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Jcooney, I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was a teenageer and for a while, I just didn't want to think about it. I would refuse to measure my glucose when my parents weren't around, and it would take about 15 minuites before I would let my Dad anywhere near me with a needle (I wasn't ready to inject myself). I think it was part of the 'wanting to be like everyone else and not have something that makes me different.'

I'm still struggling with my levels which are higher than I would like them to be, and I've been a diabetic for 10 years now. I have anxieties which don't help, and have the beginning of a complication from my bad control in my stomach.

I'm sure she will come around and realise that she has to be a bit stricter with herself - I did/am! Does she have any friends her age who have diabetes? That's one of the hardest things, not having someone who is your age and understands. Finding her a friend maybe who has good control could be an inspiration for her. I've met people who have good control, and I strive to get good results because of them. If they can do it, so can I!

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