I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2008, and did not take my disease very seriously. Just last month I was having trouble breathing and my fiance convinced me that I needed to go to the hospital. It turns out that I had keytoacidosis. I also found out while in the hospital that I actually have Type I diabetes. Since my hospital visit I have been taking my disease very seriously. I am eating well, exercising, and taking my insulin. My numbers are generally good and in the three weeks from my release from the hospital to my follow up endochronologist appointment, my A1C went down from an astounding 12 to a 9.
My problem is staying positive. For some reason it really hits me when I go grocery shopping. I guess it is just the copious amount of things that I can't have. Have any of you had this problem, and if so how do you suggest I deal with it? I also get frustrated when my diabetes affects those around me (for example if I have a late breakfast, at say ten, I can't have lunch until at least 2, and neither can anyone who is with me).
I have read that stress can raise your blood sugar, and that the disease itself causes stress. This combined with being in my first year of law school, I am surprised my sugars are down at all! Thanks in advance for any advice.