High School and D...need some advice
Hello sources of knowledge!
I want to ask you all what your high-schoolers are required to do for their D at school. This year Morgan's endo wrote orders for Morgan to be independent with all D care at school. She is able to count carbs, administer insulin, correct lows and highs independently. She will go to the nurse if she needs to change something out or if she's under 50 or over 350. The nurse wants her to check in every day after lunch still. The nurse (who was Morgan's nurse in elementary school, is wonderful and like part of our family) say she still needs Morgan's numbers once a day. Morgan does not want to leave lunch early anymore and is very angry. She wants to eat with her friends and has told me that the Doctor wrote the orders, so that's who Debbie needs to argue with. I think this is a little teen-age wing-spreading, and I see both sides. Debbie doesn't want anything happening on her watch, Morgan wants to be normal. Morgan said none of her High School friends from D camp still have to go to the nurse. Is that true?
I'm trying to be diplomatic here...really don't know what to do! On Morgan's side, she has earned her independence. Debbie says she wishes all her D's were like Morgan, but because she's at the school and technically responsible, she needs to be aware of what's going on. Morgan feels like she's being once-again punished because of D.
What do ya'll think?
Sharon, Mom of 3
Bailey 18 non-D
Morgan,17- D (Dx'd age 4)
Zoe, 12-D, Hashimotos (Dx'd age 8)