, school personnel