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November 4
Brussels and Paris
Consultant, facilitator

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  • About

    November 4
    Brussels and Paris
    Consultant, facilitator
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 1
    Treatment type:
    Walking, walking, and more walking
    ? can't list them all here
    Insincerity, stubborness, unkindness
    Hello all, I'm happy to find this community, can't believe I missed it since I "caught" diabètes 1 several years ago. Adult onset, post-traumatic, etc etc. Lot's of labels but I decided to go at it like a true project manager and just do what I needed to do, and stay energetic.
    I walk endless kilometers, continue my life pretty much as before but have less support since my family is far away. That is not fun or reassuring. I manage diet and injections very well, I decided that was not negotiable, and since I always ate well before....but I have grown so WEARY of this condition. And I'm not good at asking for help or even knowing when I need help sometimes. I found this site because the word "burn-out" kept running through my mind...and by jove, it seems that may be what's happening.
    Apparently my lassitude and isolation are NOT because I'm a wretch or a loser.
    Walking far and seeing alot is my source of peace and progress. The only thing is, I really do have to have a companion for this in case I tip over. Same for travel, especially to places with hygiene challenges. So naturally I am feeling even more isolated since I depend on others, and others are not always as willing or free for adventure as I am. I have always been and that's who I am and it feels pretty ironic that this condition has put a serious crimp on nearly everything I love to do. Sometimes my view of people is rough since openmindedness, or even awareness of D1 is aleatory and well, irritating for people who can eat whenever and whatever, exercise at will, and consider it a handicap. In a way it is, a kind of social handicap!
    It's made me stronger, more responsible, definitely more conscious of other peoples stories and burdens. But lately I am truly on screen-saver..dull and unmotivated, and maybe a little bit angry too.
    Now I know there is a resource for my queries and maybe some friendship with like-minded, same-condition people who get what it means to "crash", to have "one of those days", to always have a survival kit and don't consider any of it optional.

    Thanks for being out there everyone, and anyone with great tips on dealing with the low days, or who wants to go for a walk, just give me sign! Bess
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