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Type 1 parents of Type 1 kids

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by wkat, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. wkat

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    Does anyone know of any websites or forums for parents who grew up with T1 and now have kids with it? I'm often thinking about the comparisons between when I was young and now and the way things have changed over the yearss. Are there any T1 parents on here who had it as a child?

    Wendy
     
  2. Jeff

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    Wendy,

    I'm happy to create a new section here if there's enough interest.
     
  3. Momof4gr8kids

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    Wendy, My DH has type 1 (since 6yrs old)

    There are quite a few parents with type 1 and spouses of people with type 1 here with kids with type 1.
     
  4. yeswe'rebothD

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    I'm one of those. I'd love a section for parents & kids both with T1. Keep me posted!
     
  5. Sandy's mom

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    My dh has been living with type 1 since he was 9. It's killing him inside that our daughter now has to deal with it. (was dx'd with it 18 days ago).

    I think it would help him to read he's not the only one. People keep saying things to him like "you must really feel like crap giving this to her". I wish those people could trade places with him for just one day...
     
  6. BlessedIAm

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    My DH is type 1 too!

    SandysMom- Wow....what an insensitive thing being said to your DH. :( Unfortunately, it probably won't be the last. ((HUGS))
     
  7. yeswe'rebothD

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    Oh Sandy's Mom, I'm so sorry they've said that to your dh. Please reassure him for us that he did NOT give D to his dd. Our kiddos only have a slight increase in risk over the general population. People who think like that would want to have all diabetics involuntarily sterlized....
     
  8. wkat

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    Oh. My. Goodness. Of course your husband feels like crap, but people are so stupid to assume that he should be feeling this way, b/c he shouldn't. I assume they're trying to be helpful or empathic or something, but it's just moronic. I can't tell you of the crushing inexplicable guilt I felt for some months when I found out my son was positive for three antibodies. It's mostly gone now. My son may end up with some other condition from my side of the family that I don't have, but have passed on through genes. My son is also a wonderful person and will be okay. Have your husband tell people that he was given a 7% chance of passing it on, or whatever it was. The chances that a woman will have breast cancer sometime in her life are around 20/25% from what I've read. Perhaps we should stop procreating. Hang in there. Sending good thoughts to your husband.

    Wendy
    T1 33 years
    4 y.o dxed early onset T1
     
  9. wkat

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    Thanks, Jeff. It doesn't sound like there are that many people interested. I guess the couple of us who are could email offline.

    Wendy
     

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