When my C-peptide and auto-antibody tests results came in, my endo said that despite his initial thoughts, I was not LADA, but type 2. He said this was good news, because the condition might be able to be put into remission.
It didn't really come as a relief to me, though. The way I looked at it, if it was LADA, it meant it wasn't my fault. I feel a lot of guilt and responsibility for the fact that I have type 2, and keep thinking "Maybe if I'd just done X differently…"
I feel terrible every time I go grocery shopping, or go to a family member's house for a meal. Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving all have a very different meaning to me this last year.
I have been very good at sticking to my diet and exercise regimen, but I feel terrible at how it's affected my girlfriend's day to day life, and how it makes her feel if she eats something that's off the menu for me.
I'm sure that I am not alone in these feelings, what strategies do you use when you feel this way?
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