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12yr son has diabetes 2?

Just found out yesterday he has it, and today he is feeling fatigued, can't eat, called Dr waiting for call back.

He started on Glucose meds already.

Any suggestions???


The first 3 that answered, can kiss my ***, don't respond to questions if you're going to be an asshole.

13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The doctor should have given you a diet and schedule. You have to test him before meals and then after usually 2 hours later. Sounds like he has high sugar which can be dangerous if doc doesn't call soon go to ER. You need to put your son a schedule which will include when he eats, how much he eats, when he exercises and how much, how long he sleeps matters. My 11 year old son has this schedule only for use as a example: 8:30 breakfast 60 carbs, lunch 12:30 60 carbs, snack 3:30 30 carbs, dinner 5:30 60 carbs, bedtime 8:30 snack 30 carbs. We have to keep him away from tomato sauce and fruits sends his sugar through the roof, different people have different foods effect them diffrent. We push water when son is high and test for key tones, strips they pee on. Key tones are very dangerous you need to check for them.He could be showing as 2 when he is turning into a 1. Have you seen a endocrinologist? IF NO GET ONE NOW. Feel free to email me or send me your number and I can talk to you my son has has type one since 8 months old and I have become a old pro, maybe my son could meet your son helps knowing they are not a freak. You need others who have done that to get you through this.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am sorry to hear that he has been diagnosed with diabetes. you need to check his bgc ( blood glucose) how ever many times his Dr has told you I check mine 6x a day fasting and before every meal and 2 hours after. When he tells you he doesn't feel good check bgc and see where hes at if its high he won't be hungry but be warned if it drops low you don't always get hungry so check often. Since he just started new meds call the pharmacist and see what the side effects are for that drug. Try to get him to eat small meals at regular times each day perhaps just some chicken broth for today it will take a couple of days to get his body regulated and used to the meds but if hes still having trouble you can change the meds don't be afraid to ask.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sorry to hear your son has diabetics. Some meds will at first cause stomache upset and loss of appetite. Metformin is a big offender. usually as the body adjust this will get better. But some people just can not tolerate it and need a med change. fatigue is also common.As your son gets his sugar under control. Which will take time he will start to feel better.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    " The cause of Diabetes, is an abnormal reverse physiological biochemistry,

    pertaining to improper glucose metabolism within the human body.

    Rather than building up Functional Amino Sugars, through the agency of Dehydration Synthesis; we attempt to create our glucose needs, by the breakdown of animal fats.

    The immune reaction to these Abnormal Fatty Acid Metabolites;. are then rejected by the cells, and flood the blood stream, thereby creating diabetes. "

    " The Life Of The Body, Is Within The Blood. "

  • 1 decade ago

    The CDC defines Type 2 diabetes as:

    Type 2 diabetes was previously called non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. It usually begins as insulin resistance, a disorder in which the cells do not use insulin properly. As the need for insulin rises, the pancreas gradually loses its ability to produce it. Type 2 diabetes is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose metabolism, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes and its complications. Clinically-based reports and regional studies suggest that type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, although still rare, is being diagnosed more frequently, particularly in American Indians, African Americans, and Hispanic/Latino Americans.

    Part of the issue with type 2 diabetes is that the body does not make enough insulin to manage its caloric intake. So, one answer is to eat more intelligently (by knowing what food in general does and what carbohydrates do specifically). Consider using a calorie counting book that identifies how many carbohydrates each food has. I use a book by Calorie King. The idea is that the body uses the insulin to process carbs. If you know how many carbs a food has, you will know how much effort your body uses to processes a food.

    Next compare that with the glycemic index of a food. The glycemic index measures how fast a food is likely to raise your blood sugar* and can be helpful for managing blood sugars. For example, if your blood sugar is low and continuing to drop during exercise, you would prefer to eat a carb that will raise your blood sugar quickly. On the other hand, if you would like to keep your blood sugar from dropping during a few hours of mild activity, you may prefer to eat a carb that has a lower glycemic index and longer action time. If your blood sugar tends to spike after breakfast, you may want to select a cereal that has a lower glycemic index.

    The numbers below give that food's glycemic index based on glucose, which is one of the fastest carbohydrates available. Glucose is given an arbitrary value of 100 and other carbs are given a number relative to glucose. Faster carbs (higher numbers) are great for raising low blood sugars and for covering brief periods of intense exercise. Slower carbs (lower numbers) are helpful for preventing overnight drops in the blood sugar and for long periods of exercise.

    Note that these numbers are compiled from a wide range of research labs, and often from more than one study. These numbers will be close but may not be identical to other glycemic index lists. The impact a food will have on the blood sugar depends on many other factors such as ripeness, cooking time, fiber and fat content, time of day, blood insulin levels, and recent activity. Use the Glycemic Index as just one of the many tools you have available to improve your control.

    You and your son should speak with a nutritionist and an exercise physiologist. The nutritionist can help with figuring out what foods to avoid/focus on and how to prepare the better foods.

    An exercise physiologist will help your son manage the diabetes. Exercise makes the body use insulin more efficiently and effectively. The better shape and physical condition he is in the more likely that there is little or no damage from the long term effects of diabetes.

    Finally get an Hemoglobin A1C test every 120 days. Make sure that he follows a fully approved regimen (by an endocrinologist) of diet and exercise.

    Good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Show your son a lot of love.

    He's in for a bumpy ride.

    Regular blood sugar tests

    No normal lollies


    None of the other kids have to do this! And yet he will get terribly sick if he doesn't - and I'm not sure he's ready to believe that yet.

    Start with simple stuff... tea and biscuits if he can manage that.

    Check his sugars. You can give him sweet drinks if he gets hypoglycemic.

    If he really can't eat and it's getting to be a problem... he needs to go to hospital.

  • Justme
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    make sure he drinks lots of water. this is a really important part of the process. even if he says he 'can't eat' he has to. or he will get sicker. it is tough for a 12 year old to comprehend the seriousness of this. try to get him to eat small amounts.

    i apologize for idiots like the woman who was first to answer the question. unfortunately yahoo doesn't monitor for IQ. I can just imagine they will be perfect parents when they reporduce with such inability to sympathize. Good luck getting your son't illness under control The good news about type 2 is that it is more controlable than type 1.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    your son could be consuming too many bad carbs and not enough protein, this could bring his blood sugars down too low which could cause him to be fatigued. You should call around or check the web for a diabetic support group.

  • 1 decade ago

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