Yesterday Sarah and I talked about allowing her to make more of her own decisions. This started because at her daycare they were having a special treat (hotdogs and chips) and she wanted to partake, but wouldn't until she talked to me and I was in a meeting so she couldn't reach me. I told her that in future it was fine to figure out the carbs and go ahead and give herself insulin and have the treat. I didn't want her to think that she has to talk to me every single time she wants to eat something and miss out on stuff just because I'm unavailable
So... last night we talked a little bit about what she was going to have for breakfast (because Auntie brought Conchas which are like 60 grams of carbs and she wanted half of one with her breakfast), and how many units of insulin she'd need. But she never called me this morning to report her blood sugar and confirm her dose. I finally called around 9am thinking maybe she'd slept in, and her big sister informed me she'd already dropped her off at daycare and she (big sister) had no idea what she'd eaten or what her blood sugar was or how much insulin she'd taken.
My dilemma - I want her to become independent, but at the same time, I want to keep close tabs on her to make sure she's healthy. My first instinct was to call daycare and ask her for the "report", but now I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't. The daycare always has her call me at lunch, so is there any harm in just waiting to see what her lunchtime blood sugar is? Her numbers have been really good lately. I think she hit 200 only once in the last couple of weeks and mostly she's been between 90-140.