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RE: [IPr] Allie and Guilt



allie,
i am glad you are doing better.it's a game we have to keep playing i 
guess,i remember being
awhen i was running high #'s.well what did you eat?you MUST HAVE 
CHEATED.not having done the "cheating",i would have eaten carbs which 
elivates my numbers.i agree with you and
i feel becoming a diabetic at 12,changed my whole life from that day on.i 
can relate to the
perfectionest trait as well,(drives my husband crazy).i dont know but to 
just stay on my knees
and thank the Lord for everything(good and bad).there is a reason i just 
havent had him show me
it yet.take care.enjoyed your post.
sharon

-----Original Message-----
From:	email @ redacted [SMTP:email @ redacted]
Sent:	Monday, August 07, 2000 6:09 PM
To:	email @ redacted
Subject:	[IPr] Allie and Guilt

Subj:   Re: [IPr] Allie & Guilt
Date:   8/7/00 5:00:58 PM Central Daylight Time
From:   MYHSTHE
To: email @ redacted

Hello
I am about to go off on a personal ramble....hopefully helpfull...but be
forwarned.
As I have mentioned before I was diagnosed at 7 and insisted on being
personally responsible with in the first year of diagnosis.
Due to inherent perfectionist tendencies and a father who is ultra
perfectionistic, I became keenly sensitive to any numbers outside of the
ideal. I hated High Blood Sugar so much that I would only eat if my BS was
low. I eventually developed Anorexia and managed to keep relatively normal
BS...even though I was not eating.
Guilt and shame plagued me, well into my ealry twenties....I used to scream 
and cry any time my BS was above my ideal numbers.
Not that every diabetic child or young adult will take High BS this
personally, but there is a strong risk that Diabetic girls will develop an
eating disorder or at least a disordered relationship with food and their
body. I know this not only from personal experience, but also due to
extensive research that I have been involved in regarding the connection
between diabetes and eating disorders.
The point of all of this is mostly that I hope all parents will keep in 
mind
the spiritual and emotional nature of their children. My parents anger with 
high #s certainly did not help me while growing up with Diabetes.
I hope that my thoughts are thought provocking and not offensive!
Thank You Michelle
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