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Fw: [IP] HOT Topic, the "Newbie" Debate (And a Vent!!) Help I'm depressed!

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From: "Dan & Denise" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 09:14 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] HOT Topic, the "Newbie" Debate

> Well then I know that I am not a newbie!  I've been dealing with D for 35
> my 36 years!  I was 15 months old at diagnosis.  I was dx'd in June of
> But you know what?  I'd trade with anyone in a second to be a newbie...I
> wish I could remember a time before the D.  I guess this is why I have
> battling depression since my daughter's diagnosis 8 years ago.
> Speaking of which...am I the only one (???)...who in spite of frequent
> testing...8 or more times a day...I am having a really hard time lately in
> achieving tight control.  I'm doing the yo-yo thing.  I'm not sure if it
> the stress of having moved in June...the onset of the cardiac problem or
> stress of battling with Heather over the care of her D.   She never wants
> test at all.  I feel like I am sinking into a bottomless black pit!!!
> And to top it off I  have been told that Tricare (military's insurance)
> doesn't cover diabetic education in this region.  It did where we just
> from.  So if I am to have any help getting myself or my daughter
> straightened out I have to pay out of pocket.  Heather's not even on the
> pump yet.  The only military diabetic educator here isn't pump certified
> because there just aren't enough patients for her to have the required
> amount of pump starts for certification.
> I hate my life...why is it that as a child the diabetes never bothered me
> but now as an adult it depresses the mess out of me???
> ***Sigh***
> -Denise
> email @ redacted
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