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Re: [IPk] Help from Social Services


I'd like the information please.


>Hello everyone
>I just wondered how many of you with children who have diabetes actually 
>manage to get out as a couple for a drink or meal and be able to get a 
>babysitter?  Some of you will have family who have 'lived' your child's 
>diabetes and learnt with you and some of you will have friends who have done 
>the same.  In some cases (as is mine), I have not been out with my husband 
>for a long time and we don't feel we can ask for a babysitter and then say 
>"Oh, and my child has diabetes and do you mind if I go through a few things 
>with you?".  A lot of people wouldn't mind but some people might just be 
>scared off a bit.
>After evaluating the situation and deciding that my husband and I only ever 
>communicated about diabetes, it was time to do something about it.  I have an 
>auntie in Scotland who works for Social Services and she came to stay with me 
>a month ago and told me that, in Scotland I would be entitled to some respite 
>care.  I couldn't accept it at first, but it turns out I can have it free of 
>charge for so many hours per week and it is funded by Social Services but you 
>can also add extra hours to it and pay privately.
>If you have a child with diabetes and want me to give you the details, please 
>let me know and I will give you the information off list.
>Mum to Danielle, dx Aug 2001, pumping at the moment 
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Alison Orchard
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