So, I found out that in my town of Pacifica, CA that they have a surf group of T1 Diabetics for Youth and Teens. While I think this is a great idea, I feel left out because I'm a T1, love to surf, however am no longer a yout or teen. Why can't they open it to all T1's instead of limiting it to just youth and teens? Or why not make one for Adults too? But, I asked them why they couldn't make a group for adults and they used the excuse that there wouldn't be enough members. Well how would they know? Have they tried it? Did they take a survey? So I asked them if they could then just make it a group for ALL T1s instead and they said that then the youth would not feel "special" enough to stay. WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT MEAN?!
Arrgghhh! So frustrated. Why does T1 only get focused on children. What happens when those children grow up?! What, people think they grow out of their diabetes?! I don't get it...why are we, as adults, left out of the picture for T1 Diabetes?