Today I went to see my doctor for the fisrt time since I was at the hospital for a week and was told I have T1. I had asked my mother all week to come with me so we both could get more information. She has it in her head that I don't I don't have diabetes and shouldn't be injecting myself. I was trying not to stress myself out today but I couldn't help but cry. It's hard to not have support from your parents...when you need them the most. I know it's a big change but I'm trying to learn and do what I have to do so I can live and be around longer. I did have my younger sister go with me which made me happy so see she cared. I'm sorry...I needed to let it out my chest. Thanks for listening!!!
i have had this awful dieease for 31 years.
I agree your mom is in denial. I agree you have to do whatever you have to to take care of yourself. I am so happy you got your support anyway and I think your kid sister rules.
here's my thought: it is an abject horror to find out your baby is sick. as a parent all you worry and care about is the welfare of your children. to find out suddenly that one of your kids is sick, with an incurable disease, can be too much. You may retreat and believe it's a dream, it isn't real, and it is going to go away because there is a desperation that parents go through when they find out they cannot help their child no matter what they do or how hard they try.
here's another thought - it is common for your insulin requirements to be ZERO or almost zero after a short time on insulin - it's called a honeymoon. Your body can make insulin on it's own for 2 weeks to a year. This will reinforce your mom's belief that it's going to go away. Since you seem to have your head screwed on a bit tighter than she does =) I just wanted to tell you. The honeymoon can be a cruel, misleading time in your near future. Control can be effortless too, just long enough for you to believe everything is great and it's easy, and then it starts to get harder. no worries, you can do it, and we can help you good luck Anamarys