April is Stress Awareness Month and we’d like to know how different stressful situations impact your blood sugar. Please select any of the following statements that you feel apply to you.
My diabetic son was diagosed in Jr. High School at the age of 13. Once he felt comfortable in doing his own injections, he wanted to be independent. At the age of 14, he went on an insulin pump and wanted to work those buttons by himself……and so he did. The school nurse helped him with the testing at lunchtime and the carb counts came from the cafeteria, and all of his extra supplies were kept in her keeping. He is now 33 years of age, married, and totally independent of his old Mom. I still worry about my diabetic son, but I worry about all of my children and grandchildren too. This virus has shaken the world and is still has a grip with the mutations, and the J & J vaccine taken off the market doesn’t help peace of mind.
This is an interesting question. I do not have kids so I cannot answer to that.
However, I was diagnosed with T1D at age 8. My parents divorced when I was 7, my mom had custody and she worked full-time. My mom was a dance teacher and choreographer. Our babysitters were teenage and young adult college age students of hers. She also hired a housekeeper two days a week, and we spent Saturdays with my dad and his sister who had three kids of her own around the same age as me and my brother.
At the time I was diagnosed, my creative and resourceful choreographer mom asked her students, friends, colleagues, and relatives for help and support in raising me and my brother. Aside from immediate family relatives, several talented and creative people rallied to her side and came on board to learn the essential responsibilities of taking care of an active and creative child with diabetes. They were all wonderful and caring people and I was safe and well cared for throughout childhood.
NA, no children with diabetes. But my parents had different people watching us kids. My parents just trained those people on what to look for and what to do. There was never any problems.
If you have a child with T1D, which of the following people do/did you feel comfortable with babysitting your child? Select all that apply to you! Cancel reply
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I do not have a biological child.