Sorry, one more post, “shaming” people is an old school way of managing your disability. The type 1 community is thankfully moving away from that because it does not help and causes further mental distress. Educating your family on this fact is another tiresome burden on your shoulders, slow but sure I bet you can educate them, refer to blogs, doctors etc and hopefully over time they will get it, but it won’t be fast or 100% so
American Diabetes Assoc (ADA) does a lot of advocacy, I believe they have a legal help line, if you feel you are being shamed at school that can be a form of bullying and perhaps the nursing team needs a more up to date education. The American Diabetes Assoc. has a great website and I believe a legal call-in line where you can better understand you rights at school, or JDRF site does have school packet with nurse and teacher info you can share.
And ask here and on facebook if anything comes up at work or school many people here many have answer b/c they have been through it.
Bottom line support not shame and bullying tactics work best and that is where things are moving to.
Fact-about 60-70% of people with Type 1 DO NOT MEET their A1C - so you are NOT ALONE here. This is not an excuse to not meet it but rather says you have a hard job and people should HELP you roll the rock up hill- not say get there faster!
We need to educate people more about the facts and data behind this disease, it is not a walk in the park.
Again, reach out ANY TIME!!!