"Helping my autistic son lose weight"
About: Stobhill Hospital Stobhill Hospital Glasgow G21 3UW
Posted by lindabelle (as ),
I have been trying to get help & support with my adult son's weight issues to no avail, I feel the issue is being ignored. As his mother & carer, I am very worried about the health of my son, due to his excess weight (25st) & because diabetes is in the family & his Aunt is now blind.
My son was not accepted for weight management at GRI because of his learning disability. His autism causes him to have food behaviours & his routine food issues of eating the same thing day in & day out is hard to incorporate a diet for weight loss.
There is no help for the vulnerable disabled people's health & wellbeing regarding complex needs obesity in this 21st century, I am awaiting help from Stobhill Learning Disability Team & have been waiting a number of years for help to kick in & actually take my worries seriously.