Hi All, I'm new here and seeing as I've been completely overwhelmed with my new diagnosis I thought it might be good to talk to others. After a few weeks of extreme thirst, weight loss and fatigue I went to my family doctor only to be sent to the ER with a blood sugar reading of 494. There I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and admitted for 3 days.
I am still so in shock about all of this…I am only 25, active and at a healthy weight. Now I wake up each morning and get to give myself an insulin injection, take metformin, check my b.s and repeat the cycle each night. I don't want to have to do this for the rest of my life. I don't want to have to count carbs when I go grocery shopping and skip by all the things that I used to eat guilt free. I don't want to have to worry about how I am going to pay for all of this stuff without insurance.
I have been trying to do my best, for my sake. Checking my blood sugar, watching the number of carbs I take in. My blood sugar spikes even if I only have a cup of coffee!!! So I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else ever feels hopeless about all of this and if that feeling of hopelessness goes away…
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