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Type 1 Diabetes => General Diabetes Discussion => Topic started by: gsmama on December 17, 2015, 07:53:54 PM

Title: Two families dx'd this week.
Post by: gsmama on December 17, 2015, 07:53:54 PM
One is a kid of a skater. Another is a boy in Giovanni's school.
I've reached out to both. One is hospitalized. The other is watching numbers before insulin.
When should I reach out again?
I don't want to scare them, they are kind of in that denial phase where they just don't get the magnitude.
Title: Re: Two families dx'd this week.
Post by: Bernadette on December 17, 2015, 09:25:07 PM
Let them know you are available to them and hopefully they will come to you. Sorry as always to hear of any new dx
Title: Re: Two families dx'd this week.
Post by: MommyAngela on December 17, 2015, 11:53:59 PM
Ugh. And right in the midst of holidays. Will be praying for the families and for YOU. I know how hard it is when people you know are dx'd.

Might be worth giving them a "frequently eaten for the holidays" carb list and then let them come to you when they are ready.
Title: Re: Two families dx'd this week.
Post by: SarahMay on December 18, 2015, 08:29:04 AM
^^^ What they said.  <hug>
Title: Re: Two families dx'd this week.
Post by: KaelynsMom on December 18, 2015, 09:59:03 AM
Just letting them know you are there for them- whether it's tomorrow or a year from now.

It took me a disgustingly long time to come out of that denial phase.

 <hug>
Title: Re: Two families dx'd this week.
Post by: stefaniemsmith1 on December 18, 2015, 07:44:38 PM
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Title: Re: Two families dx'd this week.
Post by: shannon on December 22, 2015, 11:26:54 AM
I would wait on them now. You reached out, and they probably have you stored as a contact now. My mind space was so out of whack when Sammy was dx that I could not even talk to the parents of other type 1"s that the hospital sent to me until about 2 months afterwards. You're a good person. I am sure you will be a great resource to them when they do reach out.