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Re: [IP] being a teenager



Kathleen what is a PDA..and yes..my daughter is getting angry at me for
pushing to hard ..I think about diabetes
every minute of the day almost and she wants me to have just ONE day without
thinking about it..she was crying..I DO
have to let go and live one day at a time..but what is a PDA?  Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathleen Peterson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 3:05 AM
Subject: [IP] being a teenager


> I only have one piece of advice for parensts of teenagers that are
struggling
> with diabetes. Try to help, not hinder. My endo told me something last
time I
> saw him, "bg isn't supposed to be a punishment, it is just info to help
you do
> better.Don't get mad...and don't get discouraged." I am 18 and I take
> advantage of being on the pump. I hate it that i do it...but I feel like I
> have no time for the various things that diabetes entails...but I have
> realized that I need to take care of myself. Mom got me a PDA and that has
> already helped me get organized. But, dont' be too hard on your daugher
and
> don't threaten. It won't help. It will only make her feel bad and get
angry at
> you.
>
> Kathleen
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