Our ten year old just turned 11. My strategy for right now is to encourage her to count her own carbs and measure her own food. Not push it, but encourage her. She already does her own pod changes and boluses. I think one of the single best things is to send them to D camp. They learn from their peers and also from the older kids. Hormones are going to be a challenge, I know, and require extra patience on my part. She was given a phone for her birthday, partially as a tool for her D care as she goes to mddle school next year.
Grandma to Hailey age 11 dx type 1 age 4
pumping with Omnipod since 8/09
and Faith age 7
and now little Macey Ella age 1 year Dx with allergies to nuts, wheat, eggs, and soy
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