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Posted on August 28, 2011 at 9:57pm 3 Comments

It has been just over a year since my daughter was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1. What a year! I can't explain how much my heart hurts for her or that I feel guilty. I keep wondering if it will get better. She is so strong and she doesn't let it stop her in any way. I want to be strong for her but sometimes it just gets to me that she has to deal with this.

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At 11:41am on September 4, 2011, Jacob's mom said…
your daughter is a beauty, nice to see a face to her sweet name, hang in! she is more than her diabetes she is a beautiful girl with a bright future and a great mom! ( i hardly know you but i feel pretty confident in saying that! ) enjoy the weekend and good luck with the upcoming school year. amy
At 12:07pm on September 2, 2011, Jacob's mom said…
Hi mimi, jacob was diagnoses at 10 which was a good age for acceptance, cooperation and compliance. It was unbelievable, but he has always been a good kid, needing no help with home work, clean room good eater ect. his close friends know and have seen him in acition so to speak, but it does not seem to be general knowledge around school and he hates being different and being in situations where someone who doesnt know may find out. sometimes he gets sad and has an i hate myself i hate diabetes moment like last night. but he wakes up his same sunny self in the morning. he seems quiter this summer and hasn't wanted friends up and i hope it doesnt have to to with his diabetes. we are glad he has chosen the pump since it does offer him more freedom and freedom from shots and me wondering if i have given him novolog at night instead of lantus ok only actually did this happen once but i woke up anxious everynite and checked him for signs of life arrggghhhh. i hope as he gets older he continues to be responsible i have heard horror storries but he is a rule follower and i think he will always be compliant. we try to make it a familty commitment and always do alot of the recording and calculations for him so he doesnt think it is all him, they recommend doing that until they are almost ready to leave the nest. how old is your daugher? she sound like a bright spirit that can handle more than you know. i do hate it when jacob gets down and i keep saying the same things the best thing for me sometimes to to be supportive but step back a bit he ussually comes around quick. life is short there is suffering everywhere but there is always joy. enjoy your little love bug! amy
At 4:45pm on August 31, 2011, Jacob's mom said…
i feel your pain, it has been 2.5 years since diag. for my son now 13 yrs old, i'lll have to say it has gotten better but some days are worse than others, some days i'm like oh my god i have a child with diabetes, but there are times that you forget and move into your life, it is great that your child has a good attitude kids are so resilient / gain strength from your daughter, i have found this site very helpful, nondiabetic moms have no clue about what we go through, the concern and worry... however the one day at a time moto works well and enabling your daughter to learn all she can while not feeling like she is in it along helps, trust things will get better thinking of it like another part of overall health maintenance, a very big one!, can help as well as the old it could be worse motta, anyways we all know how you feel hang in
At 2:17am on August 29, 2011, Teena said…
Hello Mimi. Welcome to TuDiabetes community. I just read your blog...and I can only imagine what you are going through...Im so sorry. Im so glad that you have found this community. I hope we can help you in any way to give you support and tips regarding managing your daughter's diabetes. . There are many parents here like you with kids, of all ages, with diabetes...Furthermore, there are so many members here as well...that has diabetes at an early age...Im sure they would perfectly understand what your daughetr is going through... Please visit this group : "Parents of Kids with Type 1" ...
In times of anxiety and stress...and it may seem unbearable...Your inner strength will automatically kick in. With a wonderful Mom like you, Im sure your daughter will be perfectly fine! Wish you the best...=)
At 7:19pm on August 28, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Mimi....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 6:42pm on August 27, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 1:37pm on August 27, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 1:23pm on August 27, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 12:11pm on August 27, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
At 9:29am on August 27, 2011, Robyn said…
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