I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 10 years ago (at age 8) and it has been a rollercoaster ride!
A couple years ago, I kind of gave up on managing my blood sugars and I still have pretty poor control. My bloodsugar is almost always high, and I’ve struggled a lot with my mental health and now PTSD from hypoglycemia and stuff, but that’s another story.
In June I went into DKA for the first time and it was really bad, I ended up in the ER. And in August I had a hypoglycemic seizure for the first time, also ended up in the ER. These both happened because I didn’t feel symptoms of my high or low BGL until it was already really bad (I have a Dexcom but I’ve learned to tune out the alarms which is definitely a problem). For example, in August I didn’t feel any low symptoms until like 60 seconds before my seizure and I had been on a walk with my friend and didn’t notice my alarm going off.
So I have a decent amount of hypoglycemic unawareness. Sometimes I feel the symptoms right away, but a lot of the time now I don’t. But now, when I do have symptoms, they are worse then they’ve ever been in the last 10 years. I have symptoms I never even had!
Same with highs. Now I’m starting to get some minor muscle pains, I’m so tired and delusional sometimes that I can’t even function, and it never used to be like this for me. And anyways, I just wanted to know if anyone else who has had T1D for a number of years has experienced their high/low symptoms worsening over time?