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Uncontrolled Diabetic Son

Started this discussion. Last reply by guitarnut Jan 23, 2013. 17 Replies

My son is 19 years old and was diagnosed 11 months ago. Since being diagnosed his A1C went from a 10 to a 14. He hates this disease and wants nothing to do with it. We stopped letting him drive due…Continue


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guitarnut replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"As "that kid" in high school who was always sick, always getting new diagnoses, and overall dealing with more than everyone else, I feel your son's pain. As an "adult", though, I see your perspective more than his. What I…"
Jan 23, 2013
Hockey Mom replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"I'm so sorry about your son's diagnosis at this age. A friend's son was diagnosed at 19 and he a similar reaction. Even though it was tough for my son to be diagnosed in high school at 15, at least we still had a little control and…"
Jan 23, 2013
Smmtc replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"When my son was diagnosed when he went to his girlfriends house for diner one night. Her mom is an ER nurse and could smell the fruity smell on his breath. She then saw him drinking a lot and going to the bathroom during a short period of time. She…"
Jan 20, 2013
Toddy replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"So true. When I went into the hospital, pre diagnosis, my A1C was 12! I can't imagine going at 400."
Jan 18, 2013
Don replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"I hope your son will see that in the short-term taking insulin relieves physical sluggishness and restores mental clarity. Living life with A1C 14 doesn't feel good day in, day out. I do not accept my T1 but I feel so much better when I manage…"
Jan 17, 2013
smileandnod replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"Hi Smmtc, I'm so sorry that your son and your family are having to deal with this. I was diagnosed Type 1 a little later than your son, I was 27 at the time. At that age, I viewed it as the most devastating news I had ever received in my life…"
Jan 17, 2013
Natasha Bowlds replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"My son is only 12, and was diagnosed at 8 so we are in a very different place. However, we heard this guy in 2009 at a conference and we really enjoyed it. There are some good thoughts and ideas. I don't know how much would be applicable in…"
Jan 17, 2013
Marie B left a comment for Smmtc
"hello again. many of our members have told us that this organization has helped them enormously the CEO is a friend to our founder, and he will be giving a live interview here in February, don't miss…"
Jan 17, 2013
Sam Iam replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"I am sorry to hear about these difficulties. You are certainly not alone. It sounds like there is a lot going on here. Not all of it is necessarily related to diabetes. My perspective would come from closer to him than you. Be patient. nudge him in…"
Jan 16, 2013
Barbi replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"Hi Smmtc - I can imagine how frightening this is for you and your family - and especially your son!! My youngest son is now 18 - he was dx when he was 2. It is to be expected that your son will hate his D - the question is how to get him to want to…"
Jan 16, 2013
type1moms replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"My 16 yo son was diagnosed almost four years ago and he still goes through denial like you've described. Your experience is not uncommon. My son lives with my ex-wife (thankfully we get along very well). His mother and I handle these situations…"
Jan 16, 2013
jims replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"Along with Acidrock23's excellent comments I would add the following: i was detected/diagnosed as type 2 in the 1980's and I too did not do enough to get the mess under control. While not peddling reformation and other issues, ones life…"
Jan 16, 2013
Jeje9272 replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"In our community there are programs for kids with severe medical problems due to behavior ( Portland or). Ask your dr or a medical social worker about this kind of program. Also consider a summer camp for kids with type 1. Google will help you find…"
Jan 16, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"What's always worked for me was having hobbies. Even when they were not entirely productive (partying a lot, although I also learned how to play guitar, so it was not a complete wasted of time...), I wanted to keep my BG stable enough so I…"
Jan 16, 2013
Toddy replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"I am so sorry. He is going through a rebellious stage or "diabetes fatigue." I think everyone, myself included, gets so sick and tired of dealing with all of the nuances that this condition entails. Myself, I will NEVER like being Diabetic…"
Jan 16, 2013
brokenpole replied to Smmtc's discussion 'Uncontrolled Diabetic Son'
"Smmtc, I am so sorry that you are going through this with your son. I can't imagine what you are going through. I am the diabetic. But I will tell you this, nearly every diabetic goes through a period where they say "the hell with…"
Jan 16, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I am looking to help my son who is in denial
Date diagnosed
February 10, 2012
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Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 6:21am on January 17, 2013, Marie B said…

hello again. many of our members have told us that this organization has helped them enormously

the CEO is a friend to our founder, and he will be giving a live interview here in February, don't miss it, he's a great speaker

At 2:50pm on January 16, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Smmtc!

At 2:40pm on January 16, 2013, amelia's dad said…
i read your question on the daughter is 12 and had been dealing with it for 2 years. she goes through moments where she behaves the same way. don't make it about the disease make it about the behavior. the less she feels the disease bearing down on her the more she actively controls it. i found she rebels most when i made a big deal out of it. you need to get to a place where management is no different than brushing his teeth. make sure he fully understand the long term damage he will have to face if not kept in check and managed properly. it was a big eye opener for my daughter seeing a picture of a diabetic with no feet, amputated due to complications not addressed by the disease. if you could have him meet some people that have had diabetes for awhile that would be a real push for him. good luck
At 12:52pm on January 16, 2013, Marie B said…

hello and welcome! how old is your son? please join this group

At 1:40am on January 16, 2013, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 6:04pm on January 15, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Smmtc!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "College Students with Diabetes", "Young Adults with Diabetes", "Type 2 Teens!!!"
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:45pm on January 15, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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