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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).
9%
Sometimes it does, and in those moments I feel out of control.
10%
Sometimes it does, but I usually feel like I can put diabetes back in its place.
17%
I think so, but my family doesn't see it that way.
0%
No. So far I have managed to feel like I have control and my child(ren) are not shortchanged.
20%
No more or less than a million other things get in the way of what I want to do for my kids!
13%
Never considered it before. Maybe!
2%
Not quite any of these other answers.
25%
Total votes are 74
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by Lindsey Guerin
Because I wear my Dexcom on my arm, I’ve slowly adjusted to the fact that people will ask me about it. Sometimes it’s the rude and inquisitive “What’s that?” and sometimes it’s somewhat sincere curiosity “Is that a (insert random type of medical device that they assume)?” Sometimes it bothers me more than others depending on how they ask and how they respond once I’ve told them what it is. I have limits to how much myth-busting I want to do in everyday conversation and how much rudeness I can...