My son was diagnosed aprox 2 weeks ago after a scary DKA trip to the ER and subsequent 5 day long stay in the Ped’s Unit. He is high functioning autistic and has so far adapted well to checking blood sugars and giving injections at home. School is an entirely different story. I am having a hard time coping with the stress of his diagnosis and management of T1D, but also the regression in behaviors that we are now seeing.
I am looking for a support group in Eugene or the surrounding area, for parents only. I want to eventually get him connected with other teens with T1D, but if I am a mess, nothing is going to get done.