I am diabetic, my twin sister isn't.
She told my mom that she is jealous of my disease because she thinks it gets me more attention. It has kind of caused a problem with our relationship.
I don't like that I get more attention. I know she's right, but I was always the shy introverted one and I feel like I am constantly being watched by my parents. I know it is just because they care, but it can be stifling.
I don't know where I stand with my family anymore. I long to be taken out from under the microscope when it comes to my parents, especially my mom. I wish my sister would stop resenting me. Plus, my older brother is constantly telling me what to eat, what to do, even though he really knows nothing about my disease.
I was diagnosed on January 22, 2003 (also happened to be my dad's 50th birthday, go figure).
After six years, I feel like things shouldn't be like that.
I don't know. Any teenagers feel similar?
Maybe I'm just overreacting to them.