I know how you feel. I am only 26. I lost my fiancée, my house, I was on my death bed and had to have my gall bladder removed, which led to finding out I'm type 1. Which led to finding out I have PCOS and HPV and having a cancer scare. I had to have LEEP procedure and a DNC. I was on the verge of losing my job because I couldn't make it into work. This was all within 3 months. I find myself being angry and not understanding all the time. I hear it all the time that someone has it worse and God doesn't give you anymore then you can handle. But really sometimes you just want to hear... your right you got a crappy hand dealt to you and it is okay to feel alone and angry and confused. It is okay to want to scream and cry. The best advise I was given was take a day. One whole day. Scream and cry in the privacy of your own bed or shower. Feel as bad or as sorry as you want for yourself. The next day wake up and realize this is your life. You control your own feelings. No one person or situation can make you feel anything. You have to take control of it. You decide if you are going to live life to the fullest or if you are going to let whatever the situation is beat you. I am here for you to vent too... just try and see it as you only have so much time to spend with your family... you don't want them to remember you as anything but a strong fun life loving person. Enjoy life. I hope this helps. D -View Thread
I was recently diagnosed as Type 1. Last February to be exact. After spending most my life sick and asking doctors to test my A1C. All of my family is diabetic.
At first I followed a strict diet, started working out, followed all the rules. However, I found myself feeling sorry for myself and very angry. I had several other health issues and personal issues happening.
I have even been in the hospital for DKA and on my death bed.
I am finding it hard to get back to were I was at the beginning. Even though I have promised my family that I am taking care of myself. I'm not.
I know all the health risks, I know I am putting myself in danger... I just wish I could get over this anger. I wonder if I am only person who gets annoyed and irritated with people asking me where my blood sugar is and for no reason. Even after telling the person that my blood sugar is my personal business they continue and even threaten to take my meter and look. I feel very alone. Even with a family who is all diabetic they seem to forget what it was like getting the news....View Thread
Thank you all for responding. It helps to know that at some point we have all had our own frustrations. I know that my life could be much worse. I just need to find my positivity again. I am thinking about trying an insulin pump... has anyone tried it or is currently using one?View Thread
Hello, I have type 1. I have also suffered from DKA twice. The last time I was hospitalized for several days. I was told I was close to death. Prior to me finally asking my mother to take me to the ER I slept all day. You couldn't wake me up. I just wanted to sleep. Just walking a few feet and my heart was racing and I was out of breath. I lost 20lbs in two weeks. Not waking up easily is a sign of diabetes and DKA. You need to monitor his sugars very closely. Also this website even states diabetics have the symptom of difficulty waking up. Also even now it sometimes very difficult to wake me up. I have had a group of people trying to wake me up for several minutes. So as long as you are monitoring his sugars and they are not running high he should be fine. I also know when my sugar crashes while I'm sleeping I find that I just wake up out of nowhere and I'm extremely awake. It isn't until I get up to walk that I realize my sugar is crashing. I hope this helps. D. View Thread