Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
March 27, 2013
Behavior, Mental Health
Question from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA:
My 16-year-old son checks his blood sugar only once or twice a day. He refuses to upload his numbers from the pump, get blood work or talk to me about his diabetes. If I punish him for not checking his blood sugar, he stays in his room and refuses to go to school.
Your son�s behaviors suggest that he is struggling with a great deal more than diabetes. His choice of neither caring for his own diabetes nor allowing you to care for it is potentially life-threatening. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you contact either your pediatrician or your child�s diabetes team (or both) and receive referrals for a psychiatric evaluation. Please obtain this evaluation as soon as is possible.