New group.. Moms of Teen Diabetics

Tania - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Not at all to take away from this group, there can never be too much publicity in regards to diabetes, I have started a new group for moms with teen diabetics. I have often felt overwhelmed and lost while dealing with my son who is 14. Having a teenager with diabetes has its own challenges! Please join so we can encourage each other through this wonderful age!! ;o)

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Caroline - posted on 03/03/2009

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Hi, my son is 15 and was diagnosed when he was 10. Life is getting so much harder now as he wants to be so independent and doesnt want me interfying but its so hard not to. Thanks for creating this group its nice to speak to ppl who are going through the same things.

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User - posted on 09/05/2012

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The pump was a Godsend for us! It makes life much easier with fewer sticks and has allowed my son more independence than we were able to have with injections. Great for a teen!

User - posted on 09/05/2012

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I understand exactly what you mean Dawn! I am waiting for the car to arrive any moment as my son returns home from his part time job.

User - posted on 09/05/2012

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Thanks to all who post! It is so helpful to know we aren't alone! Many struggles but so much encouragement! It's good to feel understood.

User - posted on 08/04/2012

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Please sign me up! While we have been dealing with my son's diabetes for 10 yrs. now, I have found the teen yrs. to be the most challenging yet. My son was diagnosed at 7 yrs. old and he is now 17 yrs. old. Last weekend we spent the weekend in the pediatric intensive care unit in DKA due to his rebellious non compliance. Any advice?

Dawn - posted on 07/29/2012

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It certainly is a challenge. I have a 17 year old son who is a diabetic. Teenage driving just got a whole lot more scary!

Joy - posted on 07/29/2012

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My 17 year old son has type 1 and we are struggling with compliance and rebellion. I desperately need to work for my own sanity and finances but I am finding it very difficult. Employers need workers who can be reliable but I am often absent to manage his care when he is non-compliant. I also struggle with my own anxiety and depressive symptoms when I leave him to work, especially after a bad episode. I just spent several days with him in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit due to DKA (BS over 800) and I am terrified to go back to work on Monday! Please help!

Christy - posted on 06/17/2009

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I have a 13 year old boy who was diagnosed with type one diabetes in 2008. He is now thinking about getting a pump but we have heard mixed things about this. Any opinions would be graet to hear.

Amy - posted on 05/30/2009

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Quoting Missy:

I have a 16 year old son who has had diabetes since he was 7. It is so much harder at this age I think because he wants to be independant but at the same time I need to be involved to make sure he is doing what he is supposed to. I would love to join.


I agree I have a 17 year old daughter who was diagnosd at 6 and this age is so much harder! I would love to join and be aprt of the group.



Amy

Cheryl - posted on 05/06/2009

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My daughter is 15 with type 1 diabetes. in the past she had glaucoma in both eyes, but thank God it's all gone......

Kelly - posted on 04/04/2009

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It'll be one year in June that my 13 yrold son was diagnosed w/type1 diabetes and celiac disorder. It's been a tough year. It's nice to know there's someone around to talk to.

Anne - posted on 03/21/2009

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Thanks for starting this site! My son Caleb is 13, and was diagnosed 3 years ago. I find myself constantly "supervising", even though I know he wants to be more independant. Some days it is such a struggle! It's really nice to hear from others who understand.

Dawn - posted on 03/15/2009

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Thanks for creating this group. I have a 13 year old son on an insulin pump. He was diagnosed when he was 8-it will be 5 years on St. Patricks day. He hates St. patricks day now. I look forward to being part of your group.

Tanya - posted on 03/12/2009

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It's great to see that there is a place where I can go and chat with other parents of teens who have diabetes!!! My daughter is 13 years old and was diagnosed when she was 10. It's been a rough road especially now going through all the fun teenage girl issues. This is a great site!!!! You can always use some advice even though you think you may know it all :-}!! Count me in!!!!!

Sharon - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi,



   I am the mother of a 24 year old son who was diagnosed at the age of 9. I was fortunate in that his third grade teacher had had a child the year before that was diabetic, so she was comfortable. It was a struggle not to ask him every waking moment "When was the last time you tested?" What are your numbers?". I had a very wise doctor tell me not to treat HIM like HE was a disease. That helped us get along better and helped me treat him like a normal child, even though I worried horribly. I was a single parent with 3 kids at the time. I am happy to say that he is 24, through college and doing well.

User - posted on 02/10/2009

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Love to join  My son is 14 also and on the pump I am finding it harder to be involved as he takes control completely all I ever say these days is " did you bolus"

Tania - posted on 01/28/2009

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Jane,



Wow! That's a lot of insulin floating around! I feel for you! How old were you when you were diagnosed?

Jane - posted on 01/28/2009

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My son is almost 19 and was diagnosised at 12. A little different here since I also have the diabetes and we are both on pumps. In fact hubby has type 2 and even our cat has diabetes and takes insulin

Tania - posted on 01/28/2009

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Just look up 'diabetes' in the communities search (or look at my communities) and you can join!

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I have a 16 year old son who has had diabetes since he was 7. It is so much harder at this age I think because he wants to be independant but at the same time I need to be involved to make sure he is doing what he is supposed to. I would love to join.

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