A friend of mine asked me to post for her. Her son was just diagnosed with T1 Diabetes. In her training in the hospital, it was very clear that she needs to make him eat all his food in a pretty short period of time. Usually towards the end of the feeding, he gets very upset, and she basically has to force feed him. It feels awful to my friend, but it is medically necessary. Does anyone have tips or thoughts on how to get through this or make it easier for this sweet little boy?
Also, she notes that he often becomes aggressive when his blood sugar is high or when he's otherwise frustrated. He hits and and grabs and throws things, including the diabetes supplies if she can't keep them away from them, when this happens. She is living in someone else's home now and doesn't have total control over child-proofing.
Another challenge is that she also has a 7 month old breastfeeding baby to care for.
She is really interested in talking with other gentle discipline mothers who have been through this and needs support. Gentle discipline was already very challenging for her before the diabetes diagnosis, as she was raised very roughly, and the diabetes brings more stress and challenge to her goals!
Thank you guys so much for any feedback, advice, resources or words of support. :)