I would like to get some advice on my daughter. She was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic at 9 years old. She is now 11 years old.
She seems to be struggling with emotions and hormones and struggling a lot to control her diet. Right after being diagnosed she was very good and ate well and her HbA1c was great for a while. She is almost like rebelling now, and she doesn’t want to control eating the bad and is despondent saying why do I have to be diabetic and all of that.
Is there a support group for kids in Johannesburg or may be a psychologist/ counsellor that she can talk to that specialises with kids and has experience with diabetes? Her own educator is obviously perceived as the one that is going to shout at me, so I would like to contact someone else.
Are you able to assist?