I just read a post by Andreina, and it reminded me of when my daughter was young and I also worried that she would develop diabetes. There were some funny moments!
When E. was 5 and getting ready to start school, she overheard a first grader friend talking about having a “test” in school the next day. Suddenly, her excitement about starting school was gone. At home, she asked “Does everyone have to take tests in school?” It took awhile to sink in—Mom always had to “test”, and E. wanted no part of that!
On her 14th birthday, E. gave me a big hug, and said, “That was the scariest year of my life!” When asked why, she explained that, even though she knew people got diabetes at all ages, getting through the year that I was diagnosed represented a major step for her. I never thought I made my diabetes seem bad or even consequential, but kids are way more aware of what is going on than we realize!