Behavior, Mental Health

My teen grandson refuses to take of his diabetes, has been hospitalized frequently, usually in DKA. What can we do to help him?

From: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

My 16-year-old grandson has had type 1 diabetes since he was 6. He is having problems controlling it because he refuses to accept that he has to take care of himself. In June 2014, we almost lost him; he was in a coma for a week and in the hospital three weeks. Since then, he has been in the Emergency Room 14 times; 99% of that was because of DKA. He and his family need help. Finances are very tight.

Anaheim 2018

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