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  1. Sysy
    Sysy May 29, 2012 at 6:30 am | | Reply

    This is a great post. There aren’t many like it out there because we tend to see children bouncing back so quickly from everything. I think I got depressed as early as 12. And it didn’t appear the way it did many years later, I was just much more moody and irritable. Looking back I can understand how my parents didn’t notice, after all this moodiness coincided with the time of becoming a teenager so it seemed perfectly normal. However, there were some things that I did which were out of character and I think that’s important to note in children. I also said I was happy and that diabetes was under control and so it was hard to tell I wasn’t well. Truly a challenging aspect of raising a child with diabetes.

  2. John
    John May 29, 2012 at 7:55 am | | Reply

    I was diagnosed at 12 years of age and have been depressed ever since.. This is an insidious illness that is depressing and the more educated you get about all its negative impacts the worse life becomes… Then, once you start to experience the negative side effects to T1 and people try to be so positive it sends me in the other direction… Living with diabetes isn’t really worth it but the alternative sucks too……. This disease sucks and people need to be honest about it…

  3. Aliza
    Aliza January 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm | | Reply

    I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was just six years old and now the depression is rolling in. I know that it is very important to take care of diabetes, but sometimes I just want to burst out in tears! Well let’s just hope that the cure comes soon and that camp Sweeney helps me this summer! :-)

  4. Aliza
    Aliza January 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm | | Reply

    im not sure if depression is here in my life or if diabetes is just really hard to handle… my parents said that it might just be my trouble with making friends and moving because of the military so many times… i just can’t see what it is….perhaps positive impact on my life will get the true story out.

  5. Cyynthia Rucker
    Cyynthia Rucker June 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm | | Reply

    Need young counselor for teenager near St. Louis MO, can anyone help me. A1C 10.2, noncompliant, depressed, will not listen to mom or dad. I know there is someone out their that can refer someone for my neice, thanks

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