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Offline tlcmon

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19yo T1, daughter wants to move away
« on: November 26, 2013, 10:49:24 PM »
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  • Hi All,

    I am new to board and need help. My 19 yo is planning on moving to CA in the Spring for her career. No family there, we are East Coast.  I was planning on following eventually, but need to stay here and work while she establishes herself. Not sure how to make this work.

    What if she gets sick? She will have a roommate, but she has so many lows and diabetes is so tricky. I am a nervous wreck thinking about her being so far away.
    If she was going to college, I would feel a bit better.

    Any ideas, advice???

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    Re: 19yo T1, daughter wants to move away
    « Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 12:32:16 AM »
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  • What would be different if she were going to college?  What does she do for herself now?  What does she need help with?  Could you set up a system that would make you both feel more secure?  A check-in system or something?

    Obviously she's technically an adult now and CAN do whatever she wants. 

    good luck!
    Angela- Mom to S- 8/9/04 (dx 5/4/11)  G- 6/4/08 and L- 4/3/12 and W- 3/18/15

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    Re: 19yo T1, daughter wants to move away
    « Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 07:29:04 AM »
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  • How long has she had d?  Can you get a dexcom cgm?  That would be HUGE for my piece of mind in your situation.
    Mom to - Jordan 22, Grant (19 dx 9/17/09 MM Revel 6/1/10), Brett 16

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    Re: 19yo T1, daughter wants to move away
    « Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 08:07:26 AM »
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  • Things are always scared when our kids move away, diabetes just makes it that much harder.  Have you talked with her about the real fears you have for her?  Is the roommate a friend that can assist her with lows?  It might also be a good thing to scout out an endo and make an appt. ahead of time, that way she has that support in place if needed.
    Hugs, so hard to have our fly from the nest. 

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    Re: 19yo T1, daughter wants to move away
    « Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 10:18:39 PM »
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  • I wouldn't even know how to calm the nerves... I stress over my non-d kids growing up as much as my one with d. My oldest went all the way to Japan after joining the not only did he refuse to listen about not growing up, he out to see the world while he does it.

    Maybe a check in system...a text in the mornings or something. You're always a text or a phone call away... I'm geographically separated from family bc of the army...but if I needed my mom she would be on the first plane to me.

    Were you thinking of moving out there too?

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