I have type 1 Diabetes and have only had it for the past 18 months or so. I was diagnosed during my 4th pregnancy. It was terribly hard to control my sugars during my pregnancy, I ended up losing weight and I was on a lot of insulin. After the birth of our son, things were easier to control for the first few months, but now it's becoming hard again to control my sugars and it's really frustrating! If I don't eat anything at all, my sugar is totally stable and stays below 120 all day. When I eat, my 2hr sugars can range from 150-220 and then about 30 min later, I bottom out, sometimes as low as 26. This makes it really hard to go anywhere, especially with my kids since I never know what is going to happen with my numbers. I don't feel my lows coming on anymore until they get below 50. I have been behind the wheel too many times with this happening. My endo wants me to get a pump but my insurance won't cover it and we are way too poor to afford it. It's just really frustrating. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am having a hard time managing the stress of it all and along with my chronic pain and headaches it's really getting in the way of me living my life and enjoying anything anymore. I hate food now and I hate the idea of eating. Insulin is very painful for me and I take Lantus 2 times a day (4 units in the morning and 3 units at night) and Novolog with every meal (1 unit for every 20 carbs now) . It's not the needles that are painful to me, it's the actual insulin. For some reason it burns really badly with me. I also bruise really easily so of course I am covered with bruises from injecting the insulin. I'm not making a sob story here or looking for a pity party or anything, just spitting out the truth. I don't want this to rule my life, I want to rule IT. I want to be able to be like the other diabetics I have seen and just roll with it. I just can't seem to be able to do it.
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