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How do you get your diabetic teen (age 19) to comply with testing and taking insulin?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Find out the reasons for noncompliance and work through them. Sometimes you need a counselor to help.

In brief: Depends

Find out the reasons for noncompliance and work through them. Sometimes you need a counselor to help.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Time to seek help

The teen years are a minefield of changing emotions & their ability to reason is clouded by alternating feelings of weakness & invulnerability.
Counseling may help teach the teen some reasoning skills, separated from their need to rebel against authority. A trip to the local casket shop has had some shock value to some & can open the door to discussion.Discuss it with the therapist before trying.

In brief: Time to seek help

The teen years are a minefield of changing emotions & their ability to reason is clouded by alternating feelings of weakness & invulnerability.
Counseling may help teach the teen some reasoning skills, separated from their need to rebel against authority. A trip to the local casket shop has had some shock value to some & can open the door to discussion.Discuss it with the therapist before trying.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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