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Parenting Diabetic and Non Diabetic Children

Beth McNamara Health Guide May 08, 2009
  • Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 From the moment we receive the diagnosis that we have a child with Type 1 Diabetes, the whirlwind of the disease and its management monopolizes us, often pushing our other children onto the peripheral. Even as that initial chaos subsi...

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  • Charlotte
    Oct. 23, 2012

    My brother gained type 1 diebetes when he was 7 years of age, I was 3 years younger than him, so the age of 4. As soon as he became diebetic I had to grow up, straight away. 

     

    I am now 18, my parents still treat him like a child and me like and adult. My brother from diebetis has also gained OCD. My parents have not realised this and also contribute...

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    My brother gained type 1 diebetes when he was 7 years of age, I was 3 years younger than him, so the age of 4. As soon as he became diebetic I had to grow up, straight away. 

     

    I am now 18, my parents still treat him like a child and me like and adult. My brother from diebetis has also gained OCD. My parents have not realised this and also contribute to this letting him have crazy rutines. If I go out for a drink (bdw I am a female) they do not contact me or worry about where I am, however as soon as my brother goes out they are constantly trying to keep in contact with him. I am still the child here and have only just turned 18. 

     

    England. Charlotte 18. 

  • Anonymous
    fran cogen
    May. 08, 2009

    Great blog! I am going to ask my diabetes team to print it for a reference for all our new patients and family members (as well as everyone else).

    Thank you,

    DrCogen

    • Beth McNamara
      Health Guide
      May. 08, 2009

      I appreciate your feedback! I hope that others find this helpful.