Hi to all

loopyloo

Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Parent
I am new to this site as my daughter was diagnosed less than 3 weeks ago. As she says 'nice xmas present!'. Having said that, is there ever really a good time to be diagnosed?. Anyway she turned 13yrs a couple of months ago. She appears to be coping with it and accepting it all very well. (could all change though). When she was diagnosed all the doctors kept telling her how lucky she was that I had caught it so early. She was still very well and had even been at school that day, her BM was 26.3 on admission. As a nurse (paediatric) I know that I did catch it very early but when my mother head comes into play I keep feeling like I should have caught it even earlier.
I sometimes feel as though she is coping with it better than me as I still get days/times when I just want to cry. I am so proud of her she has been doing all her own Bms and insulin from the morning after her admission.
I think the fact that we have had to and do still have to spend quite a bit of time over our younger son medically and now my daughter may have something to do with it. I feel like I am never off duty as a nurse. Never mind that is parenthood. Sorry for going on. hope to chat to other parents and learn important info from these boards.
 

kojack

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
What a mature and sensible young Lady she is.
Many years since I had children that age, but it is so easy to fail to recognise that they are young adults who in some cultures would probably be parents themselves.
You both know it won't go away but with care can be controlled.
Be a loving Mum and leave your nurse at work.
 

diagonall

Banned
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I am new to this site as my daughter was diagnosed less than 3 weeks ago. As she says 'nice xmas present!'. Having said that, is there ever really a good time to be diagnosed?. Anyway she turned 13yrs a couple of months ago. She appears to be coping with it and accepting it all very well. (could all change though). When she was diagnosed all the doctors kept telling her how lucky she was that I had caught it so early. She was still very well and had even been at school that day, her BM was 26.3 on admission. As a nurse (paediatric) I know that I did catch it very early but when my mother head comes into play I keep feeling like I should have caught it even earlier.
I sometimes feel as though she is coping with it better than me as I still get days/times when I just want to cry. I am so proud of her she has been doing all her own Bms and insulin from the morning after her admission.
I think the fact that we have had to and do still have to spend quite a bit of time over our younger son medically and now my daughter may have something to do with it. I feel like I am never off duty as a nurse. Never mind that is parenthood. Sorry for going on. hope to chat to other parents and learn important info from these boards.
Hiya, and welcome to the forums.
It does sound as if you have a plateful at the moment :eek: I suspect your daughter is coping better than you too :) Kids are very resilient. Mum's are born to worry. My Mum still worries about me, yet I have had diabetes since 1965. Sending you a big ((((((((((((((hug)))))))))))))
 

angel30eyes

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Mum's worrying

Your very loving and caring to your daughter and should be proud, i was diagnosed this year at 35 and my mum said 'it's not like it can kill you' and 'stop treating it like a death sentence' and when i was taken in to hospital with DKA she said 'oh well its nothing to worry about' and no she wasn't saying it to make me feel better, so you go ahead and worry honey and i would love a mum like you :)
 

loopyloo

Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Parent
Angel
Your mum sounds abit like mine. When she was told she just said that hers (type 2) had kicked back in again as she had been put back on metformin. i have not really heard from her since. She hasn't been over to see us despite the fact we only live about 4 miles away. I have had more care and support from my friends and collegues. Even both my grandmothers who are in their 80's and live the otherside of london have been in contact.
We have type 2 in the famly quite a bit but no type 1 until now. i have heard via 2 sources that my mothers comment was 'well now me and my hubby will have to start thinking about loosing weight'. Shows she has not noticed that I have already lost nearly 3 stone since May. (well I had before xmas anyway. LOL) Glad I have found a supportive site like this.
Thanks for all the lovely welcome messages.
 
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