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January 25th, 2006, 08:28 PM
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How old was your child when they started checking/testing their own blood sugar. I am positive he knows how to do it by himself, but I don't want to push him. He is seven and been diagnosed for almost two years. Is that still young?
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January 26th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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How old was your child when they started checking/testing their own blood sugar. I am positive he knows how to do it by himself, but I don't want to push him. He is seven and been diagnosed for almost two years. Is that still young?[/b]
Danielle could do her own tests at 4 years old(she was diagnosed at age 3). She didn't know then what the numbers meant....but she could do the test herself. Now, she is 7, she does her own tests at school, just tells the teacher the number. She knows if she is over 200 to automatically do a correction with her pump. If she is low, she knows to tell someone, and drink a juice/eat tablets. In the mornings...I do her tests. Before dinner, she tests herself, we just tell her to do it. Sometimes, if she needs to test & is busy, I bring the stuff to her & do it for her. I KNOW it is a lot of responsiblity for a kid.

A psychologist at diabetes camp said to us...if they know how to do it, they should do it. It is just like anything else. When they learn to tie their shoes, you don't keep doing it for them. Occasionally though, they need help


BTW--Welcome ChristyB!!

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January 26th, 2006, 04:16 PM
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Colby has been testing himself since he was about 4 too and he is 7 now.
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January 29th, 2006, 07:22 PM
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Chris has done his own since he was diagnosed but that was at 8. He is learning the numbers too and when he comes around the corner to tell me, I already know by the look on his face what it is.
Of course, at first, we watched him do it to make sure he got enough blood and all.
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January 30th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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Adam has been doing his testing since we were diagnosed 6/05 & he's 9. He is starting to help us & counting carbs & using the calculator for his dosage of insulin. I think this is good for him for his future of care + it helps w/ his math skills

Adam has been doing his testing since we were diagnosed 6/05 & he's 9. He is starting to help us & counting carbs & using the calculator for his dosage of insulin. I think this is good for him for his future of care + it helps w/ his math skills
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