Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Crown Point, Indiana, USA:

My eight year old son was diagnosed in October 2005. He handled the situation very well up until about a month ago. Now, he is an emotional wreck. He cries every day about nonsense such as, "Last summer, I left my bike in the driveway when I knew I should have put it away," etc. He usually gets like this in the evening, just before bed. His emotional outbreaks seem to be getting worse rather than better. He is now worrying about silly things after school or whenever he is inactive. I'm afraid he's slipping into depression and don't know what to do.


Although it is possible that your son's worries are related to his diabetes, they may be completely separate issues. Either way, the most important thing you can do is to have him evaluated by a mental health professional. They can let you know how serious his worries are and how they impact his ability to sleep, play, concentrate in school, etc. They will also work with you and your son to help him learn strategies to manage his worries so they don't get in the way of being happy. Please contact your diabetes team and/or your son's pediatrician for recommendations about mental health practitioners. The sooner he is seen, the sooner he will learn strategies for feeling better.


Original posting 29 Jan 2006
Posted to Behavior and Mental Health


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.