I agree that it's healthier to eat better, but at the same time, you really don't know what it feels like to have diabetes. It's oppressing. Every day of your life, you have to think about how you are going to go exercise that day, even if you are sick and can barely make it out of bed. You have to figure out how you are going to eat low carb, even if your friends are eating high carb in front of you or you are on a restricted diet because you just had surgery. When normal people get sick, they get to eat crackers and soup. Diabetics don't. It's way too high carb and our diabetes is already completely out of control because our blood sugar gets higher whenever we are sick.
You don't ever just have a normal day.
Think of the strictest diet you have ever been on in your life. You eventually went off of that diet, right? You didn't die when you went off it, did you?
Being a diabetic means that you not only have to be on that diet forever but that every moment you stray even slightly off of it, you are killing yourself. Not only that but all your friends and family are going to remind you of this fact.
You can't ever eat a sandwich without guilt because you're always thinking about how you could have used one bread slice instead of two. And even when you use that one, you are thinking about how even one bread slice means you have to take medicine for it, so it would have been even better if you used zero.
You can't go on holidays without feeling miserable because people are timing the meals wrong and you have to eat exactly at certain times or your blood sugar might suffer and you can't eat what everyone else is eating.
If you want your daughter to eat better, then you go on a diabetic diet, too, and exercise every day. Not only will it take that bad food out of the house, so that she can't eat it, but it will also show you how it feels to be diabetic. Because there's always a ton of people to lecture, but not a ton of people who are actually doing anything.
Sorry if this sounds a little bitter. I am feeling a little bitter today.