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A guide to parents written by a teenage diabetic

Discussion in 'Stickies' started by ErictheFerret, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. frizzyrazzy

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    I'd be more concerned with how you'd keep your meter dry.

    What a great post! Its good to hear from someone who's there and living with this.
     
  2. Hollyb

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    Yeah, this is really good. I'm sure my son would agree with it all.
     
  3. Boo

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    Thanks for the perspective. My son is 12 and I'm sure would agree with everything you have said. Do you absolutely hate it when your mom tells perfect strangers that you have D? I am very guilty of this, and though my son has never said anything about it, I think he probably hates it, so I'm going to try to stop announcing it to the world! (I think I do this since I'm so proud of him for dealing with it on a daily basis)
     
  4. Mary Lou

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    Well done!!

    Thank you for sharing!
     
  5. Brensdad

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    Amy and I have already discussed what to do when Emma's a teenager. We've decided it's not allowed.
     
  6. zeb'smom

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    If you figure out how to keep them from growing up please let me know, it's going too fast.

    Eric, wonderful post and so important for us parents. I hope Zeb has such a good (yet honest) attitude in another 10/12 years.

    Robyn
     
  7. mariaweber

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    Thanks--that was well said

    Thanks Eric. My 11-year-old daughter agrees with you on every point. I think this is an excellent reminder for all parents.
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I read this to Jacob. He is 12 and I wanted to know how he related your tips with how I handle his D.

    #1. I evidently groan with high numbers. I will try not to from now on. I blame myself most of the time and I usually ask him if he has eaten something he has not told me about. Sometimes he has and sometimes not.

    Number 1 seems to be the only one he thinks I have a "problem" with, so I must be doing pretty good. :)
     
  9. hrtmom3

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    What GREAT reminders. Thanks, Eric
     
  10. ErictheFerret

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    Sorry for not responding earlier. I was grounded :( still am.
     
  11. kiwikid

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    Have you shown your parents the great stuff you have written on this site? And at least you still have computer access :D
     
  12. ErictheFerret

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    Awesome I'm not grounded anymore!
     
  13. ErictheFerret

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    Not yet. But I will soon. Thanks.
     
  14. kevin@diabetech.net

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    I vote that your post becomes the oath for all CWD parents and it gets a permanent spot on the Home page of CWD. Great job of communicating your thoughts to all of us who need to be reminded from time to time.
     
  15. ErictheFerret

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    Thanks! I'm glad you appreciate it!
     
  16. ErictheFerret

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    Wow! Almost 1,000 views!
     
  17. Mom2Madi

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    Eric,

    This was just excellent - I'm so glad you took the time to share that with us parents. My daughter is 11. As time has gone on I stopped groaning and panicking with the numbers but I'm still guilty about being obsessive about the preparation and sometimes nagging about the exercise. So thank you for pointing those things out and it made me feel good to see I do most of the other stuff. :)
     
  18. MLH

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    I'm guilty of an occasional groan!:( I promise no more. I am printing your list and putting it some place safe! Thank you for taking the time to post this.:D
     
  19. ErictheFerret

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    Awesome over 1,000 posts!
     
  20. ErictheFerret

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    Bump of safety!
     

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