my son is going away to college in the fall and it scares me to death b/c he still relies on me so much for his diabetes. he is completely capable and knows how to take care of all of it - he just doesn’t keep his blood sugars in a good range. the highs don’t bother him - for example, he spent the night at a friend’s house last night and stayed above 300 ALL night - didn’t care. (he has the dexcom share so i know what he is, although i have my alarms very liberal b/c i don’t want to check it all the time.)
so do i just let him go and let him damage his organs? i feel like this spring should be a trial run for him, but i also feel like it’s the last time i can help him keep bg in good range. i certainly do not want to hover, but am desperately looking for guidelines, suggestions, etc on how to transition him from dependence to independence. i WANT him to do diabetes on his own…i’m just not sure he cares or realizes the affect of high blood sugar over time:(
we have recently told him he can’t drive his truck if he is over 300, but i don’t know other steps, guidelines, etc to put in place to help him toward independence.
would love any suggestions! thanks -