This guest post was written by my 12 year old daughter Megan. As a mom I wanted to "tweak" it a bit but this is Megan's real, honest post. I told her to be honest and not worry about my feelings etc so I will leave well enough alone and let you hear Meg's heart about what life is like when you have a diabetic sister.
Having a sister with type one diabetes means both good and bad. Good reasons for a sister with diabetes is you get more candy, you also truly know how much you care and you find more ways to help out around the house. When my sister got diagnosed with diabetes, I cried, I didn’t understand why my mom started getting mad at the slightest things easily. I didn’t understand why my sister got so much attention (I was used to getting a lot of that) but now I get WAY less attention but I have gotten used to it plus as an almost teenager I want nothing to do with my parents I guess I got my wish. Every time my sister used to get on my nerves I used to wish she would die, the day she went to the hospital and almost did I was scared I thought is was my fault for thinking such horrible thoughts, I thought why not me, why didn’t it happen to me. I felt like the worst person in the world but my mom told me over and over it wasn’t my fault I still feel it was a little bit but I cant change what happened and why would I, if this would have never happened i wouldn’t know how much I love my sister and how much I need her even though im the older one.