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Diet of a teenager with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted August 17, 2015 - 6:16pm

My son sometimes doesn't eat the best diet. He is a hungry teenager and wants to eat fast food with his friends or junk food. I try to tell him to follow the guidelines the doctor gave him but he says, "I just want to be a normal kid". Any ideas on how to talk to him about what's best for his health?

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That is a tough one. Maybe try empathizing with him, and discuss that all people have different challenges that they have to deal with. Maybe come up with a schedule with him when he can break the rules a bit. Letting him have some control might be helpful.


Yeah, I agree. I think all kids should be allowed to go off the rails occassionally.