Hi everyone! My name is Anthony Lembo and i have type one diabetes. I was diagnosed with diabetes when i was 9 years old. During my early years with this disease, received alot of help and support from my parents. They would constantly remind me check my blood sugar and give insulin before meals. Since graduating high school, i have moved out and have lost the support team being around me everyday. I really thought i could handle this disease on my own, but the problem is, i ignore it. I recently graduated college and have seen my A1C rapidly increase every doctor's visit i have. I always tell my doctor and myself that next time i will do better and manage my diabetes that way it should be managed. However, i go right back on to the path that i have been on for that past five years. Here are some of the problems/ bad habits that i have. I do not check my blood sugar regularly. It is actually rare. I for some reason feel that i can somehow detect what my blood sugar is. It is not working out. My blood sugar when i do check it, is high. I also have bad eating habits. I eat to much during the day and have seen my weight increase over that past several months. I do not eat as healthy as a diabetic should. It is hard to change a eating habit that you have had for years. I know that i have diabetes and i know there are complications, but for some reason i feel that since i am not seeing the complications that there is nothing wrong. I know i can not stay on the path that i am currently on. If i do, i will not live a long life. I hear how great some people do with managing their health and diabetes and to me it seems very hard. I know this is a common problem. Can someone give me advice to get on the right path? Any words of encouragement or stories that someone can share if they had this struggle too?
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