I am a type 2 diabetic since Sept. 12, 2008. Even though I was quick to get my diabetes under control and have kept it under control I still get terrified. Soemtimes my fear is to the point of paranoia. My fear is that the disease will get out of control and I will die a diabetes related death. I have had friends who have died from complications of diabetes and they suffered before they died. The rational side of my brain reminds me that those friends were not taking care of their diabetes. The emotional side of my brain is still scared. Everytime I start to get relaxed and think I will be ok, a diabetic I know dies. Then the paranoia comes back. My doctor says I am doing great and need to relax about it, but I still get afraid. Does anyone else go through this? How do you cope?
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