I just wanted to say Boston thinks you are AWESOME!
Of all the nurses that would have come on here whining (Like Boston Himself)!!!!! I can see the post's headline now, "Why so many non-compliant DM Deathwishes?"
Then we would go on to say how they are peeing nothing but sugar and ketones, and how they will be blind, Limbless, and in a coma by 25!!!! And, . . . So be it, 'cause we tried dadgummit!!!!
But not you. Not by a longshot. You have approached her from another dimension. You took the time and care to get into her head and ask why? (on her level/on her terms). That is care I am sooooooo guilty of not giving in a while. I am so proud of your approach with this kid (who sounds to have a support group of 1 = Nurse Purple Scrubs
I applaud your thinking "out-of-box!" You just might be not only her biggest life changing impact on self-responsibility for her future DM maintenance, but you maybe just saved her life- and saved her sight, and ability to walk in the future
Thanks for a lesson in patience, understanding, and going the "next" extra mile!