wow 22 years have past since i found out i got insulin dependant diabetes. thought i would share the story of how i found out and how it wasnt a dreaded friday the 13th but i would say a blessing i found out i had diabetes and not something else. i had just started my first week permanent part time as a check out operator in a supermarket but one of my breast was feeling really tender and sore. so sore i didnt say anything to my parents at the time and just kept it to myself. by the end of the week i was in a lot of pain and mum took me to the doctors. i remember thinking i wonder if its cancer i have in my breast. the doctor examined me and tested me and i found out i had diabetes. i had an abcess in my breast that had to be drained immediately so the next day he drained the abcess in his surgery. i remember not being able to get myself to prick myself with the lance
t and it took me over an hour to get courage to do it. my doctor started me off on tablets but they didnt work so i started my regiume of insulin. Through the years of different jobs, change of situations i have learnt to cope with changing my insulin.
one thing i can hope anyone who is reading this is never give up hope and always always go see doctor if you suspect something is wrong with you. i didnt end up in hospital with the abscess but i almost did.
one positive side of things and i still smile about it today i bought two christmas stuffed mice toys on the day i found out and if im ever feeling down or frustrated with the regiume i go through i look at the mice and smile.
i hope to find new friends on here and are able to help others as well
have a lovely day
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