Have you ever... EVER lied about your blood sugar and why did you do itt


(Rnis14) #1

Ok so i.. i did it for about 2 weeks after I got diagnosed, and I did it because i was embarrassed of taking shots in front of people and always having to do it 5 times a day, but now im to grown for that, and if they dont like it they will be the ones leaving.


(imax386) #2

I'm a pro at this.  There's no other way to get parents off your back.


(orange_mms) #3

I've done it before. When I haven't been checking my sugars as many times as I should've been. Then I have to go to my endo and need to write my numbers onto a log sheet for my visit. I have in the past just randomly written numbers in to fill the holes. I know I'm not alone in this one, I believe we've all done this a time or two.


(Anonymous) #4

Orange_mms, I do that too :)

I was going to say I haven't lied to my parents about it yet, but, actually I have. Mainly when I'm high, pushing 400 and bump it closer to 330 or something so they freak-out less. I did this to ADA also.


(jmorris18) #5

Back in middle school I used to have to lie to the nurse about what my blood sugar was. She was always worried that I would go low so even when my sugar was already above my normal range, she would make me eat a snack and not correct for it. So I would lie to her and tell her that my blood sugar was higher then it really was. 


(Seb) #6

I used to do it a lot a couple years ago, I don't have to as often anymore because people (ie my parents) don't ask as much.

I have lied about my blood sugar so that I'm allowed to play sports. I had a low right before a basketball game once and my coach noticed. He said I couldn't go in until my blood sugar was normal, so I waited a minute, tested again and showed him the meter that said 61, told him that was normal and he put me in. I've also lied and said that I didn't have ketones so that I could go to soccer.


(Sarah_0776) #7

I just posted about this a few weeks ago in another thread, and didn't want to type it all out again, so here's what I said there.:

I went through a period of time in middle school where I would lie to my parents about my blood sugars almost every time they asked. I was still at that point where they would ask me every day how my BS was. I was running high a lot and didn't want to tell my parents because I felt that they were disappointed in me whenever my numbers were bad. My A1c started to rise, all the way up to a 9.3, which was when my parents realized that the blood sugars I had been telling them weren't matching up to what my A1c was.

They ended up going through the memory on my meter when I wasn't home at one point, and then they confronted me. Actually, if I remember correctly, I think I was just in my bedroom or something for a while, and when I came out, they had my meter in front of them, and that's when I realized that they had found out. We had a long discussion about that, which consisted mostly of them talking and me listening and trying not to say much at all. (I don't show my emotions or share my thoughts unless I really need to get something out.)

I felt really guilty after that, and I haven't done it to that extent since. I mean, sure, I very occasionally tell them that it's lower that it really is if it's really high, like Alyssa said, but nothing major like this. I got my A1c down to 6.3 within a year after that incident, and I've kept it under 7 since then (except one 7.2).


(system) #8

i lie once in a while to my mom when she bugs me about having a drink with sugar in it at dinner. but other than that, not really.


(CHLjoe) #9

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I'm a pro at this.  There's no other way to get parents off your back.

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QFT.........countless times I did this as a kid


(Anonymous) #10

No.


(tHaTxKiiDxAnt) #11

OMG ARE U CRAZY!? what if u would have passed out cuz u was so low in the middle of the game!? wow but lol , i would have doen it 2 =] and yes i lie 2 my nurse in school ALL THE TIME!!! SHE SOOO ANOYING!!! ughhh i dont even cheak in school any more just because of her , i do wht orange M&M does lol just put random #'s in places b4 i go to my app. lol =]


(BrianPQuinn) #12

I never filled out my log for my doctor and was barely testing at one point in my life. So I would just fill in the "readings" and move on. My a1c was always fine so as long as there were a few high's and low's he just thought it was normal. Ironically now the numbers I am seeing are pretty much what I used to lie about, but now I don't lie about things. Granted if I am feeling a little low I will not give my 'rents an accurate answer so that way I can take care of the low on my level and not the paranoid you need to drink an entire can of Pepsi that is my mom. So I "lie" but more so I can take care of the problem without getting a second set of hands involved.


(Kateski) #13

When I was first diagnosed my parents were always asking me "what is it"  They were like Pavlov's Dogs with questions when they heard the beep of the meter!  I think I have lied  a couple of times... I felt so judged based on my BG.  I finally lost it and freaked out and yelled and told them to stop asking me! They totally backed off then.  I have not really lied since then...


(since030993) #14

Yes!  I was horrible through highschool  In elementary and middle school my parents mostly managed my diabetes, they were involved every step of the way.  highschool, though I took my freedom and ran with it.  It was how I "rebelled".  I lied because I didn't want to dissappoint my family or my doctor.  I lied because I was embarrassed for being such a bad diabetic...

Now, I mainly lie to my co-workers.  I'm a nurse at a hospital, and although I take better care of myself now than when I was in high school, I'm not perfect.  My co-workers can be so judgemental if I'm high or low.  They understand diabetes better than the average person, but they still don't get it.  I don't mind telling them when I'm low (cuz I have to actually stop working, leave my unit, and go eat something).  But I hate telling them when I'm high (between meals or in our break room at lunch).  So if I'm like 252 or 352 or something I'lll just say I'm 152 to get them off my back about it.

I haven't lived with my parents in years, and when they ask I just give them a general "I'm doing okay, but could be better" sort of thing....

And yes... I do feel very guilty about lying.


(sarahslp) #15

When I go to a dr that's not the endo, and the nurse asks my last sugar, I often lie and tell the PRE meal number (usually under 100) b/c they don't know what they are talking about and freak out of you say you are 180 or 190 even though it's after a meal and coming down. I've never lied to my endo though b/c that would be a waste of my time to go see him w/ pretend numbers, lol.


(thebeatles909) #16

yea i do because if im high alot (which i am) i feel bad and as if im going to get in trouble. but i realized sometimes its not my fault..... sometimes......


(Sarah Holbrook) #17

when i was diagnosed  i was nine and  the next day i was in the hospital all sudden i had this huge wieght on me that if i didn't care for myself i would let  everyone down if i did it wrong. that was 5 years ago . now when my sugars 350 my mom or dad always say and i quote " if you want to destroy your body don't do it i front of me. (then they try and justify it and say ) i love you to much for you to hurt yourself ( then they use the guilt thingy ) sarah i know you want childern but if you have constant highs you won't " uh i'm kinda 14 hint hint" don' talk back don't you remember steel magnolia. so i totally lie then my dad asks to see the meter and i tell him what it says and my mom say check the date . and then i'm in trouble !  and puberty hasn't helped i struggle  so much with it my last a1c was 11.2 i cried all the way home.


(Kateski) #18

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when i was diagnosed  i was nine and  the next day i was in the hospital all sudden i had this huge wieght on me that if i didn't care for myself i would let  everyone down if i did it wrong. that was 5 years ago . now when my sugars 350 my mom or dad always say and i quote " if you want to destroy your body don't do it i front of me. (then they try and justify it and say ) i love you to much for you to hurt yourself ( then they use the guilt thingy ) sarah i know you want childern but if you have constant highs you won't " uh i'm kinda 14 hint hint" don' talk back don't you remember steel magnolia. so i totally lie then my dad asks to see the meter and i tell him what it says and my mom say check the date . and then i'm in trouble !  and puberty hasn't helped i struggle  so much with it my last a1c was 11.2 i cried all the way home.

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Sarah, that is terrible!  I feel so bad for you.  Tell your parents to support you, not guilt you!  Tell them that you need support not admonishment!


(sarahslp) #19

Sarah, I know you know this but, we all go through better and worse periods of control. I was out of control in middle and early high school and was absolutely able to have a baby when I was 29. I'm sorry they are going about this the wrong way ... I think positive reinforcement works better than threats for all of us!


(Rosemary5) #20

Yeah, who hasnt lied would probably be a better question. I just used to tell my parents my number was "fine" annoyed  my mom so much, the joy of being a teenager.