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Child with Diabetes - Venting
nlmoore posted:
I am the single parent who now 8 year child was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 6 months ago. My life has since been turned upside down and inside out. However, life was it is no longer and there is nothing that anyone can do. My daughter was the best thing that ever happened to me. Her father left me as soon as he found out I was pregnant, I guess that was his true color, the one thing he never mentioned during his every 2 year visit was that DIABETES runs in his family. For any single parent who does not like their child's mother or father her one for you, he knew my daughter was in the PICU for 36 hours hooked up to machines to keep her alive. Believe it or not her father never showed up, and when he called me 6 weeks after she got out of the hospital, he told me the reason he did not come was because it was my fault.

I love my child with all my heart and soul, but at this point in our lives I truly feel that we are being punished. it just seems that with Type 1 diabetics when they are in the first year/year and a half it is very hard on their physical and mental well being. it takes a toll on the mind, body and everything in between. It is the hardest thing to see your child in so much pain every single day of her life. My child's pain increases my stress level and my pain level by about 100 million and that is no exaggeration.

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