Another irony is this teenager is "stepping up" to good health & longevity.. The "mom" has a blinkered view. The "future" has as much a duty as the past does in its investment to it.. As an aside. I have an elderly "T1 mom" with the onset of all the mind stuff that comes on with old age.. I take it all in my stride. She's no more a pain in the arse to me, than I was to her back in the day! If she wants the "truth" I tell her straight.. Though unfortunately I have to repeat it like a mantra some days, drawing different analogies to keep it interesting all round.