Tuesday, March 29, 2011
My son on the other hand has no interest in logging. It is a chore worse than making his bed or picking up his dead socks off of the floor. I nag. Eventually he fills out the book. He does it for a day or two. I get excited that he may have turned over a new leaf. I relax. Time passes, he ignores the book. I nag and so the cycle goes.
After a few hours of sleep, I began to wonder if this was a battle that I should be waging. He is testing. He is bolusing. Does logging really matter? Of course it does!! but that's just me. It turns out that most people in the diabetes community seem to side with my son. They feel that the occasional download of meters and pumps is fine and paper is a waste of their time. I spent the rest of the day wondering what would work for us.
The log book would stay. Mom would write in it just as much as the child (or more). She would ask for his help but would take over the bulk of it. It was her tool. She would use it to teach and if he decided to log when on his own? Well it would be up to him. There will be many more tools available by then and I am sure that being a child of his generation, he will embrace new technology. Being just an old mom, I will stick with the paper for the time being until someone creates my ultimate diabetes trending tool.