Does it ever get any easier?


#1

Hi,

Okay so I’m 19 years old and I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes round about this time last year. The endless hospital appointments, having to inject insulin 4 times a day and watching others eat sugary foods still get me down to this day.

I have a lot of people say to me ‘Oh it’s just diabetes it’s not the end of the world’ but to me it’s something that I will have to live with everyday for the rest of my life and yes it may not be the worst thing that somebody could have but to me it’s taken over my life.

I used to be so energetic and loved life and now I feel like I have to be cautious with everything. With the food I eat, with the amount of exercise I do, every day taking my blood glucose levels and then injecting insulin before I eat and before bed.

I know they are supposed to say ‘Don’t let diabetes control your life, you control the diabetes’ but does it ever get any easier???


#2

I just read your post and realised I hadn’t taken my night time jab, I don’t think it gets easier it become your new normal, you manage it better, you do know as a type1 you can have the odd sugary snack as long as you give yourself the right amount of insulin and only as treat now and then.
It is hard not to become down with diabetes, but you cannot change it so embrace it, be the best type1 diabetic around, educate yourself enjoy life as you say it could be worse at least we have pens and easy equipment can you imagine how bad it was pre 1970s