Bean is going to a day camp this week and next.
It's at her school, with teacher she's comfortable with because of Drama Club last school year, with the office staff back in the building for backup (at least most days), and with the care sheet I sent in to explain Highs, Lows, and Bolusing, I'm totally confident in her being in charge of her D care.
Couple of things happened today that made me question that confidence:
#1...I go to pick her up at 3 and I hear from one of the teachers that her 'thing was beeping', but she took care of it. UM, WHAT?!?
So, I don't even talk to him and get down on Bean's eye level to talk to her. She told me that during the story her pod alarmed and she deactivated it. I asked her why she didn't call me and her answer was that she didn't want to interrupt the story. UM, WHAT?!?
I told her, in front of the teachers so they would understand as well, that if that ever happened again that she MUST call me so I can do a pod change. The teacher that told me about the alarm asked if that was something they could do and I told him while I appreciated him wanting to, it was best if I came to do it.
THANKFULLY the pod had alarmed just 45 minutes prior to me getting there, so she hadn't been too long without her basal.
#2...I was going over her records for today, entering it into the app on my phone, and I see the amount of her lunch bolus...much smaller than it should have been, even with her being at 85. I go into the information screen and see "Suggested bolus altered by user." UM, WHAT?!?
We had had this conversation during VBS week about how she should NEVER alter her bolus unless I OKed it. I thought she had understood how not OK it was for her to do that and thought she had truly understood and believed her when she said she wouldn't do it again.
So, I went upstairs, where she was already tucked into bed and needed to be asleep, to talk to her about what happened. She said she lowered it because she was at 85 and she didn't trust her PDM and thought it was going to give her too much insulin. UM, WHAT?!?
I went over, again, how the PDM knows how much to give her, knows to give her less when she's below 120 (our set number for it to 'reverse correct' and reduce the amount of insulin to cover for carbs), and she can trust it to give her what she needs. She wasn't buying it. So, I went over it again; and again; and again.
Then I asked her if she trusted me and she said yes. I told her that I was the one who put all of the information into the PDM so it could calculate what amount of insulin to give her.
So if she trusts me, she can trust it.
It took a bit of convincing, but she finally agreed that she could trust it and that she wouldn't adjust her bolus again.
I'm also a bit frustrated with the teacher because it specifically says on the care sheet to NOT ADJUST the insulin amount or to allow her to do it.
Now, don't get me wrong.
I LOVE that she is tuning into her insulin needs.
I LOVE that she is aware of what the PDM is suggesting and isn't just blindly pressing buttons to give herself her bolus.
I'm just afraid that if she thinks its OK for her to adjust it without consulting me that she might really mess things up and that scares the crap out of me!!