Hard Time Coping

Hi! I’m a pretty normal 14 year old but, recently I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I’ve been diabetic for just over 10 years. I just feel like some days I can’t take it anymore. I don’t have any other friends with diabetes and recently its hit me really hard because I know its never going away. I HATE my endocrinologist. He’s mean and nasty and hes the only endo I’ve ever had. I only test my blood sugar about 1 or 2 times a day because I hate it so much. I’ve also had to stop going to school because of my out of control blood sugars. Has anyone else gone threw this? Anyone have any tips?

I am 13 and I sometimes coping with diabetes! I sometimes forget to check my blood sugar or bolus for my food I have realized that I am going to pay for it in the long run. My A1C right now is 11.0 and I am on a pump. I have had them pump for 3 years going on 4. I am going to get it taken away if I don’t do better so I am making myself a plan of trying to get better. Starting today I am checking my sugar 5-7 times a day and I am going to bolus for my food! It has been a frustrating couple of weeks between my parents and I.!!

I’ve had it 31 years, and I can relate to your experiences of being young and overwhelmed by trying to manage it. My A1Cs we terrible in my younger years, but I learned a lot more after about 10 years, and I gained control bit by bit. The frustrating part for me was being told to check myself more, but for whar purpose? They never taught me what to do with the data, so it seemed pointless. Then I started seeing diabetes educators. You can get a referral from your endo. They can spend a whole hour with you, download your pump, and work with you to make adjustments that will make a significant difference. They can be way more helpful than your doc. I hope this helps!