Hi my name is Ashley I'm 21 and was diagnosed with t1 diabetes when I was 8 years old. I never really took care of myself until this year. I just didn't care and I couldn't tell you why. My doctors tried, my mom, who I feel so bad for tried everything to get me to do the right thing. Then eventually she just sat me down and said she'll always love me but she had to wash her hands in my situation. I was 19. This year I have had a really bad bout with anxiety and was thinking about death constantly. My diabetes doctor actually died of a massive heart attack which scared me so much. I started looking at the effects of diabetes on the body and realized it had been 13 years since I got diagnosed and even though I haven't had and major complications it wouldn't be long before I did. I also want to be a mom some day and realized it would never happen unless I got control of my illness. Basically it was me that was standing in my way and I needed to do the right thing. It also helped when I stopped caring about what everyone else thought about me.View Thread
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