Sorry, this is going to sound a little strange for a type one diabetic: I am absolutely terrified of needles. I have had diabetes since I was four; I have been on the pump since I was five & I'm still scared silly of needles. I was wondering if anyone else had a similiar fear, and if so, how they've dealt with it.
I am planning on going on ASP, or Appalachian Service Project, this summer, & I need to be in control of my diabetes. For some reason unknown to me, I'm still scared of my (frequent) pump changes. I want to overcome this fear; I want to go on trips like the one with my church group, & I also want to go to college in a few years.
In order to achieve this independence, I need to get past my fear- does anyone have any advice????