Teens with Diabetes

By MCB+2 Latest Reply 2012-07-01 20:49:06 -0500
Started 2011-07-02 07:07:15 -0500

Our 13 year old son has special needs and is obese and pre-diabetic. How can I explain to him the importance of good nutrition and exercise without scaring him? How can I guide him to make healthy food choices as he becomes more independent? Any suggestions appreciated.

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dietcherry 2012-07-01 20:49:06 -0500 Report

I just now saw this on your profile from a year ago; how is your son doing? I dont want to suggest anything youve already done; I guess my advice would be to take him to his Dr and have him/her explain and also see a dietician about a meal plan to get him to a healthier weight. Could he join a gym for exercise?

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