Are there any parents that have a hard time?

By stef Latest Reply 2008-09-05 15:47:08 -0500
Started 2008-06-25 18:13:38 -0500

there are days when I have to just about sit on my son to make him do tests and then there are days when I wont even ask him and he does them without any problem. I need some suggestions to help my son is 9 and we have been doing this for 2 years without major problems until lately.

5 replies

jh1963 2008-09-05 15:47:08 -0500 Report

I must agree with diabeticmidfielder. When I was diagnosed at age 7 my parents quit living. The diabetes controlled us not us controlling the diabetes.

Talk with you son to see if he can give you answers as to why he doesn't do the tests. Don't nag him, or make him feel bad because he isn't testing. Encourage him and let him make some decision in his care.

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-09-02 04:56:30 -0500 Report

My son hates to prick his fingers, so he pricks his forearm. This maybe a little help to you. I know it must be very hard at his age.
My prayers go out to you…

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-07-17 05:33:30 -0500 Report

My son is almost 16 and I have had a hard time getting him to do anything…I have made a hard choice to just let him deal with it…But he knows that I am a holler away if he needs me…I have been frustrated for quite sometimes about him not taking control of his diabetes and making the right choices to stay healthy. I pray that he wakes up and sees what he is doing to his body…Hope this helps…Good luck!

diabeticmidfielder 2008-07-02 16:16:24 -0500 Report

As a young type 1 diabetic, my advice would be to continue giving friendly reminders. It always bugged me when my parents seemed to treat diabetes like their disease rather than mine. I appreciated their support when it was just that—support. When it became nagging or frustration, my response was only to resist them even more.

Good luck!

Ginetteb 2008-06-26 02:07:12 -0500 Report

Hi Stef. Just wanted to let you know that I simpathize with you. I don't know of any other way than prick his finger. I know that for myself, some days the tips of my fingers are very sore and other days, I don't feel it at all, maybe that's what is going on with your son. Ginette