Rebellion

Why does rebellion happen with young adults living with T1D? If you didn’t experience rebellion, why do you think you didn’t? How did you manage your T1D during this time in your life?                

I think rebellion is a part of being a teenager. Every teenager rebels in some way and having  T1D just makes rebelling more challenging for parents to deal with and potentially more dangerous for the teen rebelling. I didn’t rebel as much as others because the Diabetic Education Centre I was (and am) affiliated with had a lot of positive incentives to control my diabetes. I rebelled generally by getting into fights with my parents when I thought they were being over protective but I never purposefully acted in a way that negatively affected my diabetes. 


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In my opinion rebellion should be called growing up. Everyone goes through changes in their teen years, and people with T1D are no different. As I was growing up, I couldn’t see past the everyday things that encompassed my life, so when people would tell me that not caring for my diabetes would have a dangerous effect on my health when I was older, I couldn’t see it. I think that the scare tactics used to try and help me understand possible complications, only made me less in touch with reality.  


~~ ​Anonymous ~~

I think rebellion occurs because everyone gets tired of having to deal with diabetes all the time. Personally I thought if I ignored it, it might go away or work itself out on its own. That definitely was not the case! I didn’t skip meals or do anything drastic, but I would never fill in my logbook or look at how my sugar levels had been lately. I didn’t manage it properly for a few months and my A1C was quite high. After that I realized things needed to change.


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Lets turn type one into type none