Please anyone that feels they have input I can use, please jump in.
A friend stopped by tonight to hang out for awhile..He told me how much better I looked since the last time he was here..The last time he was here I was totally out of wack..My BG numbers were up near 400, oral meds weren't working and what I thought I knew about what foods to eat came right out of left field.I told him what I did to turn this around and how going on insulin was just part of the fix. Then he told be about his son who is 11 a T1 who was diagnosed at age 5.
He was stressing just like I would be in his shoes. The boy has accepted the fact he will have to deal with this the rest of his life and at this point managing his shots and diet well..The boys doctor told roger in all likelihood this will end when the boy discovers girls. Peer pressure dating and everything else teens go thru will kind of make his priorities change for a few years and hopefully he will get back on track in his twenties..Roger wants me to talk to the boy in an informal way..I told him I would be happy to.But first let me run some question at some people who have went through this.
To those who went through this. What age was the must difficult time for you? Was pre- teen, teen,or 20's and what did you do to cope with it, or maybe you didn't..We all know it takes an effort on our part to control this..I know I can do it now, can't imagine what it's like at a young age..Would appreciate any input for the boy or his father..Thank you
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