I've read several posts in several categories and I'm curious how many member with Diabetes themselves have a child with Diabetes too? I thought I had it "all together" with my own Diabetes and turns out my original "elder" doctor that I'd always seen for my condition may have been as behind in the times as I was (still am really). I know squat to be honest and am finding that since my daughter was diagnosed there is soooo much I've missed in my own treatment. So, now I'm more scared than ever, it was hard enough dealing with my own disease but now that I have a child with it I'm terrified all over again, not just for her but for myself too. I wonder if some of the "side effects of Diabetes" I suffer from could have been prevented. I'm definetely changing my own outlook about it as I learn along side my daughter now, but I feel guilty that I was not educated enough to be the teacher and not the student sitting next to her. I really do thank God for this website and all the wonderful members that have so much information that they are sharing. I dreaded every minute from the thought of moving to a new state up to the minute it was over. Had we not moved though we wouldn't have had to find new physicians and I wouldn't have found out that I've been going about it all wrong for years now. As for my daughter, she's a trooper and just keeps plugging along and takes all the rules and diet changes and medications so well without complaint and is elated beyond words when her blood sugar is within normal range, but panic's when its over the edge. I have so many other conditions because of the diabetes and my worst fear is that since she is only 7 she will have other conditions because of it so much sooner in life then what I have. I know its a disease that can be controlled but so much has happened to me since diagnosed soon after her birth I'm truly stressed over the "what if's" for her. Do any of you have a child that has Diabetes same as you? What are you coping mechanisms? I know its wrong to think so far into the future and fear the worst but its always there in the back of my mind and with each high blood sugar reading she gets i panic a little more. There are no support groups in my area and not for nearly 100miles from where we now live so I consider you all my support group if that's alright.
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