I real hate being diabetic

By Selena188 Latest Reply 2012-09-19 16:25:39 -0500
Started 2012-09-16 22:11:28 -0500

Im 17 years old, I just found that I have diabetes type 1 I really don't know what to do

8 replies

IronOre 2012-09-19 16:25:39 -0500 Report

Yea, I can imagine it's tough on you right now.
I was diagnosed with type 1 at age 14 . . . 37 years ago.
For me it took a lot more than just a couple months to adjust, but I don't really remember how long. But, like me, you will get there . . . and not realize that you got there until years after it happened.
I don't want to bore you with what I have accomplished in my life, but I do believe that T1 made me a stronger person because I never wanted to use it as an excuse for not getting where I wanted to go or not doing what I wanted to do.
I started a discussion titled ADVANTAGES on this site, maybe do a search for it and read what other people have listed as what they thought the advantages were of being a diabetic . . . Reading that discussion won't change your life or anything like that - just give you an idea that there are good things about it.
Your life will change a bit, but you will always be who you were before becoming a diabetic. Once you figure out your insulin dosage and stuff like that, you will feel better than you have in a very long time. And like others have mentioned, try your best to stay positive, because there really is no reason not to be.

BrookeLauren 2012-09-18 11:48:12 -0500 Report

Hey, I'm 18 now but I was diagnosed almost a year ago so I was 17 at the time too. The first couple months will be hard to adjust and you'll feel like you can't do anything or eat anything you used to buy you really can! Within moderation.. So try to stay as positive as you can and people will notice your love for life and admire you

Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-18 06:05:15 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC, I am a T1 going on a year now. All I can say is finding this place for me was the best thing that could have happened! You'll learn so much here, good luck and do what you can to take care of yourself!

samantha.d 2012-09-18 05:48:37 -0500 Report

Im 16 and just found out im type one i bet all you want to do right now is eat a huge chocolate cake.. I know i do… But this site really helps just keep your chin up and if you wanna talk about anything dont hesitate to get it out on here or even mail me ! Trust me it helps to just talk about it with people who understand!

Anonymous 2012-09-18 16:33:19 -0500 Report

Hey, I'm 70 and found out a year ago after breaking my wrist that I was what they call pre diabetic. I am still trying to adjust to this new HEALTHY life style. It is hard but it can be done. Keeping my BGs down but still craving for sweets. All I can tell you is to read other peoples posts and it will help, it did for me. This site is a life saver and I am on it every day reading articles and posts. Good luck and welcome to DC

MAYS 2012-09-17 01:03:16 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family!
Hang in there, it's not as bad as it may seem to be, right now you just seem as though it is overwhelming, but it's like that for, and with anything until we have a better understanding of it and begin taking control of it.

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be frighteming, but it shouldn't be, neither should the thought of taking insulin injections which all type 1 diabetics must do.
Here is some information that may be helpful to you:






Diabetic Connect is such a wonerful site of caring, supportive members of the diabetic community, here you will find support in the form of friends, information, articles, videos, recipes and much more pertaining to diabetes and life itself.
So, browse the site, make some friends, and ask questions, become a part of this wonderful family and you will see that dealing with diabetes is not as bad as it at first may seem.


morgan95 2012-09-17 00:21:11 -0500 Report

i know how confused you are feeling right now, its a hard thing to deal with.
im 17 and have had type 1 for 5 years now. The only advice i have is never give up, it will be hard and there wont be many people who understand but it WILL get easier. all the best :)