What was wrong with me I had always been high energy and couldn't seem to get enough sleep, had I pushed myself too far this time? Full time student and working, always trying to be perfect! Would sleep for five minutes even as I would be getting ready for work, and the thirst I drank water and ate the ice like a starving human being! I blamed my change in vision on my age! All of this led me to the emergency room, with a BG rdg over 500, what was normal I wondered? I was alone, everyone wanted to be there I thought I'd be in and out! No dice slept all day as they pumped insulin into my body, at the end all I had was the words of the Dr., "diabetes here are your prescriptions!". A meter, insulin, needles, etc… What was I supposed to do with all of this? Within 2 weeks I went from a NORMAL person to a woman with T1 at 48 yrs. I'll never forget that day!
My life now is different although I've always been proactive towards living a healthy life I am healthier than I've ever been! I had to learn, that I would have to take charge of this new intruder who was here to stay! I got my hands on all the information that I could and then I found it DC. I wasn't the only one going through this, there were so many others and some of these individuals had lived their life with D! Who better to learn from than those who had lived with this for so many years! Through DC I have learned to live with my new friend, no longer an intruder, but something that is part of ME! Although there are many days that are not perfect, and very day I learn something new I have now accepted this! DC continues to give me hope on the days when there is none, I learn every day here, and hopefully I can give some hope to others!
To those individuals that are new, welcome to DC! This is a wonderful site apart from the real world! People here are real and caring! Good luck on your journey towards better health!
Thank you to everyone for your support, no longer SET APART!
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