So, I’m 17 years old (turning 18 on the 15th of January) and I was diagnosed March of 2017, so I’m approaching a new step just generally with life and college as well as the one year mark on the diabetes. I have seasonal depression and as the winter months get darker and darker, I’ve found it increasingly more difficult to manage the diabetes. There have been a few days in which I have not moved from bed and felt my blood sugar dropping but wouldn’t do anything about it despite knowing the risks. I just, I don’t know the whole beginning part of the diagnosis I was calm and felt in complete control. First few months, my family was super supportive and I still felt strong. More recently I feel like I’m even more of a burden on my parents than ever before because I can’t eat foods they like and cost way more financially and they seem super over it. Honestly, so am I. I’m over it and I’m tired and I just feel incredibly lost and I don’t know what to do. Like I know I’m in a safe place and my friends are there for me but I just hate this and how I feel like it’s hurt my family.
Anyways, my question is how do you guys feel less loss as it settles in more and more that you have this disease indefinitely and how do you push through the day to day? Also, is there any way to lessen the impact on my family?
Sorry and thank you.