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Re: [IPp] Teen troubles



MIriam,  this was all great to hear!!  Thank you!!!!
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Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: [IPp] Teen troubles


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> In a message dated 9/19/2002 10:56:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted
> writes:
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>
> > The one thing they all had in common was that they all agreed (in
> > hindsight) that their parents should have kept helping them with their
> > diabetes care.  They may have resented it when they were teenagers, but
> > looking back they all felt that taking care of diabetes is too hard a
job
> > for any ONE person, whether they are a child, a teenager or an adult.
>
> There was a study, pointed out to us in our Joslin support group, of teen
> compliance.  It looked at adolescents and compliance over a long period.
The
> standard twenty five years ago was to make children and teens as
independent
> as possible as early as possible.  The result, they found, was that these
> kids burnt out in their teens and dropped out of diabetes care to varying
> degrees, with
> Good luck,
> Miriam
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