Isn't that the truth! Yesterday I had a pleasant heart-to-heart with my student. Nothing scary, no confronting. Just "Gee, you know? You have kept your blood sugar in a pretty good place the last 4 weeks. And I think you are making some good food choices. Has it been hard, finding out you have diabetes?" And that unleashed a torrent of words, mostly relief I think, that someone is listening to him rather than correcting him for everything. He is really getting the concept of the carb budget. He says he wants to give his bus driver some juice boxes so he won't be tempted to drink them on the way home (he has some glucose tabs which he doesnt like much.) Yesterday he chose a good lunch. But when he went to the cafeteria he chose some additional food. The manager sent him to me with his tray in hand. I spotted his extra 16gms fruit. Once I explained that he could have the fruit, but he would need to take additional insulin he was stunned. And then a light bulb went off in his head.
In the end he elected to save one of his fruits for a snack later rather than get another shot.
So it's going pretty well this week. No hiding food. He's starting to come on board. Now, if I can just get him to take his diabetes kit with him everywhere he goes.