Thank you for your response to My Peace Corp question. I will be excited to share this with Rebecca. Before her diagnosis, this girl had plans!!! She was selecting her schools and major by what she thought would be most useful to serve. She didn't mind that a school may be away from home. She was very enthusiastic over the process and felt confidence in her direction.
It is different now. She is quiet. She doesn't talk about going to school. She doesn't want to visit campuses. Had to convince her to even take her SAT. All she will say is "she doesn't want to grow up". I think there is alot going on under that quiet face, but I don't know what it is. When I told her that I was going to email the Peace Corp and find out what affect diabetes would have on someone being accepted, she did not want me to do this. She said that if they told her she couldn't, that would be just one more thing to be stolen from her. Kind of shocked me because I didn't know that was how she was feeling.
One other question for you. Again, before her diagnosis, Becca had been eating as a vegetarian with occaisional fish. Her reasons for choosing this were varied. But she was doing a good job of balancing her nutrients and we supported her diet. When she came home from the hospital, we were all overwhelmed. I asked her if she would eat the diet I was most familiar with and would be able to assist her in learning carb counting and portion yada yada. She agreed and we have become pretty good with carbs. She mentioned yesterday that she was ready to return to eating as a vegetarian. I think we can handle that, but I wondered if you might have any suggestions. If having diabetes has any particular considerations that you can share with us.
Again thanks for your reply,