Re: Am I over medicating my son?
Your son needs the insulin & the thyroid meds if he is diabetic & hypothyroid. Absolutely. As he goes through adolescence, he will benefit from working closely with his healthcare advisors to keep optimal levels of both thyroid hormones & insulin.
If your question is primarily, is the Prozac necessary ... why not talk to the doc who rxd it? IMO, psych meds should NOT be rxd to kids & teens unless there is a very good reason to do it.
If Prozac was rxd because your son is low energy & they are thinking he is depressed, pls make sure that recent testing has verified his thyroid & blood sugar. Thyroid function is best assessed looking at the levels of free thyroid hormones, free T3 & free T4, and thyroid antibody levels, in addition to the TSH. Current med groupthink says that TSH is ultrasensitive & sufficient. However, the TSH test is full of assumptions & pitfalls.
Juvenile diabetics may benefit from counselling with a registered dietician and/or diabetes educator as they enter adolescence. This is a time when kids need more calories, expend more energy, make more of their own decisions about activity & food, & often even start administering their own insulin.
Recent research has shown a certain percentage of Type 1 juvenile diabetics are celiac or suffer from gluten intolerance. There is a high level of thyroid disease in young celiacs. And the brain fog with celiac/gluten intolerance can result in ADD. I recommend looking into this connection.
If a child is gluten intolerant, with diabetes & thyroid dysfunction, gong on a gluten-free diet may improve things: more mental energy, fewer thyroid antibodies, sometimes even greater stability in blood sugar. Often, GF diet results in less need for psych meds. Research has shown that in celiacs, commencing the lifelong celiac diet at an early age reduces the risk of acquiring additional autoimmune diseases.