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My 9 year old son was diagnosed June of last year...he doesn't take it serious and sneaks food...doesn't like to take his insulin...I have told him what will happen...Help!

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15 Answers
Pre-diabetic since 2014.
Tel Aviv, ISR
A 9 yo can't grasp long term consequences. In our house (7yo) we tie daily, unrelated aches to diet. If her back hurts it's because she didn't eat well. This may cause eating disorders, but it works:)

Philadelphia, PA
I was 10 when I was diagnosed. It's never easy at that age to be told you can or can't eat something when all your friends can eat most anything. I think if he isn't already carb counting may help

Stockdale, TX
We are counting cards it just him being sneaky...and eating and not taking insulin for it..

Stockdale, TX
Any ideas on the pump!?

Cibolo, TX
Have you contacted the local JDRF? They different events and your son might meet kids his age who are handling it different and might be able to get him to understand.

Cibolo, TX
But from what my Endo told me, it's a phase most kids will go through at one point. My 9 yr old (dx at 7) is on the Omnipod

PA, United States
I was diagnosed at age 5 and my little brother was diagnosed at age 7, every diabetic goes through a stage of misunderstanding and in-acceptance, but there is nothing wrong with scaring him a bit

PA, United States
It took me until recently at the age of 15 to understand and accept the fact of it all, it took was an online article of warnings about the long term affects of diabetes, don't give up, be consistent

Stockdale, TX
Thank y'all!!

Daphne, AL
Daughter was diagnosed when she was six. She did the same thing. Even squirted her insulin into bathroom carpet one time. I even went as far to put locks on pantry and refrigerator. Talking to older

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