i see that all siblings fight. its true, me and my brother fight all the time...but what i realize is that sometimes with another sibling in the house (especially younger ones) it can be a little overwhelming to the sibling to see the diabetic sibling getting ALL the attention. when a kid is first diagnosed, the parents tend to worry a lot and want everything to be in order and under perfect control. and the parents start to focus on that most of the time and work...so they dont really have time to sit and actually PLAY and INTERACT with the other sibling. and most of the time the other sibling gets jealous (its normal. all the atention is focused on the diabetic) and starts to act up.
my brother got very jealous because my mom was always focused on... if i was feeling right,my doctor appointments,what time i had to do my shot,my snacks,counting my carbs,etc. and my dad worked a lot. trying to get insurance,and focusing on me. also my dad was very tired most of the time. he was very stressed with all the work and situation we were all in. and in that year that i got diagnosed a lot of other things were going on.. my brother was dealing with a bad case of asthma, our house had mold in it, we had to move,me catching up with school work,also that year we were having financial problems. so a lot was going on. it was very stressful to everyone. so to be the sibling of a diabetic is hard... the diabetic may have to do the shots...but the sibling can be worried an maybe jealous of the attention... well see ya!