Hello, I am new to this and have alot of questions. My son is 14 and was diagnosed one year ago. What a year this has been! He had very good control over his levels for the first six months. Then we got the pump. Did very well until recently. Now he has very low low's we have had to turn off his pump four days now in March and April. For about 4-5 hours he eats like he is normal and takes no insulin. I dont understand how that can happen. The dr.s just say that is diabetes. Just this week. He had three low days. I work in a school so he went to school with me. Then he had one high day 200-300's. Now he is back to perfect.
He says he has no appetite so he doesnt eat three meals a day. So I bought him those drinks for diabetics. He drinks one for breakfast and one for lunch. Then he eats when he gets home from school and then dinner.
Some days he checks his sugar once or twice if he is away from home. I talk to him about it. We are very close. I send him text all day to see how he is at school. He is in 9th grade. He is in honors classes so keeping up is very very hard. He misses alot of school. The teachers are not that great at helping him make up the work. We have a 504 but they dont always stick to it. So he is stressed at school. After being out for a few days he walks into class and the teacher will hand him a test. On stuff he hasnt even covered and makes him take it. So his grades are not so good sometimes. He is sooooo smart this is ridiculous.The school does not treat this like it a disease. They think he should just be there no matter what. But when he is high he is sleepy and cant concentrate. When he is low he is not payint attention either. I send him some days and have to go back and get him. It seems like he does great for a few weeks then he will have high and lows and then go back to being ok. When he doesnt do anything different.
His dad is not involved. He didnt go to his pump classes. He doesnt have a clue what to do to help him. He cant seem to handle it. I think he needs to grow up and be a adult and support his son. So we are getting ready to go through a divorce. Which will just be another stress for my son and I.
I try to worry but I do all the time. I hate seeing my son in pain. I hate seeing him think he is different. His friends are great about it. So that is good. He has two older brothers but they are in college. So they arent home all the time. Then I have a six year old daughter who had a shock when he was diagnosed because he got much more attention.
This is such a hard thing to live with. Now I will be a single parent and dealing with. Which I do it all now anyway.
Any suggestions on why he is having highs and lows? Or test that we need to have done.