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Re: Relationships and Diabetes (was Re: [IP] new 'set sites')
>Overall: I'd say my family treated diabetes "too" normal. I grew up not taking
>it seriously enough and ignored it for way way way too many years.
My family pretty much ignored it. I was diagnosed at 13, and no one else
has ever given me a needle, or inserted a set. I was handed all the stuff
and expected to cope. When I was 15, my mother told me that she had to
become detached from caring about her kids, because we were too hard on her
(my brother had severe asthma as a child - he eventually got better, then I
On the other hand, the doctors were busy telling me I would not live to 20
unless I did everything right.
I think that if it had been treated as something to pay attention to, but
not freak out over, I wouldn't have spent most of the last 18 years doing
my best to avoid thinking about it. All I can say is that I am so glad I
got a pump, otherwise, I probably would be in serious shape.
My family is really close, but no one ever asks me how things are going. I
am sure I could say that my blood sugar was 600 and even though they know
what that means, I would get - your mother went to such trouble to make
this meal and you're not going to eat!?!
Ahh, where's my therapist? :')
shockingly well-adjusted but ever so slightly bitter...
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/