Hi, I have been a type 1 diabetic for 14 years, but the last couple of years I have had extreme difficulty taking care of myself (Very high A1C, trying to avoid going to the doctors) I have started going to a therapist, and am beginning to feel better and care about my health again. It ends up that I was pretty depressed, and had stopped trying to care for myself. Even though I was functioning well in the other parts of my life. I am in a better mental state now, and trying to improve my care. But, I am worried because I have been in this place before, where I start to feel better about wanting to care for myself, but then I fall off of the band wagon. I am also worried about how to communicate with my doctor about what has been going on, and how I am feeling.
Any advice for how to stay motivated and reform the good habits I lost? Or how to talk with my doctor about how the last couple of years have gone, and what I am doing now?
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