Hello, I am new to this site

lipstick26
By lipstick26 Latest Reply 2012-07-31 04:19:53 -0500
Started 2012-07-27 22:19:09 -0500

Hello, my name is lori I am 21 years old and have type 1 diabetes for about 10 months and I cant seem to keep my sugar under control I guess i live in my world of "why me" and try to deny my diabetes and eat what ever i want and not caring that my sugar is out of control any advise.


7 replies

kylaburton
kylaburton 2012-07-31 04:19:53 -0500 Report

We are welcome on this wonderful and very helpful community lipstick. This is a our second home now. I hope this is gonna be an exciting journey to you!

DeanaG
DeanaG 2012-07-28 08:45:41 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!!
Count your carbs, watch portion sizes and exercise. This is what works for me.

MAYS
MAYS 2012-07-27 23:18:27 -0500 Report

Lori, this may interest you:

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/1492-wh...

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/1812-di...

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/1814-di...

In order to prevent, or to delay the onset of diabetes related complications, as well as saving your life, you must manage your diabetes.

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/685-com...

As a type 1 diabetic you must take insulin injections daily (unless you are wearing an insulin pump) to manage your blood glucose level , as tedious as it may sound it must be done.
One of the complications associated with a type 1 diabetic not managing their diabetes is Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) which is very, very serious, as well as life threatening:

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/1913-kn...

Let's focus on managing your diabetes and welcoming you into this family.
This is a wonderful site with so much support it is unbelivable, don't take my word for it, browse around the site, ask questions, make friends, join in on the discussions and most of all manage your diabetes and enjoy your life!

Once again, "Welcome to the family!"

~Mays~