A long time friend of mine who is also a T1 tried to kill herself last year… Due mostly to lack of support for living with chronic illness. She had been diabetic 25 or 26 years.She lived through it but the event sits in my mind sometimes because we once were so close.We live far apart now but grew up together. Neither one of us have a good support system; then or now. Any thoughts on surviving long term chronic illness without a support system? …when its just you? No family to speak of in a pretty isolated situation. Any suggestions?
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