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Medical - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
|English term or phrase: I would put on a show, I|
|Theme III: Being a "prickly life"|
'Big time' suffering. You have to prick yourself all the time. A prickly life, right? Pretty bad, drawing blood. Drawing blood was the worst thing. And I remember that, when I was supposed to monitor, there was a big needle. Then, "wham" in my finger. Ouch. And the serum … I just wouldn't let them put it in, I would put on a show, I remember.
Adolescents with diabetes often go through periods of more difficulty regarding glucose control due to the hormonal changes that occur in this age, and/or not following the treatment. Some adolescents, despite being diagnosed with diabetes very young, living with the illness situation and treatment every day, like with insulin therapy, do not feel they are prepared already to perform it. They are afraid the needle might break or that they may shake so much they will end up getting hurt. This situation can make it more difficult for adolescents to reach their independence from their parents because they cannot go out and be responsible for their self-applied insulin shot.
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