From Seattle, Washinton, USA:
My 11 year old son -- type 1 for 4 years -- is having trouble concentrating at school. His blood glucose levels have been fluctuating wildly (40-500) and making it through the day without mood swings and behavioral conflicts is a major accomplishment. Is this part of the disease or should it be treated as a separate issue?
Ideally, your son would have access to a counselor on his diabetes team who could assess his behaviors up close and personal. If this is not your situation, consider asking your son's physician about a referral to a psychological clinician with diabetes experience in the Seattle area.
Entry into puberty is often a time of fluctuating blood sugars as well as mood changes. Your child may be ready for a growth spurt as well. It is an ideal time to reassess diet, activity, medications, and the level of psychosocial support needed!
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:02
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