Where’s Qadgop or any of the other physicians on this board?
The behavior Rivkah describes is definitely VERY common in diabetics, and teenagers with Type 1 diabetes are especially notorious for doing this. They often hold their families hostage with their antics; every hospital I’ve ever worked at had a few young people who almost needed their own designated ICU bay because they spent so much time there. I know of a psychologist who specializes in treating deliberately noncompliant diabetics (now, there’s an exercise in futility if there ever was one! :smack:).
I also encountered a teenager who would make herself have an asthma attack if she didn’t get her way, and have heard that this phenomenon is also extremely common in hemophiliacs.