I have a question. My daughter is 11 (12 in June, and who thinks she is 20) had been dig for 1 year last October. Everything I have read or talked to people about says that as a parent I need to stay involved in her everyday routine (testing, bolus etc) I have been told that she will probably hate me, and resent my interferance. I try not to tell her what to do all the time because she has areal good understanding of what she needs to do, just some guidence on some things. I have tried telling her to test, I have tried just setting up the alarm on her pump to remind her and both just make her lash out at me. When she is low she takes something to correct it, then when I remind her in 15 minutes to retest it is just one big fight! I know she does not want to deal with this and I try to stay in the back ground. I have even quit asking her what her number is and looking on the meter myself, boy was that a big mistake! She said I didn't trust her and was checking up on her. I don't know what to do. I am the primary person who is there for her on the diabetes stuff. Her dad knows some but I usually deal with it. It is at the point that I dread picking her up from school, becasue I know the war will begin. Does any one have any suggestions on how to handle this? She started talking to a councalor in October, so I have started that. I am just tired of the fighting, and then my other 2 kids aged 15, 14 think she is the favorite child and gets everything she wants! I just want the bickering to stop.
Thank you for listening!