Hi everyone, I just recently got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few months back and I'm 22 years old. First I'm extremely confused because I have been diagnosed with epilepsy a while ago, I've only ever had three seizures and then I get type 1 diabetes all of a sudden with no one in my family having any form of diabetes. I feel like I had hypoglycemia, my mom says she tested positive for it before but is ok. Also she has/had epilepsy for all her life having daily or monthly seizures. Now onto actually having type 1. I have been so overly emotional on trying to live with this and its been hard I've been so depressed recently. At first I handled everything well sugars and all. Now I've just wanted to be normal I've been terrible with it. I'm also a smoker trying to quit and a social drinker. Its been rough at work at well. I work in retail as a salesman first at jcpenney now at Kay jewellers. Jcpenney was awful about it, pretty much saying I have to stay on the floor and if I have low or high sugars to pretty much deal with any rush of customers I had then take care of myself. They were also terrible with my absences at first between the first diagnosis and leaving early and calling out. When I was diagnosed I had a blood sugar well over 600. That was management but my coworkers were wonderful and concerned. Kay has been nothing short of amazing with it. Really great people and understand my health comes first. I just want to be happy again. It has been a little easier because I lived an ex who had type 1 as well, but it's still rough. Help?
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