By katlynnkatlynn Latest Reply 2014-05-20 21:24:54 -0500
Started 2014-05-18 19:34:52 -0500

I hate having type 1 it Realy sucks that all u think about is taking u shoots and make sure ur sugar is okay.

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AAHN 2014-05-20 21:24:54 -0500 Report

I understand. I've been type 1 about 6 months after (really before) my surgery to remove the body n tail of my pancreas. Now 4 yr after I have to be Sooo concerned about this after 6 month or so eating what I want and over a yr of not testing my BS. Damn but what can I do but do what I can and sometimes that is not that good. DONT YALL GET TIRE OF PRICKING THE FINGERS

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2014-05-19 17:09:10 -0500 Report

yeah that does really stink for a while. Eventually you will become a pro at it and you will be able to think of other things again and shots and blood sugars will just become 2nd nature to you. I still have days that I really hate diabetes, they will never go away completely, but at least it doesn't control my life anymore like I used to let it. Don't worry, it does get better.

wraithmb 2014-05-19 11:13:21 -0500 Report

As much as I agree with you it could be worse! I get frustrated that it takes me an extra 10 minutes to just sit down and eat!

After almost 24 years with my t1, I'm finally getting my act together though, and am realizing the payoff! After having spent at least 10 to 15 of those years on a direct course to "worm food", I'm feeling better than I have felt in years. One thing James says is true though, at least we have insulin to cope with the highs!

Keep taking those shots and watching those sugars, it will pay off in the long run! My current worry (other than losing feeling in my fingers and toes) is that the nerve that controls my stomach may be getting damaged, which works out to smarten up or eventually lose the ability to digest food…

Good to see another t1 here too! Stick around and join the conversations! We can all benefit from each other's experience.

jayabee52 2014-05-18 22:11:20 -0500 Report

Howdy Katlynn

As a T2D I can echo your concerrn. I am consumed with what I am supposed to and not supposed to eat. I manage my T2D through meal planning and when I go higher then I'd like, I don't have insulin to cover.

Yep it sucks. But what would REALLY suck, is if we didn't take care of our own type of diabetes and get all kinds of complications and eventually become worm food.

I pray you keep on fighting the good fight even though it may suck from time to time.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

artqween 2014-05-18 20:56:20 -0500 Report

Hey Katlynnkatlynn,
stress/frustration is a deadly combo :(. Plez be careful. Just making ur health a bigger priority such as making sure ur sugar level is on track,
consider cutting back on sugary foods is recommended if u like grits, turkey bacon, egg whites,.. cool. Possibly adding butter with less fats/ calories/.. and cut back on the salt addition on ur meals can possibly help.. getting may trigger a stroke :(. remember u are stronger than ur t1 issue "u got this handled" ;/).. peace/hope/joy always