I have been a diabetic for 63 years and there were so many things in my early years I could not do because I was diabetic. I could not eat anything sweetened with sugar (doctor's orders) and I could not exercise or play hard for long periods of time to help prevent hypos. I could not be too far away from my parents so they could watch over me at all times. When I was married in 1964 things were not much better. I still avoided sugar and still curtailed my activity. I never slept at night without my wife being with me.
Things are much better at the present time. The much better control I now have and my pumping permit me to eat things with sugar, in small amounts. I can exercise as much as I want. I know how to avoid hypos almost all the time and I can lead a more normal life. I do not have hypos while sleeping.
What have YOU wanted to do that your diabetes has somehow prevented/stopped you from doing (past or present)??? "…I can't I'm a diabetic…"
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