I have had T1D since I was 14 (now I’m almost 25) and have always hated breakfast. When I was first diagnosed, I used to force myself to eat breakfast, but every single day I’d get sick to my stomach from the food. My body just does not like having anything in it in the mornings. The most I can do now is some coffee- but even that is tricky- only certain kinds.
I’d say, try not to argue with your mom- she’s just worried. I see her on here a lot and she’s really trying to do the best that she can for you. Being on forums is more than a lot of people can say about their parents!
But, aside from that small lecture (sorry), I don’t eat breakfast and I’m okay. My A1c isn’t the greatest, but I think that has less to do with eating breakfast than it has to do with my other issues. I still get up at 7:00 every morning to go to work, but on the weekends I sleep until 10:00. I experience lows very rarely due to this, but if I do go low, I keep a stash of glucose tablets, etc by my bed. I rarely use them.
I have coffee around 8:00 am and don’t eat until nearly 6:00pm most days. I check my BG about five times during the day that I’m fasting, and my numbers are usually between 80-160. I don’t have ketones and I can still carry my energy throughout the day. Actually, eating during the daytime makes me tired.
I don’t have problems with sleeping in late with my D. I use Levemir shots just before bed (which is usually around 12:00 or 1:00am) and I don’t go low from it. I use Humalog for corrections and boluses, and I still usually wake up in the low 100s. My morning numbers are my best, even though I don’t eat breakfast and/or have varied sleeping habits.
You have to do what’s best for you. The only advice I can offer is that you’re 14 now, (I think I remember that right) and in a short 4 years you’ll be ready to be on your own. It might be better to practice your adult life while you’re under the watchful eye of your mom. If you think you’re just going to sleep in late when you get your own place, then I’d say try it now and see how it works for you. If you’re going to test your limits, it’s better to do it while you still have someone to take care of you.
It’s always better to be on a strict schedule, don’t get me wrong, but if you’re going to do it anyway, now’s the time.
Hopefully everything turns out okay for you, man.
Keep us posted on this, okay?