I have a Type I diabetic with huge fluctuations in #s (has been for years since diagnosis). With Dad we are trying to foster more independence in him because the school he will be attending next year works that way. Because of this he is now testing in the classroom and only coming to see me if his # is high enough to test for ketones or low enough where he may be crashing. He also comes to my room to do his insulin shot after we've discussed his reading and his sliding scale.
My question is up until now I have kept records of all of his daily readings, if he had ketones and his insulin at lunch. Do I now only need to keep track if he needs to come see me (ie if ketones are present when tested or when he does his lunchtime insulin?) Or should I get him to report his daily #s to me and keep a record of them?
What would you do?