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Re: [IP] Re: What not to say or do to diabetic children...
Sherry you are pretty funny my mother did the same thing to me and it use to
aggravate the pea out of me but I look back at it now and realize I wouldn't
have made it with out her. I am not saying parents are always wrong but when
they don't except it I just want to hit them and say I am yours and I am a
actual person. But anyway god reading your clip made me realize we all went
thru the same thing with our BS. I remember mom always giving me snicker
bars for lows and peanut butter and banana sandwiches god I began to think
that was all the food there was but my doctors would tell here that was the
best things for lows and O.J. of corse but now I can't stand peanut butter
and snickers make me sick to my stomach oh god and orange juice I even hate
the smell of it. But anyway now my husband will ask me how is my blood if I
am sleepy or chewing on my bottom lip and as usual I will say its fine leave
me alone about that but when I test he is usually right and now we make bets
on the results. sometimes I win but not very often ..
From: Sherry Webb Nolan <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 6:34 AM
Subject: [IP] Re: What not to say or do to diabetic children...
>Ok ok ok.
>My parents were incredibly supportive and never did I get scolded for
>having a high or low. (Dxd age 4, IDDM 19 years) My mom told me flat out
>when I was 12 that if I was going to have treats that I should learn
>how to compensate for them. That surprised me because I thought I was
>in for it when she caught me with that Snickers bar. :) I heard the
>"what was your test?" so many times I started responding with "not until
>you tell me what yours was!" :) My parents decided maybe that was
>old and stopped asking everytime. They would spot check me once a week
>or so. When I was 13 my dad was diagnosed with type 1 also and I gained
>a whole new respect from him. When he said, "I know what you mean now,"
>after a low or a high, I actually felt more likely to tell him things.
>But there were the top few comments that always bothered me...and I let
>them know. (Rebelious teen) :)
>1. Mom : Are you running low?
> Me : NO!
> Mom : Are you sure?
> Me : YES! After X years don't you think I would know!!!
> (70% of the time she was right!)
>2. Dad : Did you take your insulin?
> Me : YES! Daaaaddd....Geez. :)
> Dad ; How much?
> Me : Enough to kill an elephant!
> Dad : Sherry....
> Me : What? (you get the picture)
>3. Me : Do you have to go to the doctors office with me?
> Mom : I have some questions I want to ask the doctor.
> Me : But I'm 17, most kids my age are seeing an adult doctor
> their parent tagging along.
> Mom : You aren't most kids.
> Me : No I'm the one whose mom has to take her to the doctor...boo
> (ok so I was a brat. :) )
>4. Dad : What was your test?
> Me : What was your test?
> Dad : Sherry, seriously what was your test?
> Me : Not until you tell me yours!
> (This one worked until he was diagnosed, from then on it only worked
>on my mom.) :)
>Basically the usuall girl/mom/dad thing.
>Just the topics were DM related.
>I love my parents and when I made it clear to them it wasn't helping
>backed off. However, conversations with my mom now have made it clear
>that she knew it was the right thing to do, she said it was the hardest
>decision she ever made. Letting your kids do things for themselves is
>the hardest thing a parent ever has to do. And with DM it makes it
>to let go because you want everything to be perfect. My mom is also an
>RN and medically she knew the risks and didn't want to see any of it
>happen to me.
>So yes we can gripe about the things we wished our parents hadn't said
>to us, but then
>again how will we ever understand unless we are in their position. Some
>of the members
>on here who have DM also have children, some with DM some without. How
>have you asked your children, "Did you clean your room?", "Did you brush
>your teeth?", etc.
>And gotten the same response. "Did you even look, I cleaned it
>yesterday!", "Yes, and the
>night before, and the night before,..."
>Sorry just thought this observation should be made. Granted, no one
>should ever scold a
>child for being high or low. I feel rotten on either end and the last
>thing I need is
>someone scolding me for it, my body already is.
>Just my 2 cents,
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