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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
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...