Please advise me, my son was diagnosed with T1 13 months ago and in that time has struggled to come to terms with it.
He has had the worst year of his life, his young girlfriend left him as soon as he was diagnosed. He drop out of college that he was struggling with and hardly left the house for the first 6 months. He has had all sorts of anxiety problems.
He is low on self esteem because he is dislectia. He doesn't want anyone at home me especially to even mention what he refers to as HIS diabetes, and says he's doing fine although he clearly is all over the place with it.
My wife and I try to be as supportive as possible but he locks himself away and won't talk about anything.
I know he needs support but he seems to be in denial and will blow up at the slightest mention of anything.
I have come to terms with having to walk on eggshells around him.
I just know that he so desperately needs support and guidance but that he won't get it himself or allow anyone to help.
He has starts to go out a bit more when his up to it with his mates who are all either studying or on career paths but that's mainly going to the pub and socialising. I don't think that he has any friends with T1 or who probably understand his situation and its unlikely that he talks about it with anyone.
Any advice would be appreciated, but please understand that the mere mention of anything coming from or instigated from me sets him off in a rage.
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