Her Daughter Was Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes – Is That an Excuse to Abandon Her Pets and Her Chores? Mom Says NO!

Seeking advice on Reddit, this mother shares the story of how her family’s lives took an unexpected turn after her 17-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

The Diagnosis

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May’s 17-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. May took her to be tested after noticing she often complained of thirst.

Complete Fixation

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Despite finding support from her step-sister, who has years of experience with the condition.

Abandons Household Responsibilities

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Her 17-year-old became entirely fixated on her diagnosis and abandoned all household responsibilities.

Too Much Work

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Her daughter began to show signs of depression, causing distress to May, who was trying to help her however she could.

Single Mother Struggles

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But May, a single mother, is stretched too thin, and she has to plan for the family’s future. 

Important Household Chores

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One of these chores is to care for their household pets, feed the dogs, pick up waste, etc.

Shift in Responsibility

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Now, the responsibility of caring for the pets falls on the shoulders of the younger siblings, who have limits on what they can handle. 

A Mother’s Ultimatum

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Overwhelmed by her role as a single mom and the financial strain of her daughter’s insulin costs, May confronted her daughter, demanding that she resume her duties or she would find new homes for the pets. 

She “Couldn’t Possibly Understand”

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Feeling the emotional weight of the situation, the daughter suffered a breakdown, and she told May she couldn’t possibly comprehend her struggles. 

A Heartbreaking Dilemma

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As opinions on Reddit diverge, the question of neglect and accountability looms.

How does the daughter’s responsibility change during her mental and physical health struggles? 

A Different Perspective

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One user empathetically points out the flaws in the US healthcare system.

Unjust Burden

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They argue that it is unjust for individuals to bear the burden of paying for life-saving medication, emphasizing the need for improvements in the country’s healthcare system as a whole.

A Child in Crisis

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Another user reminds the mother that her 17-year-old daughter is still a child, struggling to adjust to her new reality.

Compassion and Understanding Needed

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The emotional toll of the diagnosis has led to depression, calling for compassion and understanding from the mother.

The Silent Sufferers

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One Redditor said that it is the neglected animals that become unintended victims in this family drama.

Unable to handle the responsibility alone, the younger siblings and the mother cannot adequately care for the pets, resulting in their suffering.

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You Reap What You Sow: Their Children Left Homeless While Their Aunt Sits In Her Large Spacious House! Should She Help?

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Revenge: After He Betrayed Her, She Waited Until the Kids Were Grown to Rock Her Husband’s World!

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This tale of betrayal and revenge shows that sometimes playing the long game is the best way to hit someone where it hurts. She discovered the ultimate betrayal and waited a decade to show him he should never have messed with her! Revenge: After He Betrayed Her, She Waited Until the Kids Were Grown to Rock Her Husband’s World! See How

Family Secrets: She Found Out Her Parents Are Brother and Sister! But Why Is SHE Being Ostracized by the Family?

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Mother-In-Law Is About to Have Plans for a Family Vacation Shattered! It’s Time She Quit the Mom-Shaming and Outdated Advice!

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