type one

kaili Chickering
By kaili Chickering Latest Reply 2009-09-23 13:47:26 -0500
Started 2009-08-24 16:21:25 -0500

is there anyone with a teen age child who has type one.

9 replies

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2009-09-23 13:47:26 -0500 Report

Yes, my son is 17 and was 12 when diagnoised..It has been a struggle for him..he is on insulin, but has talked about getting a pump one day…I will try to help you with any questions that you may have…

Troy's Mom
Troy's Mom 2009-09-09 04:25:55 -0500 Report

Hi Kaili,
I would love to hear about what you are going through. I would love to know how you feel. I have a two year old boy named Troy who has type one and I often wonder what it will be like for him in his teenage years. Maybe you can enlighten me and prepare me as a mother to a teen diabetic in the future. What do you fear? How do you feel most of the time? Are you ever suicidal? It's hard to be a teenager that much I know tell me the rest. How do you feel about being a teenage diabetic. I heard this guy on one of the videos say he was a "Happy Diabetic" I loved that. I hope you are a Happy Diabetic too and when my boy Troy gets to be your age I hope he can say the same thing…I am a Happy Diabetic. I will be thinking of you and will say a prayer for you when I finally go to sleep. Take care…Troy's Mom

Sarguillo 2009-09-09 18:10:31 -0500 Report

This is a question all in itself. you should start a new thread on this topic. You might be surprised to the response. Ask specific questions and you will get those answers. Good luck

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-09-08 16:49:14 -0500 Report

Hi, Kaili.

Sorry I missed your discussion when you posted it. Yes, I do have a type 1 teenage son.

He's doing well. He uses an insulin pump, which he started using about 5 years ago. He really likes the pump even though he is very active (soccer player, water skier, etc.).

How are you doing?


Sarguillo 2009-08-24 16:54:20 -0500 Report

Well, I dont have a teen, but I was one. LOL. Welcome. there are a number of caregivers here and quite a few T1's who are teens.
But welcome to the site.