Ode to Parents of Children with Diabetes
By Ginger Vieira
“I don’t have any children—especially any children living with type 1 diabetes. I live with Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease myself, since I was 13 (today, I’m merely 28 but the anxiety of eventually turning “30” into an “old woman” increases daily). In the many years I’ve been chatting with, writing for, presenting to, and working with all kinds of people with all kinds of diabetes, I have developed a personal theory that I’m only more certain of after recently spending another weekend surrounded by families raising children with diabetes: raising a child with diabetes seems significantly more stressful than living with it myself.”
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