Thanks for the replies. I was half expecting a tirade of answers telling me that I was his mother and I am reponsible for what he does. But I have tried all sorts! I have threatened grounding and he tells me he will go out anyway and I can't stop him. I have removed everything from his room (tv, games, etc) and he will just sit around doing nothing or go out.
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donnellysdogs wrote:Are you insistent at home that he tests before every meal and every snack, going to bed and getting up? Are you at home enough to insist upon this?
Don't know what you have tried at home to try and encourage your son, it may be that you will have to print off Lloyds Amputee LImbs picture and hang it in the toilet!!!!!as a last resort...but there will be a way to encourage son, it may even be enlisting a friend of his, if they are willing and understand implications and to help your son.
I am and always have been insistent that he takes his tests. I have explained the potential danger he places himself in by not doing so! I am at home enough to monitor all of this because I start work after he leaves for school and return before he gets home. It makes no difference.
He will talk to us with no problems, we will quite often sit up chatting about his problems and he has previously attended CAMHS so he knows how to discuss things openly. He has said that he just forgets to do his sugars and that the rubbish food is because he hasn't really been hungry.
The pictures of amputees is a good idea. However, my husband has suggested seeing if the DSN has any contact with diabetic amputees that would be willing to talk to him. I really am fearful that he is going to end up wit some serious health problems, but at the moment with the lack of consequence he doesn't see that there is a problem!