Hello. I just stumbled across this site looking for someone to talk to. My story is much of the same of many others on the Internet. I'm 22 and have had type 1 since I was four. It was fine until I hit grade 11/12, and I just got sick of everything and essentially threw caution to the wind. I never stopped injections but I did stop testing and ate a lot of what I shouldn't have.
I'm done being rebellious and I'd like to get myself back on track. However, my childhood doctor dropped my case more or less when I turned 18, and my current GP and I just don't have a relationship for lack of better words. I don't trust the guy and try to avoid him as much as possible. There's a clinic here but I don't have much contact with them either and the few times I have been in I usually left more confused than when I entered.
Since it's been so long and things change so fast with treatment options and technology, I'm feeling very overwhelmed - as if I was brand new at this. I don't know anyone else with diabetes and I don't feel like I have any support from my community or care team as an individual instead of a statistic that has to be paid for and catalogued.
I guess what I really wanted is just to write somewhere that others would understand, and maybe find someone my age who could be my friend regardless of where they are in the world. If anyone has anything at all to offer though in way of advice or encouragement, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks for reading this either way.
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