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Questions I get tired of answering (my daughter has had type 1 diabetes for 5 years)
Q: Did your daughter get diabetes because she ate too much sugar?
A: NO. She has an autoimmune disease and her pancreas doesn't work right (their eyes glaze over b/c they pretty much don't understand what I'm saying).
Q: Your daughter will grow out of it right?
A: NO. Until there's a cure, her situation won't change. Take insulin, take blood sugar, repeat.
Q: Can she eat that (donut, cake, ice cream, whatever)??
A: YES. As long as she boluses insulin, we estimate the carbs, and (our personal choice) her blood sugar at this moment isn't over 400.
Q: Have you tried ___ or ___ or ___ (natural remedy), because that cured so and so's diabetes?
A: Um no, until her pediatric endocrinologist or someone completely reputable recommends ___ we're going to keep dosing insulin thank you very much.
I know I'm not alone in these questions or the answers. :)