I was just diagnosed with this... Anyone else have this problem and how they deal with it?
That is a very serious diagnosis. You might get a second opinion. It is treatable with medication though.
I've had T1 for 15 years and was diagnosed with Manic Depression, and Bipolar Disorder about 5 years ago. I had trouble with it and since I was only in 8th grade when diagnosed with them my mom checked me into the mental health ward because the two mixed with my diabetes caused me to have black outs where I'd break things, and beat up my younger brother without knowing it. They put me on medication which helped for a little while but then I got unusual side effects from them and went about 1 1/2 years of trying different medications until I got the right mix. They helped a lot, unless my blood sugars where off that's when I had the most trouble. But my blood sugars are in a lot better control now and I haven't taken medication for my bipolar or depression in about 2 years.
I have a friend with Manic Depression and Diabetes. It was hard for her to get used to the medications at first but after a while everything was as normal as it could be under the circumstances.
I also have both. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 3 years ago, and bipolar 1, 2 years ago. It's definitely hard being a teenager and having to juggle both illnesses, especially since they can affect each other a lot. Luckily, I have really supportive and caring parents.
Medication has done wonders for me, I've tried so many different combinations it's hard for me to keep track. Some people I know are so against psychotropics, but I honestly don't know where I'd been without them. Of course, I've done different types of therapy too.
It's pretty cool seeing someone the same age as me struggling with this, especially since where I live, people are very hesitant about diagnosing a minor with bipolar disorder.
If it's cool with you, I'd love to talk.