SIBLINGS

Brothers and sisters may not like the sudden focus on the child with diabetes – Why all the fuss? Why do we have to rush home for injections? Why do we have to worry about food all the time? Your child with diabetes may well take advantage of this.

Brothers and sisters who previously had no axe to grind may suddenly find one. If they thought their brother or sister were the favourite prior to having diabetes, this may add to the problem.

Brothers and sisters may fear that they will be loved less and pushed to one side in favour of the child with diabetes.

Brothers and sisters may worry that they might get diabetes.

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