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Your Feelings

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Juliana1245, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Juliana1245

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    How did you first feel when you found out your son or daughter had been diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes ?
     
  2. Debdebdebby13

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    Devastated, hopeless, angry. I felt like our whole way of life had to change and nothing was ever going to be the same. I was scared DD was going to have terrible complications because I have a t1d uncle and he just had a kidney transplant and has had several toes amputated, many eye surgeries etc.

    I now know that many of my initial fears were unfounded because things are very different now than when my uncle was a child. I still feel angry sometimes, even after a year, but mostly we have all adjusted to having a child with t1d.
     
  3. Juliana1245

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    I totally understand you ((hugs)) it must have been very frustrating and hard but atleast now you mind has changed and you have had a lot of experiences with your child so all is well and good :)
     
  4. Lee

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    Hey - can you add a signature so parents know that you are 15 and your diagnosis info? We parents tend to respond differently to a teen versus a grown-up.

    For example, I would never tell my 14 year old that I hate D and it is awful, but I would vent to other parents.
     
  5. mmc51264

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    I didn't feel much right away. It's some of the little things that come up, when you realize that your child is going to have problems HIS WHOLE LIFE. That's when I get really down. I had to have a psychologist explain that is grieving when you realize these things. Zach was dx 6 1/2 years ago and there are still things that catch me off guard. At least I can can recognize them now. It is still hard.
     
  6. danielsmom

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    I was depressed..crying...feeling bad for myself...wondering how the "hell" I was going to do it...when it was my son I had to think about not me...hubby asked after a week, "are you getting out of bed or what?" I wanted to just disappear, hoping I would wake up from the nightmare......Move along one year...We are running along as normal....yes we need to be more cautious and always plan with d in mind...but I know now life with d is livable and doable...and plan on keeping it that way so my son will grow and continue his road to a good life!
     
  7. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    I'd appreciate this as well
     

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