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Re: [IP] What not to say to diabetic children
<< In a message dated 7/12/99 3:26:52 PM Central Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< Is there anything your mom or dad used to say or do that drove you crazy?
Is there anything that they didn't do, that you now regret as an adult
1. Are you low?
My reply to this is always NO. I have never replied yes to this
question whether I am
hypo or not.
2. You have to eat everything on your plate.
3. Don't forget to take your insulin?
All these seem innocent enough but when I was a teenager, I had had D for 5
years already and pretty much knew the routine.
4. You are NOT following your diet. You have too many 4+ tests.
5. You'll be dead by the time you're 30.(first dr.)
6. You'll be dead before you turn 40. (next 2 drs.)
When I was a teen, after statement #5, I made a pledge that I would live
until 50. At the time that seemed really OLD to me. I will be 50 in 2 years
and I am giving a HUGE party for myself. You are all invited. I would like
to invite these drs, but one is dead and one is in another state and I don't
have a clue about the third. He was an ER doc.
What I regret most was that my parents never sent me to a dr. that I could
communicate with. The dr. I had as a child talked to my mother, not to me.
When I left home, I didn't go to a dr. for quite a few years. I had decided
that they ALL were stupid when it came to D. I think that a child should be
comfortable enough to ask questions. I never asked a question. I listened
to his monologue and left. The same old stuff over and over.
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