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Things get really hard sometimes with diabetes and I just want help but all my parents to is tell me what to do instead of helping to do it.My HbA1c is 8.9 and they yell at me but don't help.i hate it

30 Answers
Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995.
South Berwick, ME
Diabetes is a struggle, your family needs to realize sometimes is that there helping is actually hurting they need to step back sometimes. I've been type 1 for 20 years a1c down to 6.6

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Hi**** I'm in QLD and have been diabetic for 13 1/2 years. It's really hard, especially when you're young. Add me if you need to chat or if you have any questions (or need tips)

Midrand, ZAF
That's a good hBa1c!! What do they want from you?! Remind them you did not choose this and you are doing your best. People get diabetic burnout too, where you just wanna give up

Plainfield, IN
Suggest they go w/you to a doctor appt or a diabetes education class. You don't need extra stress.

Pacific Pines, AUS
That's really not a bad hba1c at all. Mine as a teen were between 16-24 for yrs...& part reason I'm sick now! Sounds like they'd benefit from education or talking to a T1 similar in age to themselves?

Werrington County, AUS
Hang in there babe. I've been T1D for 29 yrs. My hbA1C has never been stable. Parents just want the best and sometimes don't realise they are no helping. Xx

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2010.
Dundee, AUS
I would love to have a HbA1c reading like that**** It's an ongoing battle.

supporting a spouse with type 1 diabetes since 1987.
My boyfriend is t1 and I have been doing a lot of reading and finding out as much as I can about t1 diabetes. I try to understand what it is like for him.

supporting a spouse with type 1 diabetes since 1987.
I know sometimes it can be really hard. But it's part of him and I will do anything to be there to support him

Chesterfield Township, NJ
**** How old are you and what country do you live in? My son is T1 since he was 12 now 26. I just became T2 at 60. I'm just beginning to understand everything he has gone through. Tell them to get a monitor and test their blood.