Our daughter was put on insulin last week and I know it worries her sick,she has been to all the classes and watched the videos but when you sit down and have to inject yourself perhaps for the rest of your life it can seem daunting,I am lucky because I have my own Angel who looks after me and sometimes kicks me in the backside figuratley speaking when I let myself go get depressed or just have a mood on me,but some folks have no one to turn too and no one's shoulder to lean on in times of doubt.
I have been a bit hard on my daughter telling her to cut out bad things cakes puddings you know what I mean I feel awful because I could see her walking ther same road as me and wanted her to avoid the pitfalls I have come across,i love my daughter to bits but she has got to insulin far quicker than I did and I woory about her,it is times like this when family should be there to hlep not critise or in some cases totally ignore the person in need,never thought I would say that but it is going on in our family right now how sad can you get.
Our daughteris intelligent and is second to none but in life we all need a helping hand and when something like diabetes raises it's head it should be everyone pullimng to gether for you never know where the beast will next strike.

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Comment by Corinna on February 13, 2013 at 9:51pm

Twiddlemthumbs, you're right looking ahead to a lifetime of anything can be daunting. That's why the "one day at a time" mantra can be so helpful.

But more importantly, your daughter has you. And you clearly love her very much. It's that kind of support that will help the both of you get through this.

When I had to start taking insulin I was lucky enough to have Emily Coles give me a gadget called Inject Ease. It's a spring-loaded contraption that inserts the needle in my skin. With it giving myself a shot is no worse than pricking my finger to check my BG.

BTW, I don't get paid for mentioning Inject Ease. :)

Comment by catlover on February 16, 2013 at 9:43am

HI Twiddle.....- I am sure with support from you and other members of your family, your daughter will come around to successful D control. Perhaps, suggest that she join TuD, she will certainly get T-2 info and support from our members just like you have. As an aside, my 2 cats look exactly like the pic of your cats.


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