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friends of diabetics

Discussion in 'Siblings and Friends' started by Abbie, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Abbie

    Abbie Approved members

    Dec 3, 2011
    hi i'm Abbie. i got diagnosed with diabetes a month ago, and i just found this site today- it is AWESOME! i was wondering: for those of you who are friends of diabetics, how did you feel when they were diagnosed? and how did you learn to deal with it? i was just thinkin about it because i think my friend is having a hard time dealing with me being diabetic, so i wanted to see how others dealt with it:cool:
  2. obtainedmist

    obtainedmist Approved members

    Aug 3, 2010
    Hi there! I'm really glad your found these forums. I'm sorry you have to be here, though.

    Our daughter had some issues with her closest friend. It was a big adjustment and it took a toll on the friendship for a while. On the other hand, another good friend became even closer after diagnosis and that was really nice for her. Hope things get better and better for you!:)
  3. MomofSweetOne

    MomofSweetOne Approved members

    Aug 28, 2011
    My daughter has stayed friends with her non-D friends, but her Type 1 friends are the ones who truly hear her high and low emotions...because they get it. The others care, but they aren't living it.
  4. blufickle

    blufickle Approved members

    Oct 4, 2011
    When I was diagnosed, I was the only type 1 child in my town. It was that way until I was in high school, so I didn't know any other type 1 kids. My best friend didn't look at me as a diabetic, I was me. But then she only knew me as a diabetic. She knew I had diabetes and knew if I acted "goofy" or "funny" to give me candy and if necessary call my parents.

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