"First let me say thank you to everyone that responded for giving me the support that I VERY much needed. It's was great to see that I'm not alone in my frustration.
Secondly, to the TUDiabetes Administration, there is a reason that I…"
""No one, regardless of type, is responsible for causing their own diabetes. "
Is that why it's becoming an epidemic in this country.. and the correlation between T2 diabetes and obesity have absolutely no relationship ?
"I have multiple chronic conditions...aside from diabetes...obesity not one of them. Though it is never may aim, to be complaining...I do hurt at time, and frequently one condition or other will tessellate with diabetes, rendering everything very…"
"Hi Jakesmom.... first of all let me say that I DO sympathize with your frustration. The frustration of ANY parent of a child with a serious chronic health condition. I am such a parent...though not pertaining to diabetes. I'm also a…"
"I see what you mean about the trust! Kennedy has been considering endocrinology as a specialty, frankly, she could do the work now, as a 12 year old...
you know our kids DO have a massive healthcare advantage, working in health IT, diabetes tech and…"
"I am a pediatrician who manages my t1 diabetic, asthmatic, and celiac 12 year old, as well as a busy peds and adult practice. interstingly, since I started blogging about kennedy and learning about diabetes, i have become somewhat of a self…"
"Hey Jakesmom, Trust me. I feel your frustration. It is always hard for me to talk to my family about diabetes because they developed type 2 primarily based on their lifestyle choices. It breaks my heart when I have to discuss with my daughter EVERY…"
"so, I just joined so I can reply to this post.
About a year and half ago, my daughter was diagnosed with T1.. probably the first time in my life where I felt my legs buckle (though I know there are worse thing in this world). I was laid off from my…"
"Totally understand. My son was dx at 20 months, so I understand exactly how you feel. Those toddler years are so volatile in BGs on a normal day, and add illness and it can be maddening/scary/exhausting!
I will tell you that as they get older,…"
"jakesmom - do not apologize for feeling as you do. I think we all have these moments, sometimes more often then we want to let on. I know the first time I picked up my sons supplies from the pharmacy and stood behind a young, 20ish, woman, with…"
I recently joined Tu and looking for people in this area with Type 1 to start a support group or every now and then meet up. Or maybe you already have leads to one. I love this site but would like to have personal contacts to discuss our daily solutions on dealing with diabetes. Just a thought. Let me know if you are interested. I live in Mt. Washington and love the city but would be willing to travel wherever.
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