I have a 16 ear old autistic & diabetic son who weighs 120 pounds & has a severe needle phobia & sensory issues. He's currently non-insulin dependent. However, diet control & exercise are no longer controlling his blood sugar. Lately, his averages range from 280-400. He's also becoming more agitated when he spikes. Which, is mainly at night. I've heard that it's best to go straight to the shots rather than trying oral solutions as the pills can cause kidney damage. Is that true? With his needle phobia/sensory issues, it's a struggle just to test his levels. What can you tell me about insulin pumps? He's on Medicaid & I'm not sure it would be covered & I'm on SSI myself & a single parent. Any suggestions?

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