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Type 1 Diabetic from 11 to 33

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Blueberrypanda, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. Blueberrypanda

    Blueberrypanda New Member

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    I thought it may be interesting for parents of children diagnosed with type 1 to hear about what it is like to get that diagnosis as a child. Fatima Shahzad is now 33 and tells what it was like in this interview to hear the news, how she tried to protect her parents by being strong, the things she missed out on as a child, the life decisions including career that have been changed by diabetes, the misconceptions people have about it and the coping mechanisms she recommends others use to deal with it. If your child is going through what she went through it may help you to understand them better:
     

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