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[IP] Complications etc.
I am 53 years old and I have diabetes. It's none of my mother's business what
my control is like or what the results of my tests are. If I want to tell
her, that's my business. Sometimes I choose to; sometimes I don't. She has
the courtesy not to pry.
I also have a 33-year-old daughter who has diabetes. It's none of my business
how she handles her diabetes. If she wants my advice on anything, she will
ask and I will answer her questions.
I also have no control over how she raises her children (my grandchildren). I
can make suggestions, but she does not have to follow them. They don't have
diabetes (thank goodness), but I'd like to get their hair cut. Their mother
says "no." So be it. I don't like the way she lets them dress, either, but I
can only monitor that when they are staying with me. So be it.
It might behoove you to realize that your daughter is an adult in charge of
her own life and that her daughter is hers to raise. And accept that.
Jan and Elvis
In a message dated 9/27/02 11:19:13 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
I am even more frustrated that I, as the grandparent of a Type I dx'd one
year ago, have absolutely NO CONTROL over any of my g-daughter's diabetes
issues, much less her mother who has had Type I for 32 years. I wish my
daughter was as attentive to her diabetes and my g-daughter's as you all are.
I asked her 2 or 3 times what the results of their A1C's were that were
taken almost 1 month ago and she can't seem to find the time to call and ask
the doctor. She said "if they're bad - they'll let me know". Like she
doesn't care - she isn't even curious. They both went on the pump this past
July and it would be nice to know if their A1C's have improved being on the
pump. I wish she belonged to this list or !
the parents of diabetes.com list that I am also on - but she homeschools
because of my g-daughter's diabetes and puts 100% of her energy into that.
She's almost obsessed with it - they way I am obsessed with quality of life
for diabetes and these mailing lists. But I have absolutely no power or
choice in these matters. It's very frustrating. It's good in one way she
doesn't make D her life's work or obsess about it - but there should be a
happy medium. Any suggestions to help me deal with all this and keep what
little sanity I'm hanging on to? Thanks
Tammy, mom to Joely, dx'd 1970; g-ma to Emma, dx'd 2001; both pumping 7-18-02
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