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I am psychotherapist looking for age appropriate resources for a 12 year and his mother to learn about diabetes because his doctor only gave them the medical explanation of diabetes. The boy is very scared he is going to die and believes his mother gives him ‘the needle’ just to be mean.

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My son was diagnosed six months ago at age 12. I’m reluctant to let him out of my sight now. Just when he seems to be interested in spending time with friends (including overnights), I’ve become this very overly protective mom. Is it unreasonable for me to expect his friends to visit him only at his house where I can monitor his blood sugar?

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Our 12 year old son has had diabetes for 11 years. He has chosen diabetes as his weapon for rebellion, and is skipping meals and snacks, and chooses to “forget” to do his insulin.

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I have had diabetes for two years, and some times I get mad at anything for no good reason. Is it part of low or high sugar? Is there anything I can do to help it?

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Can the blood sugar level be controlled in a school-age child who does not want to do work in class and uses sickness to get out of doing work?

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My 13 year old daughter has recently been put on an insulin pump, with remarkably good results, but since she started, she has been refusing to do blood tests and to read anything that has any connection to food management.

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I am having trouble getting my 14 year old son to go to school. He sometimes takes his injection at irregular times and is generally acting like a teenager, but the school wants to expel him because of his behaviour. I am thinking of getting him tested for something along the lines of attention deficit disorder (whatever it is). Would that be a good place to start?

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My 14 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes approximately one year ago. He has been wetting the bed and hiding this from everyone. He has had months of very high blood sugars. Is bedwetting a common problem when blood sugars are high? How can I best approach this without embarrassing him?

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Can a 17 year old young lady who does not take of herself relative to her diabetes cause enough changes in brain chemistry to present symptoms of depression?

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My 9 year old son was diagnosed with diabetes one year ago. He goes through a lot of mood swings, even when his blood sugar is good (100-200). Is this normal?

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