its not easy to manage it at all. I got diabetes at 18, I was gutted. I had just started uni and all i wanted to do was go out and enjoy life like my friends did. i was pretty bad, ate what i wanted and drank what i wanted didnt test and i'll admit i skipped insulin. I've been admitted to hospital over high sugar, felt terrible, dry mouth, weeing, dizzy, sick and its awful so recently i've realised it will catch up with me if i dont get organised and i am the most unorganised person ever
I recently got married (sound like an old woman to you now i bet!
) and know that i need to keep at it, i want to spend every second that i can with my husband and family. so my diabetes shake up began.
I started as Jolo said writing everything down in a notebook (its very battered and dog earred now, but it is a lifesaver!!) i write down in order my blood sugars, the units taken and what I have eaten. I check what agrees with me and what doesn't. I follow a low carb diet, yet still have indian takeaways, 85% choc and cakes made with low carb alternatives. it is hard to remember to write it all down, but for some weird reason i actually enjoy it now, and show it off when ive had a good day, if ive had a bad day i let my husband have a look and we try work out where i've gone wrong! and if i have, oh well we start again tomorrow! (we can't change the past, but we can alter the future!) Jane you have no one to impress, its not a competition, we just ned to keep ourselves well and healthy don't we?
I completely understand where you are coming from with the mixed mesages from dieticians and nurses and doctors, it happened to me....confused.com but in reality you know what you need to do. this forum will help you so much Jane, from other diabetics who feel just as stressed as you about the condition... have a rant, we are all here to listen and help!
If you want to do something about it, I am here for you as I am sure others are too! People may seem to go on at you but you wil realise they are only worried about you, it can get annoying though i know, my mum sometimes worries too much and I am nearly 25!
If you want to chat you can pm me, or reply here. we can even chat on the phone if you want and i can explain some stuff to you that might help make things easier for you!