I've come to this discussion a year late but I'm very interested in how you're doing. I'm also a Type 1 diabetic who has ADHD and I've had many attacks of low blood sugar over the years. The last time it happened I fell into a framed picture I had leaning against the bedroom wall and cut my arm up pretty bad on the broken glass.
I couldn't believe all the criticism you got! Did these people not realize you were asking for HELP? Type 2's have NO IDEA how rapidly your blood sugar can drop when you take insulin. And people who don't have ADHD have NO IDEA what it's like to have a brain that's affected by deficient neurotrans-mitters. All they can do is criticize.
I'm hoping that you've found a good doctor - one who understands that ADHD makes living with diabetes that much harder. We lose track of time, forget to eat, forget to check our blood sugar, etc. Schedule? I can't do schedules! I don't think "normal" people could live that way, much less someone who has ADHD and whose brain is affected by both high and low blood sugar levels.
If you find an endo that understands the effects of ADHD on diabetes, let me know. I live near Houston, TX but I would be willing to contact your doctor to ask if he could recommend someone in this area. And please let me know how you are doing. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Guess what Dave? You couldn't be more mistaken. My endo knows I have ADD and my psych knows I'm diabetic. My endo tells me to write everything down and when I explaiined that I have a hard time remembering and sometimes forget the time I ate something (2 hours ago?) his response is like, "how can I help you if you're not gonna cooperate?" Like a lot of people, including doctors, ADD is just an excuse for not getting it done. I've been to a lot of endos over the years -- I'm 59 and had T1D since I was 8. Not much difference. They just want you to keep the numbers down (A1C, cholesterol, blood sugars, weight, etc.) and come back in 3 months. My biggest fear is going into a coma from low blood sugar and spending the remainder of my life in a hospital bed. The doctors and the hospital would make out like bandits and my husband would be financially ruined. On the good side, he and my son would be allowed to come and visit my corpse until the docs decided to do the right thing and pull the plug. Blessings? Are you kidding me, Dave? People like you throw that word around like it's worth something. All the prayers and blessings in the world will not change the fact that God sees thousands of innocent children die every day from starvation and disease and does nothing. Kind of like you Dave. It's pretty easy to say "I'll pray for you". Costs nothing, and you don't even have to get up from your chair. Spare me the blessings Dave.View Thread
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