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Being a mom to someone with diabetes:

I have Diabetes 3 – Type 3 diabetes… I live with someone with Type 1 Diabetes! 🙂

Yes, I live with somebody with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. I am the mother of an 18 year old, very active son, with diabetes. I am the one in charge of the shopping and the cooking! Therefore I know EVERYTHING!! The ups and the downs!

I am with him and Diabetes…. without the insulin!

– Marina Conradie

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  1. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

  2. Jenni Jenni

    Know how you feel Marina.My son is nearly 14 – had D1 since the age of 2. As much as I try to hand over the responsibility, I find I still have to monitor all the time. He went off to a hockey match last night without any testing strips!

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