For a kid with Type 1?
Here's our story - both sets of grandparents are not in good health and don't understand insulin or carbs or, we get, "Do you really have to count all of that food?" "Why is she eating candy?" sigh.
I have the school nurse trained and the front office school secretary has diabetes, so she gets it. I have a trained summer nanny. But the in between days during the school year dh and I have to cover.
Here's the next story. My brother in law and his wife want us to go out with them and leave our T1 10 year old alone with their 12 year old and 8 year old, all girls. They want to be out from 5 PM to 10 PM. My 10 year would have to take care of her dinner meal bolus and who knows what else may come up. The 12 year old has no clue about diabetes and doesn't want to know, looks away when Catie tests because she's afraid of needles. The brother in law is clueless. His wife was recently dx with Type 2 and can test but has no clue about counting carbs/taking insulin. The brother in law looks at us weird when he sees us struggling to guess at the high carb dessert he made, asks, "whats the point of getting the pump when you still have to count carbs?" Big Duh...so we're going to tell him that we both can't go out and leave Catie with the other kids. There is no way.
Babysitters, stupid relatives, how do you handle these?
Catie age 10, dx 6/19/09 Animas Ping in pink and yes, it's better than shots.