Not Ashamed, Proud

Katie Suvak
By Katie Suvak Latest Reply 2012-12-04 22:32:13 -0600
Started 2012-12-01 11:10:21 -0600

At school I always seem to go low or high, having to go to the nurse. Sometimes I feel like my teachers get annoyed with my diabetes and me. There are other students at my school, im my grade that have diabetes and they are always so quiet about it, hardly ever if never having to ask to drink a juice box or go to the nurse. Then that makes me think other people are thinking I use my diabetes as an excuse to get out of class (ever since fourth grade) and trust me I dont do that. I looove class and hate missing it! I'm sorry I have diabetes and it is not under control.

15 replies

Set apart
Set apart 2012-12-04 06:03:31 -0600 Report

Hi Katie, have your doctors considered a continuous glucose monitor, CGM? I just got mine about a month ago it alerts me before I get too low or too high! It's very accurate, and I've had minimial issues with it! When I feel like I am going to have a day when I continuously am dropping I carry orange juice with a regular screw on cap container. I sip it as the day goes through, and eat my protein snacks, it helps with the lows! I am on the go with my job and sometimes it's hard. Remember as you're carrying around books and constantly walking you're in fact working out and burning glucose, you may want to also consider talking to your diabetic educator about lowering your long lasting insulin on these days. When I clean house I have to lower mine, otherwise I am constantly needing a snack! Good luck!

Katie Suvak
Katie Suvak 2012-12-03 23:27:07 -0600 Report

I reaaallly need my temps. My doctors think I dont have control so they wont let me get them.. They treat me like im stupid sometimes…but I can't complain too much because they are nice lol

Katie Suvak
Katie Suvak 2012-12-03 23:23:54 -0600 Report

Red flower lady: I can't drink a juice box on the way to class because I only have three minutes and my classes are all over while im lugging around a gabillion books lol. I mean if I have a juice box I'll drink it but I feel awkward like everyones looking at me. Especially if the straw makes a noise! Haha but its slowly getting under control finally after liike seven years

jayabee52 2012-12-03 23:33:34 -0600 Report

Katie, (you can reply below red flower's post to you should you wish. Look for the little blue reply link below everyone's postings.)

I know your sensitivities are in high gear in high school, but darn it, you gotta do what you gotta do for your health! You might even kid the other kids saying that "don't you wish you had type 1 like me? I get to drink my juice on my way to class."

Katie Suvak
Katie Suvak 2012-12-03 23:20:37 -0600 Report

My doctors wont let me go on it until my a1c and numbers go down. But thats why I want the pump so it can help me do that! Right now im taking 75/25 humalog mix and its so easy that I feel like I dont have to do anything even though I do… hopefully tommorow my a1c will be down and they will actually talk to me about it…my doctors are such butts

manapua72 2012-12-03 23:17:09 -0600 Report

Katie , I heard in one in your prior comments that u soooooo wanted a pump … Well my last A1C was 13 point something . That an other factors lead to me now being on a pump … OMG , I love it , soooooo much better then the 5-8 shots I was taking daily … Best of all my #'s r coming down …

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-12-02 13:16:21 -0600 Report

NEVER be ashamed of who you are!!! Also, your diabetes is just that yours and shouldn't be compared to another, but it will always be done. Are you checking your bg levels on a regular basis? You need to have a plan and stick to it especially when in school. Maybe they are eating or drinking juice on their way to the next class?

MAYS 2012-12-01 11:46:00 -0600 Report

Be yourself, and be proud of who you are!
Diabetes can either help you, or hinder you in life the choice is yours.
You have your entire life ahead of you, manage your diabetes and make your life into the life that you want, no excuses needed!…Hugs!

ConnieMarie 2012-12-02 06:38:50 -0600 Report

Katie you can if your Doctor says your stable & well controlled. But never be afraid to ask for help…have you adjusted your diet with your doctor's help to avoid lows? My cousin added 15 grams more of carbs at breakfast when he hit 15. He played football, ran track & was like all normal teenage boys. My cousin Pam was a cheerleader, played softball but had to add another 25 grams of carbs to mornings. I'm a type 2 in a family of type 1's :)…it takes time but get stable then learn to drive…until then just be a kid. You have diabetes but it doesn't have you. ;)

Katie Suvak
Katie Suvak 2012-12-01 11:48:03 -0600 Report

Because of my diabetes I can't get my temps.. :/

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-12-02 13:22:34 -0600 Report

Yes you can, if you can show that you have good control of your diabetes. You need to keep track of glucose numbers, time, dates and meds given as well as food you eat. Go to your dr regularly so he can log your info into your chart so the proof is there along with your lab results. When it can be shown that you are not having events with bg being too low, then you will be okto get your temp:)