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Re: [IPp] Non diabetic siblings

> Dear All,
> I have yet another question for all of you.  Do you have any problems
> with your non diabetic children?  My 3 year old (she will be 4 next
> month), has started some very strange behavior.  She will touch things
> that she knows she shouldn't (which I keep up and away, by the way, she
> will just climb to get them) for example, fingernail polish remover and
> comet are her main targets....she will touch them and then ask me if she
> is going to die, I will say no, but you need to wash your hands, then
> sshe will ask if she needs to go to the doctors, again I will say no,
> then she will ask if she is going to get sick.  Occasionally she will ask
> if she will get diabetes like Jessy.  This is all coming from a child
> that took a sip of windex a few months back and had to drink the charcoal
> drink at the hospital and had to stay over night there.  She has also
> started to get knives out and threaten to stab Jessy, she did poke her
> with a pair of scissors the oth! er night, again, all things I keep up
> and away, but being the little monkey that she is, she can get to them
> quickly and quietly before I even realize she is in the kitchen.  Do you
> think this is some kind of rivalry for attention, or is this something a
> child this age just goes through?  I want to add that she is usually an
> incredibly sweet, caring little girl, who gets a ton of attention....she
> is the middle child, and even before Jessy was diagnosed, we were always
> careful to make sure that she had extra special attention lots of hugs,
> kisses and I love you's.  She is certainly not lacking in the attention
> category.  Let me know what you think.  I did call the doc, but he hasn't
> returned my phone call yet, and I want other parent's oppinions too.
> Thank you once again.
> Cindy, pump mom to Jessy (8) dx 1/02, Julie (3)non diab. and Trevor
> (1)non diab.

Is Julie able to sit still and play with one toy or does she make a constant
mess going from one toy to another?  Is she always "on the go"?  Does she go
to bed easily or hard to put down?

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