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???
Thank U this discussion has so helped me!!! It had some really bad affects on my life there for awhile. But Now I REALLY want to help those who are just diagnones or exp the teens and young ppl who have just heard their diagnoses.
I might be as bad as your dad as I've mentioned to my parents that they should watch what they eat because they at risk being related to me...
I don't think that is the same thing. My brother was diagnosed pre-diabetic, then lost some extra weight and is now below diagnostic level. I also told him (gently) that he will still need to keep an eye on it and that their is a genetic factor.
Ur so right there silver. I done my best to not do that such thing to my kids!
My daughter told me a few years ago that she didn't blame me for the Type 1. That helped me sooooo much. My dad made me feel guilty for years about her having it. according to her "Mom it's a minor incovenice thank you for having me" Bless her. That was wonderful to hear!!!
We can't pick our families, we're stuck with them, good or bad. Sorry you were so hurt as a child Doris.
We can choose our friends though, and I'm happy to have someone as kind as you as one of my friends!
Thank U pup!!! Yes life was hard then but now it's MUCH better!
I just wanna put in here that my daughter was born missing her left hand and at the age of 11 she was diagnosed. Kinda made feel extra sad for her. Life huh????
:( Sorry you have had to go through that. Just more inspiration for me as a parent of a T1 child to always be positive about her treatment/management of T1. Of course, I NEVER even thought about blaming her when she was diagnosed and we have many conversations about how many children she will have since she wants to be a mommy too one day. And would you know, at 6 yrs old she is already concerned her children will have T1. I just tell her they may or may not but if they do they can be strong just like she is, my little ray of sunshine :)
Sorry to hear your dad was such a tyrant. It seems that his attitudes were more common a generation ago. I hope my son doesn't develop D, but if he does (~10%), he'll be very well prepared. Besides, having to work through some adversity makes you a much stronger person than getting everything the easy way.