Ok I got to get this off my chest b/c it bothered me for 38 years now. My dad wasn't totally understanding so I got this from him when I became a diabetic......"U've runined the gene pool and all my g-kids" It sooo hurt. Honestly I think I never really forgave him for saying that. It was in 73 and life was alot different then so I got that from him. Seeing I was an only child and only g-child that hurt me soooo bad. Now I got 2 girls and 3 soon to be 4 g-kids abd yes my oldest daughter is a diabetic. Should have heard my dad when she was diagnosed..Life u know???
Well, technically since he makes up 50% of your genetic makeup, I'd say HE ruined the gene pool far more by making you than you did for merely existing. But I guess I'm mean...
THANK YOU!! I've tried to tell him that but it was a no fly with him even back then. NOTHING he done was wrong
That was a terribly mean thing to say to your child who just got a dx of D. I think you said you were about 10 years old when you were dx. He probably thought it was your fault, that you did something to get it. Sorry to say, I think he was very ignorant. When your older daughter became a D, he probably thought it was your fault too. It is hard enough to deal with strangers who don't understand about D, but your own father. WOW!! You are a wonderful person, wife, mother and g-mother and you are doing the best you can with the problems of D. We all love you here at TuD.
like i told trudy he was a tyrant and yes I was 10 when I was diagnosed. Yes he blamed the d on me. Now he had 2 nices at the time who were Type 1's at the time
Darn Marie, why can parents be like that.
I only hope and pray that I didn't do stuff like that to my kids (they tell me I didn't).
I really doubt u did Sparky. Ur a GREAT father!
Why the hell did I write Marie? I know...it's the dialysis.
Oh that's Ok. I kinda like being compared to Marie. SHE'S THE GREATEST !!!!
maj\ke that being called Marie! Whoops sorry there! LOL!
Things like this are beyond our control....the only thing we can decide is how to try and fix things. (advocate for cure and better life for diabetics)
YEa, I am with Aislin, suppose so much was not known about the genetics then, but since he is your DAD, 50% of your genes came from him!!
Hi Doris. Here's part of what I wrote on your Profile Page: I read your post, and I must say that your father said one of the most hurtful remarks I've ever heard. On the other hand, maybe also one of the most ignorant. We're so well educated here on TuD that such ignorance seems shocking. I am sorry you have had to live with that kind of remark ever since.
Fortunately you have an outstanding sense of humor. I'm betting on that sense of humor to take the sting out of those words... They really were ignorant. Cheers!