If your son is diabetic and prone to forgetfulness, it may be helpful to consider the following options:
Reminders: Set reminders on their phone or wearable device to remind them to take their insulin.
Portable insulin kit: Encourage your son to carry a portable insulin kit, which includes insulin and a glucose meter, so that they have all they need while on the go.
Family/friend support: Have a family member or friend check in regularly to make sure your son is taking his insulin, or even accompany him on trips.
Insulin pump: Consider switching to an insulin pump, which can be programmed to deliver insulin automatically.
Medical identification: Make sure your son carries a medical identification bracelet or pendant that clearly states their medical condition and need for insulin.
It’s important to have a conversation with your son’s healthcare provider to discuss which options might be the most helpful for him.