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Re: [IPp] Do family and friend care?
I believe Beverly is right. I'm a grandmother and I have my D granddaughter
all the time. I have always been close to both my grandchildren and we live
in the same city. The families should learn. Whatever it takes. When Emma
got the pump a month or so ago, I learned all about it. Of course, her
mother's been diabetic all her life so I know about D - but I'd be learning
it if I didn't know. I am amazed at the number of grandparents who are not
involved. My relationship with my daughter has been rocky at times but I
maintain the relationship so I can see my grandchildren. Grandparents have
absolutely no legal rights and I know that. It shouldn't be that way but it
Tammy, Mom to Joely (dx'd 1970); g-ma to Emma, homeschooled, (dx'd 9-15-01)
Animas pumpers 7-18-02, g-ma to Nick non-d & homeschooled, mom to Troy
(non-d)) 16 yo
In a message dated 8/22/02 5:50:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> In a message dated 8/22/02 3:50:48 PM Central Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
> > Is it that they don't care? I doubt it. I think it's more that they are
> > afraid of the overwhelming responsibility, because they know what CAN
> > happen
> > while our child is in their care. This is an intimidating disease to
> > people that get 8 hours of sleep a night.
> Just my opinion...but if you really care about someone you learn to take
> of them if that is what it takes to have a good relationship....knowledge
> power....learn about what you fear and watch that fear abate...
> Beverly, Mom to Mary, NINE!!, dx'd 9/97, pumping with Animas and Nick, who
> now ten!
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