I'm 25 years old, in my first semester of law school, and was diagnosed type 1 almost 3 weeks ago. If I thought the lawyer jokes were bad, it's got nothing on what people say when you've got diabetes.
Between classes, my mothers constant stream of "what's your number" and "did you snack? You need to smack", people giving me "helpful" advice, being treated like an invalid, or having my needs completely disregarded ("you can't take your break, jake was here first and hasn't taken his yet. Your insulin can wait") and finals in the most intense classes I've ever taken (and that's saying a lot because I took several years of Mandarin Chinese) I think I may be losing my mind. There are so many times anymore where I am just overwhelmed or I feel angry. I have to smile and laugh it off, pretend none of it bothers me because that's what everyone expects. One of my classmates told me its "just diabetes" and it's not too serious. Kind of wanted to punch her face. I feel alone and kind of lost right now because it's all still so new, and no matter how supportive my family is they just don't understand. Am I being too sensitive about this?
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