My diabtetic son

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 11/9/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new here , I usually spend my time on the Rhumetoid site , which I was diagnosed with earlier this year. My son was diagnosed at 3 years old and is now 18. He has been on pump therapy for the last 4 years but he is currently taking a break and is on Lantus and Humalog. He gained about 30 pounds on the pump mostly because it became too easy for him to eat. But I would like to know if there is anyone or a parent of a type 1 that could give me some info about the long term effects diabtes has had on them . I worry alot and yes he is getting sick of it, I just want to make sure he stays on the right path with his health.
  I have spent the last 15 yearstaking care of him , its hard to let him go and live his life..

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   Posted 11/9/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the diabetes forum. We have several Type1's who have been that way most of their lives, even thru the teen years, and I'm sure they will be along soon to tell their stories. Hang tight, Mom. You've done the hard work, now it's his turn to pick up the ball. I'm sure you taught him well and he will get back in line again soon.
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/13/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Christine: It is VERY important that your son control his blood sugar. My former wife was a brital diabetic and was on the pump for several years, yet her control was not that good. As for long term effects, if you have poor control, it effects all the vital organs in the body. You can get to a point of kidney failure.

My former wife passed away from diabetes in her late 40's so the long term effect with out good control is very bad. I wish the best for you and your son.
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