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splitpea922
By splitpea922 Latest Reply 2013-03-18 08:51:08 -0500
Started 2013-03-14 07:25:32 -0500

So I believe some have heard my story but I have not been on the forum in so long that I thought I might reintroduce myself. I am splitpea :) and I am a type one diabetic recently diagnosed 1 year ago. My biggest issue right now is I suffer from BPD and Depression, which is making my motivation to take care of myself next to nothing. I rarely check my blood sugar and hardly take insulin when I eat. Is anyone else suffering from these issues? I am looking for someone to send messages back and forth and maybe hold each other accountable…idk.


5 replies

JiMMy DCC
JiMMy DCC 2013-03-15 18:01:11 -0500 Report

I understand. I was diagnosed at age 42 with Type 1. And at first I was all into it and had fantastic A1c's. But my youngest son passed away from ADEM at age 9. And this was so hard on me that I gave up for about 1.5 years. It took a till on me. But eventually I turned it around and decided he wouldn't want me to do this. To ignore my issues because of him. And I needed to take care of myself for my wife and other kids. So now I'm back to taking good care. Got onto a pump. And keep myself accountable to my wife and Doctor.

But please do a deep soulful search. And don't think of yourself. Think of how you can help others by caring for yourself.

splitpea922
splitpea922 2013-03-18 08:49:48 -0500 Report

Thank you for making that last point and I am also sorry to hear about your son. I have never thought about it that way. I dont have any kids but I am in a long term relationship and my boyfriend has kids I adore. I never thought about doing this for them. I always thought if I wasted away they wouldn't care but maybe they will…Thank you again.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-03-14 14:26:11 -0500 Report

Splitpea922

Hi, I had that mindset long time ago, I believe it was my whole adolescence and young adult years. You do get past this, when you realize that life is worth living. You are hurting yourself, please take your medication and check your BS, one day you will regret it when you start having major complications, well even minor complications. Believe me, it's worth taking care of yourself…I don't want to feel pain of any kind…I would have experience waking up and not be able to move. You'll feel fine now, but you have to look at your near future.

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