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[IP] Re: Diabetes is terrible



I havn't posted before so let me try this
IMO Diabetics need to be heard. Yes this is a terrible disease. When 
my three year old cousin was found to have it his mother wanted to 
know what she could best do to help him cope. I told her make sure he 
sees other diabetics so he knows he isn't alone. Let him cry when the 
disease gets on his nerves or for that matter scream when he gets mad 
about it. I was dxed at 4 and wasn't allowed to cry about it because 
that would mean I was feeling sorry for myself or get mad because 
that meant I didn't appreciate all the people who were trying to help 
me. I love my mother dearly and she could not be thanked enough for 
doing her best to help me and being availible at all hours for me. 
But by telling me those things it caused me a lot of pain. The other 
thing I said was realize he is still a child and will want to eat the 
things children eat and he may have a hard time following his diet. 
Teach him how to have some of the things he enjoys safely so he won't 
be prone to sneaking chocolate bars or whatever. This disease is hard 
but I don't want anyone's pity. I want a friend who can listen and 
understand, a doctor who is in touch with my needs, and a dietician 
who can handle the fact sometimes I want a piece of apple crumb pie 
with ice cream on top, and no guilt trip layed on me. Diabetic means 
just that, it doesn't mean somehow people magically become adept at 
dealing with a sometimes frustrating painful condition. I rejoice 
that there are many improvements in treatments. I rejoice that my 
life is happy and full of wonderful people. I do not rejoice in 
needles and probably never will but they are necessary and I am glad 
they are here because I am not ready to die yet. I am ready to fight 
this disease until they cure it and I am ready to enjoy every day I 
win the bg battle. 

Kayti dxed at 4 waiting for Samantha her D-tron to come by mail
I havn't posted before so let me try this
IMO Diabetics need to be heard. Yes this is a terrible disease. When 
my three year old cousin was found to have it his mother wanted to 
know what she could best do to help him cope. I told her make sure he 
sees other diabetics so he knows he isn't alone. Let him cry when the 
disease gets on his nerves or for that matter scream when he gets mad 
about it. I was dxed at 4 and wasn't allowed to cry about it because 
that would mean I was feeling sorry for myself or get mad because 
that meant I didn't appreciate all the people who were trying to help 
me. I love my mother dearly and she could not be thanked enough for 
doing her best to help me and being availible at all hours for me. 
But by telling me those things it caused me a lot of pain. The other 
thing I said was realize he is still a child and will want to eat the 
things children eat and he may have a hard time following his diet. 
Teach him how to have some of the things he enjoys safely so he won't 
be prone to sneaking chocolate bars or whatever. This disease is hard 
but I don't want anyone's pity. I want a friend who can listen and 
understand, a doctor who is in touch with my needs, and a dietician 
who can handle the fact sometimes I want a piece of apple crumb pie 
with ice cream on top, and no guilt trip layed on me. Diabetic means 
just that, it doesn't mean somehow people magically become adept at 
dealing with a sometimes frustrating painful condition. I rejoice 
that there are many improvements in treatments. I rejoice that my 
life is happy and full of wonderful people. I do not rejoice in 
needles and probably never will but they are necessary and I am glad 
they are here because I am not ready to die yet. I am ready to fight 
this disease until they cure it and I am ready to enjoy every day I 
win the bg battle. 

Kayti dxed at 4 waiting for Samantha her D-tron to come by mail


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