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Aged 16 and looking for people to talk to:)

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by diabetic0312, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. New2T1D

    New2T1D Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    What happened with your friends Beth?
     
  2. beth2002

    beth2002 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Okay, I'm currently preparing for my GCSEs for next year and I can understand how stressful it would be, if he would talk to me that would be nice but if he doesn't feel comfortable that's also fine, I'm new to this forum thing so I don't really know how it works either. My friends aren't friends anymore they decide it is acceptable to leave me out of social gatherings just because of my diabetes and sometimes poke fun at it, teenagers aren't usually very accepting at the best of times anyway but I suppose having diabetes makes you more mature because you have more of a responsibility
     
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  3. New2T1D

    New2T1D Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I agree that it makes you mature and resilient. At my son's school, there is a school nurse who spoke to the form class last November, when he was diagnosed. She basically said she'd not tolerate any teasing or negative comments and if she heard of anything, the people concerned would have her to answer to. She's amazing.... But the close friends were subtle and under the radar. He heard them talking about him on Xbox and then was really upset that they'd been mean and then were nice the next day. There was also teasing. Then, although he was sad at first, he dropped the "friends" and stopped talking to them. I was so proud that he had the strength to do that, even when it hurt. I was really upset too, because I thought they were lovely boys. Some friends have been better. But this kind of things is very tough at your age, as you're fighting hormones and all kinds, as well as having to get to grips with the social side of life - all while managing blood sugars that won't seem to behave. Keep in touch Beth - if you're on Facebook, he might be happier connecting that way. xxx
     
  4. New2T1D

    New2T1D Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    And stay strong. You are coping with something big, which makes you amazing and inspirational. I feel very humbled by you all, who deal with what you do, day in, day out. It will give you skills others will never learn.
     
  5. beth2002

    beth2002 Type 1 · Newbie

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    That's lovley that the school has such a nice nurse. Children can be unnecessarily rude and nasty and think nothing of it and that's just how it is I guess. Unfortunately I don't have Facebook but I have snapchat and twitter if that's any help xx
     
  6. jjielingg

    jjielingg Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello!! I'm Michelle and I'm from Malaysia !! We are the same age!! Was diagnosed 5 years ago !! I'm looking for friends who can understand how I really feel and feel free to chat !! ☺️
    ichelle
     
  7. Lulu9101112

    Lulu9101112 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 18 and been diabetic type 1 since 7yrs old. So feel free if you want to chat.
     
  8. ryan.baker123

    ryan.baker123 Type 1 · Newbie

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  9. beth2002

    beth2002 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I sent you a message check them
     
  10. AashnaKB_

    AashnaKB_ Type 1 · Member

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    Hi, I am also a 16 year old T1D, diagnosed around 7 years ago, and I would love to get to know more diabetics our age so feel free to chat :)
     
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