I’m new here and new to diabetes. I was diagnosed last week with type 2 diabetes. My BS was 15.
My problem is my 5 year old daughter. How do I tell her? I’m afraid I’m going to scare her. She has only met one other person with diabetes, her fathers cousin. she had type 1 and died only 15 years old from her diabetes. My daughter knows why she died and that it was her diabetes that killed her. So in her mind diabetes in 100% fatal. I don’t want to scare her and I don’t want her to think her mommy is going to die.
Any advice as to what words to use? I really, really, REALLY dont want her to be scared.