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If you are a parent with diabetes, do you find that diabetes gets in the way of your parenting?
Yes. Too often diabetes takes away the attention I want to give my child(ren).
 
Sometimes it does, and in those moments I feel out of control.
 
Sometimes it does, but I usually feel like I can put diabetes back in its place.
 
I think so, but my family doesn't see it that way.
 
No. So far I have managed to feel like I have control and my child(ren) are not shortchanged.
 
No more or less than a million other things get in the way of what I want to do for my kids!
 
Never considered it before. Maybe!
 
Not quite any of these other answers.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
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