I have a 12 yr Type 1 diabetic son, new to us and having issues! Need suggestions!

By Corky13 Latest Reply 2011-10-24 19:45:03 -0500
Started 2011-10-18 02:15:11 -0500

My son was Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last January. Lately we have been having a lot of issues with constant high blood sugar levels. over 300 alot. he is doing everything right as far as i know. in school he says he is and his documents show he is. any suggestions on what i can do to help him lower his levels?? he is a typical boy as well :) sorta lazy! Thanks!!!!!
Concerned Mother :)

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Corky13 2011-10-20 02:41:39 -0500 Report

Thank you! Great snack suggestions. He does like nuts and jerky. was also looking for a few more filling snacks. He just seems to be so hungry all the time :) Also i do have a WII and have been looking at some of the dancing ones and the exercising ones. But man are they exspensive! Anyone have some that they really like?? I am a single mom of three so money is always tight, but if i can find something a little less exspensive or comparable that would be great! or if anyone has any they wanna sell for a decent price???? THanks for all the Help i am glad i joined this site!!!!

Fyuter 2011-10-24 17:35:47 -0500 Report

Dried fruits and nuts are my favorite!! :) I'm sure he will like that. Have you ever checked out listia.com? It a free site that let's people people bid and win free stuff. You can earn bids by giving away free stuff. I seen a few games on there, so you may want to check, you can't beat free, right? Lol good luck, and We're glad you joined this site too. This site is awesome, everyone here is very nice and caring! Kudos to all!!!

Corky13 2011-10-24 18:52:43 -0500 Report

THANKS! i have never even heard of the site. i will chek it out for sure! Being a single mom of 3, it sure helps when things are free or low cost! Thansk again

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trying to help 2011-10-19 11:28:08 -0500 Report

I agree with discussing with Dr., from experience with my brother is seems as though if he is constantly running high, his insulin may need to be adjusted. If you are having concerns with Dr. you may to see and endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes, if your not already seeing one.

Corky13 2011-10-19 01:49:02 -0500 Report

Thank you all so much. I have talked to his Dr. we live in a very small town so support groups is hard to find. But meeting with a dietician this week. Any one have any suggestions on FUN excerising for this teenage boy?? he would rather not play sports as he does not like them. HMMM i do so much research and this has been most helpful! also need some new low carb snack ideas??? he is a growing boy and wants to eat alot! any suggestions??

Fyuter 2011-10-19 14:58:54 -0500 Report

If he doesn't like playing sports, get him more involved with interactive games such as wii, or Xbox connect, they have games that are very similar and comparable to exercising.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-19 09:46:47 -0500 Report

The dietician will help alot with snacks and stuff. My new go to snack is nuts, don't know if a young boy would like nuts, but hey, there you go! How about celery with natural peanut butter? And, of course, any fresh veggies you can get in him! LOL Good luck!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-18 17:40:06 -0500 Report

I'm sorry to hear this for your son. As a mom that has to be hard. I have type2 so i don't have any real ideas that Shelly hasn't posted below. The only other thing i would add is seeing if there is a support group in your area, that might help. Checking with your local healh dept might net some ideas and or classes to help. Good luck and God Bless.

ShellyLargent 2011-10-18 12:50:19 -0500 Report

Have you taken your concerns to his doctor? Could be that he may need his insulin levels adjusted. Newly diagnosed people go usually go through a honeymoon phase where they might still be producing their own insulin off and on. This phase could be wearing off. Also, the more active he is, the lower his numbers will be. If he's going through puberty, the hormones and changes he's going through will play a role in his blood sugars. I would most certainly talk to his doctor about the highs. I have T2 diabetes, and it's controlled with multiple insulin injections, just like a T1. I have days where I will run low all day, and others where no matter what I do, I stay high. We all have those days where we're just slightly off. But if it's a constant high, especially that high, call his doctor.