So I’ve been diagnosed for the past 5 years and I feel like I’ve never had any real control over this “condition”.
I was 15 when I was diagnosed and I’m coming up on my 5 year mark and I feel like I’m not really getting any better. I don’t totally ignore the diabetes but I never check my blood sugar because I get anxiety about what the numbers may look like. I know it’s mental but it’s hard for me.
I also don’t take my Lantus at night because I’ve read about people that pass away through the night due to lows so that shakes me up too much. I do take my novolog after every time I eat but I never learned to carb count so I “wing” it and use an average of 10-11 units and wait to see if my BS drops and if so I’ll just eat a snack. I’m currently doing the bare minimum to get by at this point and I know I could be doing better. I feel like mentally I’m just DRAINED. So I guess what I’m really asking is, what are some tips to look on the brighter side of diabetes?
p.s. I’m a first generation diabetic between my family and friends so they try to help and give words of encouragement but I feel like they really don’t know what it’s like so they only say what they think I’d like to hear…