Hi, I have a son who is 17 and seems to be ignoring the fact that he is type one insulin dependant. He binge drinks with his friends and the hospital have warned him numerous times of the consequences! I have talked to him and tried to frighten him with stories of what could happen to him if he doesnt start being a bit sensible. But to no avail, I am a widow so have to cope with him on my own it is very difficult. I wondered it anyone else is in this situation? Jackie
I can understand why you are so worried about your son and his behaviour, as there are serious consequences. I can see that you have tried everything you can to try and warn him of his lifestyle and he seems to be rebelling. It is hard to determine why he continues to live his life in this way, knowing the risks. It might be helpful to take a look at the links below from Diabetes UK as they may be best placed to advise you in what approach to take.
I hope this helps.
I understand what you are going through Jackie. Your son is old enough to understand that drinking alcohol won't do any good to his health. He should listen to what the doctor is saying, it's for his own good. Drinking alcohol will only worsen his condition, he may be more prone to hypoglycemia. He can also gain weight with his drinking. Gaining weight will only make him lose control of his condition. I hope and pray that he will listen to you. Free Health and Wellness Articles
Alcohol is always bad for health. I can understand your problem. But your son should understand about the risks of alcohol. over weight is the main cause for diabetes and alcohol may cause to increase the weight. Otherwise it will become very hard to decrease the weight to control diabetes.