Looking for friends for my newly diagnosed 16 year old son

Hi all,
My 16 year old son was newly diagnosed and I’d love to find other teenagers for him to talk too. He loves video games.

Hey there,

My son was diagnosed at the age of 11, he’s a mature 14 year old now. He is a “gamer” and it would be nice if we get them to chat. I think it would be a great thing.

My son will be 16 in a few weeks. He was diagnosed 2 years ago. He would be happy to communicate with your son. You can email me at mariajohn@verizon.net or Gregory at gregoryjohn10@icloud.com. I’m so sorry you and your son are in this situation. We will help you in any way we can!
Have a great day! Maria

Thank you so much for your response!

My son is still in shock and is very self conscious about his diagnosis. At this point in time, he doesn’t want anyone to know, (although he had to let both his employers and fellow employees know his diagnosis. Yes, he is 16 and has two jobs!)

Thank you both for making your sons available for chat.

Ssrichss, I’m wondering if they could meet up on a gaming site. My son’s passion is gaming and he wants to make it his life’s vocation.

Maria, thank you for your email address and your son’s email address. That was so very generous

I’m sure once all this calms down a little he will be in touch.

This can be a very lonely disease. Your responses alone were comforting!

Thank You!!

You are so welcome. Gaming is also my son’s passion and he already has his life planned as a professional gamer. Every time he goes to see his endocrinologist, she asks what are his plans for his future and that is what he tells her. My email address is anjelfaces@gmail.com, maybe we should discuss in further detail there. Yes, this is a lonely disease. He and I both haven’t fully accepted it and struggle with it on a daily basis. However, it does and will get better. There will great days and there will also be not so great days. The thing is to keep staying as positive as possible. I’m here if you ever just want to chat or vent :slight_smile:

Hello, I saw this thread on my dashboard. I am not a parent but I am a diabetic. I remember when I was first diagnosed, pen pals were a great support for me. I am 16 and its been 9 years since ive been diagnosed so if he want someone to talk to im here :slight_smile:

Hi Jadiann
Thank you so much for your reply!
My son was very touched by your response.
He is still very self conscious and a little bit shocked at his diagnosis.
Thank you for reaching out and being available for him to talk to.

Hi I am also a 16 year old boy who has diabetes. I have had it for at bit over ten years and if he wants to contact me my email is chesswizard74@gmail.com I also like video games and you should tell him that diabetes is nothing to be ashamed about and instead of being ashamed he should feel proud because he has over come the diagnosis of type one and that is a huge accomplishment that not everyone is able to handle.