Curious if anyone else on here has afib. I was diagnosed at 28 over the 4th this year. The doctors aren’t really sure why other than I have a genetic disposition (dad has it too) and that diabetics are 40x more likely to get it than the normal population. Still at my age they said it’s extremely rare and in well controlled diabetics, it’s supposed to be rare as well.
I’m not super nervous about it but have to admit that I’m kind of sad. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I kind of just took it on and didn’t get upset which is weird because I was 11. But with this diagnosis, it just feels like my body just wasn’t meant to work 100% and it makes me a little apprehensive to think about the future and wondering about what won’t work right next. I’ve worked very hard with my diabetes, never had a rebellious stage with it and my A1C has always been in the 7 range or below even through puberty. Like everything else us T1s go through, I know I’ll get through this and take it on like I did my diabetes but I’m just honestly upset about. Has anyone else ever felt like this? Just like they lost the genetic lottery?
I keep telling myself that it could be a lot worse because it could and I know I can’t live in fear of complications or anything else unrelated to diabetes but it just makes me mad. It feels good to vent and write about it though. Anyway, if you have afib can you please chime in on how its gone for you and if it’s really not a huge deal? Or even for that matter, if you have a complication, how did you cope with getting another diagnosis?
Thanks so much!