Reposting - accidentally submitted incomplete on first one…
My daughter is 6yrs old (almost 7), she was diagnosed with T1 when she was 2.5yrs old. She currently has an Animas pump that’s been wonderful!
Her father and I have been separated and living apart for a year and a half now, we haven’t filed for divorce yet due to financial restraints, but plan to before the end of the year.
Since the separation things have been very difficult in managing my daughters diabetes… and I just don’t know what to do anymore to get us on the same page. Her father doesn’t manage her diabetes well when he has her, her BG runs very VERY high, and it takes several days after she’s been with him to get her levels back to normal… he feeds her a lot of high carb and high sugar foods, he doesn’t always check her BG prior to giving her meals, he lets her eat anytime she says she’s hungry, and he lets her eat late at night. This is effecting her performance at school, her school nurse even told me she was very worried about my daughters levels on the days she’s with him, it’s just getting worse and worse, and when I try to explain to him the harm he’s causing he just blames it on everything else but himself… (IE her pump isn’t working, she needs adjustments, etc, etc)
Last week Wednesday after school she can back from her dads, her BG was over 300 for dinner, she woke up Thursday at 395, Thursday before dinner (6:45pm) I checked her at she was over 600, I changed her inset administered her insulin (which was more than she’d ever had in units before - 11units), checked for Ketones - none, she ate about 20 mins later, then before bed (9pm) I checked her again, still over 600 - gave her 5 more units, that’s a total of 16units - then at 11pm - before I went to bed I checked her again, still over 600
So I checked her for ketones at 11pm - she was showing small traces - so I took her to ER… she stayed over night until Friday at around 2:30pm, her dad showed up right at discharge, before leaving he tells her he has a whole box of candy bars at home for her!!!
I see her endocrinologist today, but I just don’t know what to do… he doesn’t listen, and he’s hurting her - medically…