Like "Good discussion so far. I would also recommend a nutrionist but I would also do research on the glycemix index and give him food on the low side so he gets used to it. He can't really tell you what he needs or wants other than "I don't feel good". What they also need to do it is find a support group t0 help them out. Hopefully as he gets older he can go to diabetic camps to be with other diabetics and learn how to best live with it. Don't forget he is small enough now now to realize some of the things he would be missing eating and can be trained to eat healthier. Betsie"