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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).
8%
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.
26%
Total votes are 73
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by Nicole Purcell
I had a bad one last night. A scary low bloodsugar that reminded me just how tenuous diabetes makes my existence. I hate those. I hate the feeling that I'm anything less than a strong, capable woman. Diabetes, like a sledge hammer to the knees, has a way of hobbling the confidence I have in my health, strength and well-being. It is both frustrating and disheartening. It's 2:00 am and a good friend called from their third shift job because they needed someone. Just...