I got back from diabetes camp yesterday. I didn't have a very good time this year. I made friends with one of the girls in my cabin, Jennifer. Jennifer was on an insulin pen because she had her pump taken away due to high blood sugars. She and I were running low for the first couple of days. Our basals got adjusted and I only went low a few times after that. She just stayed low. My counselor was up every hour testing her. On Wednesday I saw that she was only eating 1 piece of french toast and some sugar free syrup, but she had dialed her pen up to at least 5 units. Her I:C ratio was 1:12. She ran low the whole day. Near the end of the day she said, "I'll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell." Then she proceeded to tell me that she was overdosing on insulin because people gave her attention when she was low, and because if her A1C came down she could have her pump back. I told her to stop, and that it was really dangerous. She didn't care. The next day after breakfast, another camper and I told our counselor what Jennifer was doing. She was really mad because she had stayed up all night to test her. An hour or so later Jennifer was 41. 15 glucose tabs later she was still only 61. She came up to 115 after a juice only to drop back down to 59. She started saying rude things to people and saying it was because she was low. I told her that she had no right to use a low as an excuse when she was the one making herself go low. She claimed that she did not overdose this time, but there is no way she could have gone that low without trying to. I just don't understand why anyone would want to go low. I hate being low. It sucks. I feel like she was taking advantage of all of us because we were all taking care of her and sympathizing with her.