Hey yall, I have never been to a site like this I found this trough a social network. I am 24 I have had diabetes since I was 18 and had to come home from collage because I was sick and didn't know why, sleeping all day drinking gallons of water at a time, losing weight like it came in style by doing NOTHING, my parents both have diabetes but it is under control, my mom caught on 6 months later that maybe I may have it, she tested my sugars the monitor wouldnt even read it, she brought me to the er and my blood test confirmed my sugars were in the 800's. I was hospitalized for a week and sent home with pills and that was it, to end up back in the er 6 months later to find out I should have been on insalin. I have been discouraged, in denial and not taking care of myself at all. I dont really care how my parents feel about it, I know its important to tend to but it is still a shock to me and still effects me that I even have it. I try to keep up with it but when I do take my meds and check my sugars the numbers are discouraging and I then feel like no matter what I do I am never going to have my sugars right. So now at 24, my sugars are not under control, ive been in the er 2 times this month and wasnt treated the way I believe I should have been so I said the hell with them I will continue to treat myself. I was refered to a primaary care doctor that is supposed to be great with diabetes. We will see, i have lost hope for the doctors offices since I left home in RI where I actually felt they cared about me. I believe I am also suffering from depression and anxiety but being "superwomen" I refuse to come to grips with it. I just deal with it and hope it just goes away. I am currently stuck in the 400's with my sugars even after ive been taking my meds all week and eating decent foods. I now get numbness in my legs and arms, frequent yeast infections, moody, migraines, my vision goes in and out and just overall not feeling good at all I cant even go to work like this, I tried to keep it from management but my symptoms had effected me so bad I ended up having to tell them and no I am out on FMLA. I am sseeking help yet again and pray for better results. I feel comfortable now talking about it because I recently met a girl my same age and we are the exact same type down to the symtoms, our feelings, emotions, everything so I figured, we cant be the only 2 young women going through this, so I would love to meet people that are in similar situations and or even can help and give feedback.
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