I know drinking is bad for diabetics but i'm 28 years old. i got diagnosed at 21 years old. so doing the late teen drinking and getting diabetes at 21 has made it really really hard to pass down old habits. i know i shouldnt drink but i cant not. i feel like im never living my life all the time because of diabetes. its hard enough spending all my time watching my diet as if i weighed a million pounds.
I commend you all who were diagnosed young and had to grow up with diabetes. I commend you all who were diagnosed later on in life and have dedicated yourself to fighting the disease and maintaining the best of health that you can.
I have tasted some of the best parts of life. And getting diabetes at 21 was the hardest thing i would ever have to deal with. I watch my diabetes 24/7 and control my sugars all the time. But drinking im having a hard time trying to let go of. I feel better being buzzed or drunk every night and going to sleep. Its the only time i feel happy and forget the burden of being a diabetic. Honestly, i dont want to stop drinking. its the only time i feel free from Diabetes.
I'm not an alcoholic by any means. Far from it. I wake up on time every morning and go to work so i can pay the bills. I never take a day off ever. Even when i dont feel good i still go to work. im just stuck in a routine.
Before diabetes i knew what it was like to have fun like everyone else and party with your friends and drink. I know its bad for diabetes in general. but at the same time it helps me relax and become unstressed about being diabetic.
I dont know what the point of this thread is....i guess i just needed to talk and get something off of my mind.