Anxiety Attacks

By ali21 Latest Reply 2012-08-24 23:23:03 -0500
Started 2012-08-20 19:34:18 -0500

Hey guys!!!
As you can probably tell I am new to this! I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 15 and never really had any difficulty dealing with it until now. I guess now that I am older and more mature and realize the consequences if I do not take care of myself I worry a lot more now. I am constantly thinking about my bs level and always worried that something may happen to me. I always scared to drop too low to the point where I will pass out or go too high to the point that I will get really sick. I do not know why I am always worried about it because I have good control but it has gotten to the point where sometimes I am thinking of it so much that I cannot just go out and enjoy myself with my friends and when I am alone I worry even more. Am I alone in this?

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kristwn 2012-08-24 23:23:03 -0500 Report

You are not alone at all! I feel like I am two numbers always at the doctors : weight and sugar!!! What I am starting to realize is that part of having diabetes especially type one is that it's a part of who you are but doesn't define us at all unless we let it. I work in an emergency department as a registered nurse and let me tell you I was diagnosed three months ago and all I saw regarding diabetes were mostly type twos on dialysis with end stage kidney disease which of course lead me to have extreme anxiety and obsess about my numbers. What I am learning is that life is all a balance and you just need to do the best you can with what you have in the given moment. Try not to have such anxiety about it and just tell yourself that you ae choosing to do as best you can in this moment even f the numbers are not always perfect. Just keep your head up and keep doing a great job it's not an easy road of life we diabetics have been given!!!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-22 22:08:11 -0500 Report

I've T1 for one year now and constantly worry about what is going on with my body! You're not alone, I am glad to hear I am not the only one! Good luck!

DeanaG 2012-08-21 08:14:32 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!
You are not alone in this. Do the best you can and work with your medical team. ;-)

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AF Retired 462 2012-08-20 22:14:30 -0500 Report

I had a scare in January due to my high tryglicerides (liver issues)…I had let my type 2 get out of control also…I had quit caring anymore…Doing better now but had to get something for my nerves. Still get antsie about travelling too far from home.

MAYS 2012-08-20 20:36:15 -0500 Report

No, you are not alone, many diabetics do this from time to time.
You're human!

We tend to watch our numbers closely and sometimes we worry more than we should about something that we can control, once it is established between you and your medical team what your numbers should be, it's up to you to try and stay as close to those numbers as possible.
Just make sure that you have your emergency kit on hand just in case of an emergency.

Glucose Tablets, Blood Glucose Meter with Lancets and Test Strips, Glucagon Kit, Insulin, Emergency Contact Information

Take care of yourself, and keep monitoring and managing your diabetes!