From Castle Rock, Colorado, USA:
When my 13 year old was upset at being grounded, she purposely took extra insulin to have a severe low, to get attention and to see if we cared about her. She told us she'd done it a few times before. She's getting prepared to go on the insulin pump. Should we reconsider it? She's generally a responsible teen, but this seems like awfully dangerous behavior.
It is extremely dangerous behavior, whether you choose to overdose on insulin via a syringe or via a pump. Please take your daughter to a mental health practitioner immediately. She is struggling and her emotional distress and pain can result in a life-threatening event. Contact your pediatrician or your diabetes team for referrals.
Original posting 9 May 2006
Posted to Behavior
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:06
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