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  1. anonlurkermom
    anonlurkermom May 6, 2010 at 8:46 am | | Reply

    rats. another book I should have written! that said, the author/mom is way, way wrong about retirement as a virtual pancreas for her son. adolescent hormones, more intense sports, rebellion, exhaustion, and frustrations are combining just around the corner in middle and high school. and then there’s college and wanting to be one of the boys … I’m still in the middle of my journey, but ask the parents of the DOC members diagnoised as kids, I don’t think it ever ends. ever. so amy, while I get your jealousy, temper it a little, it’s not a true vacation.

  2. Cliff Saunders
    Cliff Saunders May 6, 2010 at 11:14 am | | Reply

    Good post Amy. I am glad you are focussing on the day to day ‘problems’ of the Diabetic and corralling the data into one website.

    I am going to send your article to a newly diagnosed friend of mine.

    Thanks,

    Cliff

  3. Vanessa
    Vanessa May 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm | | Reply

    I agree…It never ends. And any parent of a child with diabetes would give up their “temporary” role and trade places with their child in a heartbeat.

  4. Joan
    Joan May 7, 2010 at 9:42 am | | Reply

    ditto anonlurkermom and Vanessa!

  5. Vicki Cutshall
    Vicki Cutshall May 10, 2010 at 5:03 am | | Reply

    I turned 50 this year (40 years with Type I diabetes too, since it was diagnosed on my 10th birthday!). My mother is nearing 75. She still says, “Oh, you don’t want to eat that. It’s not worth the insulin.” She watched those crazy years in my teens with trepidation, as you say. We both emerged without too much difficulty. It’s phenomenal as an adult to still be lucky enough to have someone who knows my ENTIRE life experience with diabetes. I don’t have to explain anything–she knows. She’s been there. Mother’s Day is a great day for me to share my thanks for her help. She’s still my little back-up pancreas when I get complacent.

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