3mths Diagnosed 11yr old Boy

AddiesT1

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Our 11yr old Boy was diagnosed on Dec 18th 2018. The last 3 months have been crazy, stressful, upsetting but also totally amazing seeing how he has coped with it all.
All was going really well until he started getting stomach cramps all day everyday. The DSN put it down to Anxiety which he has attended sessions for. The sessions have been great but the pains are still there. Around the similar time the pains started coincided with him changing his long lasting Insulin to Tresiba.
Any advice or similar side effects experience by others would be interested to hear.
 

stephknits

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Hi and welcome to the forum, glad you found us. I haven't any experience of stomach problems having changed insulins, but my 11 year old had stomach pains on and off for around 8 months (she doesn't have diabetes). From my experience, it is difficult to diagnose the cause of a lot of childhood stomach aches - they thought my daughter was stressed and then thought she wasn't pooing enough and also did various blood tests and eventually it just went away.
Hope you get to the bottom of it.
 

AddiesT1

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Thanks, the clinic have gone the same route of blood tests and Moviloc to clear any blockages.
The pains are affecting him more than his Diabetes at the moment
 

SB2015

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Our 11yr old Boy was diagnosed on Dec 18th 2018. The last 3 months have been crazy, stressful, upsetting but also totally amazing seeing how he has coped with it all.
All was going really well until he started getting stomach cramps all day everyday. The DSN put it down to Anxiety which he has attended sessions for. The sessions have been great but the pains are still there. Around the similar time the pains started coincided with him changing his long lasting Insulin to Tresiba.
Any advice or similar side effects experience by others would be interested to hear.
Welcome to the forum Addies
Sorry to hear about your son’s diagnosis, but pleased that he has coped so well with it. It is tempting to link all things Medical with our Diabetes, especially as it is so all pervading, however as @stephknits has said it could be that the stomach pains are about other things.

Has he already moved to secondary school? If so are there any issues around that. I am aware of other children having some issues with new friendships on transfer? If he is in his final year at primary, are there any issues around the choices of his secondary school?

I hope things settle for him soon.
 

AddiesT1

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He has moved to secondary school and was doing really well pre diagnosis. We've discussed about blaming all new ailments on his T1, kids have so many aches and pains during growth spurts etc.
Thanks for reply, so much experience on this site
 

Pumper_Sue

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
Has your little trooper been tested for Coeliac disease?
 

AddiesT1

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Hi, yep they did a Coeliac test soon after diagnosis. He is an absolute trooper and know he'll battle through this
 

Bronco Billy

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Stomach pain can be one of the side effects of Tresiba, does your son have any of the others listed?

https://www.rxlist.com/tresiba-side-effects-drug-center.htm

High BGs can also cause stomach pain. Does he test when the pains start? If not, it might be worth doing so if only for the purpose of elimination. As the pain is lasting all day, high BGs probably isn’t then cause, but you never know.
 
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