Start of the new school year and I have a new student who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He is older elementary and apparently mom does not have a grip on this. She does not require him to check his own blood glucose because "he doesn't like it." He is non-compliant with the diet, although he takes an oral med. Sugars are off the chain. Just moved here from out of state, has no local doctor. Mom nor child understands the carb counting. This child is not in any way independent with his care.
I talked with mom about resources in my area. I also broached the subject of out of control blood sugars and the possibility of needing insulin to bring him back to an acceptable level.. I will be monitoring this closely. There seems to be an almost overwhelming lack of understanding with this family.
Do any of you have resources for teaching an pre-teen about his condition? I plan to start off tomorrow with counting carbs and will progress to finger sticks next week. Hopefully, once he starts school his sugars will come down to a reasonable level.