10-17-2011 01:15 AM
even though i am only 23 years old i have to say that a few years ago i let my diabetes control me and drag me down. i guess i let it drag me to feel and say i dont care i hate it and i wish i was a normal teen and that i didnt have to prick my finger. ever since then i lost control of my diabetes and my self but recently i have found that even though i have diabetes it's going to always be a part of my life and no matter what i say or do its not going away and i cant ignore it anymore. i have finally accepcted it and i am glad to be apart of this community so that i can read and talk to others about how i feel i have kept in for so long and now i am proud to say i have it and with the help of my doctor i have been able to accomplish a amazing thing with a 8.5% a1c thats what has helped me to see that i can do anything and i am hoping to get my a1 c lower than this. thank you for letting me be aprt of this community of people and i am glad to have found it especially when i needed it and still do. everyone is so encouraging and helpful and i am so grateful.
type1 for 15 years
animas one touch ping pump since sept 11, 2001
01-12-2012 04:17 PM
I have two sons with diabetes and they are quite amazing; they are such special people because they have their priorities straight, I feel bec ause they have had to deal with the big D. It makes you stronger and more empathetic.
Check out this blog written by a special young man who has had diabetes almost his whole life.
02-21-2012 08:52 AM
It can be hard making sure that it doesn't become your life. I too find myself stressing out or being irritated at my diabetes. It is helpful to know your not alone and to know that you can come on here to vent or get advice from someone who knows what it is like. My husband and my friend I think are just realizing that diabetes is a 24 hour 365 day disease that doesn't stop. That we as diabetics don't have time off and could even die if we decide to slack off on daily care. This lifestyle is hard work!
02-27-2012 07:43 PM
Im only. I've have diabetes for only 3 months(4 counting march that's coming up). I kind of like having diabetes. It gives me a chance to try new things and foods that are really healthy and delicious. Im also living a healthier life. Im loosing A LOT of weight. Its not a disadvantage. Its a blessing.
03-10-2012 12:18 AM
I know exactly how you feel, I found out I was had diabetes type 2 in 9th grade, I always been big, and always being pick on I never wanted anyone to know I had it from fear it would add on to the fuel..I would'nt even let my mom tell my dad I had it just because certian people in his family made me feel below standards because I was always the big kid... No one would ever know that had it if I didn't pass out at school one day but when it happen it may of been a blessing in disquise but aleast I didnt bottle it inside and actually found out I'm not the only one... But I wasn't until I graduated and met te love of my life till I decided I got to control it and cant make him happy forever if in the hospital on dyalisis or in the graveyard so the last year I been tryin my best to control with the best eating habits and exercise and meds, it definitely feels like a war to live but one worth fighting for.