New to type 1

By Rissa3502 Latest Reply 2014-12-19 13:07:19 -0600
Started 2014-12-14 14:44:57 -0600

I was just diagnosed in September with type 1 my A1c was 14 and I just went back to the doctor Yesterday and it was 7.5. Although I'm getting to where I'm supposed to be I get really frustrated and stop taking all my insulins and metformin. Does anyone else get frustrated?

5 replies

Croland80 2014-12-19 13:07:19 -0600 Report

Rissa.. 6 years after being diagnosed, I still go through denial, anger and get frustrated often. I find myself once a year, doing the same thing. You are not alone.

kimfing 2014-12-15 11:34:41 -0600 Report

That is an awesome change to your a1c, that should be a motivator to you to keep going. Yes, this disease is frustrating, i won't argue that. But i bet you feel better wehen your numbers are under cnotroll? I know i feel better than i have in years! I vow never to feel that bad again. I was dx April 2013.

lilleyheidi 2014-12-15 02:41:51 -0600 Report

Hi Rissa, Welcome to DC. I have type 2 Diabetes. I got frustrated and went into a major state of denial with my diagnosis of diabetes. I made the conscious choice to not test my BG and not take my insulin. I went about 4 years like that. I'm happy to say I wisened up and now take my medications and am watching my foods carefully, however, I am paying the price for the time that I was in denial and frustrated with all the "hassles" of diabetes. I have neuropathy pretty badly, constant burning pain in my feet and legs and hands. I'm VERY fortunate that at least at this point that is the only consequence I have, but it is enough for me.
It is my suspicion that anyone with diabetes goes through periods of frustration and burn out, and may even want to give up. You can't. You have to keep on going and keep on doing the things you have to do to remain healthy.
My prayer for you is that you take your medications and stay healthy, you've got a long life ahead of you. Best of health to you, HUGS, Heidi

Patman 2014-12-14 21:56:30 -0600 Report

Hi Rissa3502. My name is Pat and I do not get on here often, but your story bothered me. I got Type 1 Diabetes at 15years old. Back then they did not even have blood testing machines and my mom boiled 3 glass syringes and I used single pack needles. We have come a long way. I will make this short… Please take your medications and check your blood sugar often. I know that it is a lot in having a good attitude and use the tools you have s the doctor can help you. I now am 61 years, have had Diabetes for 45 years, have taken over 100,000 shots. I feel great and have two great children and 2 grand children and have been married for 39 years and THIS is what I am living for. I am still working 60 to 70 hours a week and love it. WE ALL have times of depression and maybe loss of hope, but I would not be here today if I let that get the best of me. YOU have so much to live for now and in the future, and all the new technology. I almost forgot to mention that I have been on a Medtronic Insulin Pump for 4 months now and that will be the way you may want to go. My wife and I have so much information that I can share with you and anyone else that really wants to have a better life with Diabetes I am going to include my email address. You take care, and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… and watch out for all the goodies!!! My email is small

jayabee52 2014-12-14 16:53:48 -0600 Report

Howdy Rissa
Diabetes is a frustrating disease, but, then again, life itself is frustrating.

May I suggest that you continue taking your medications faithfully as that is the way of keeping your diabetes under control.

Praying for improving health for us all.