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IVE BEEN SO BAD :( HELP & ADVICE NEEDED.

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by InsulinHero, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. ohitsnicola

    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you test lol? yeah I am in the UK too! Well the pump...I believe is only given if injections don't work for you, so you would have to start them off properly again too! I know how you feel about not wanting to contact your healthcare team etc, I was in that boat too! Have you looked up the Accuchek combo?? :)
     
  2. InsulinHero

    InsulinHero Type 1 · Member

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    'No i barely test but when i do ohh god /: I have literally given up on it all, yaaaay UK :D i will have a look now, but through some support of this community i have actually started to take it again. Currently on 22.4 but its coming down slowly which i guess is good.
     
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  3. ohitsnicola

    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear! I'll message you lol! I 'll be happy to help because I'm pretty sure you don't want the complications I have already ha! And I am 20 too! :(
     
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  4. fatgirl1965

    fatgirl1965 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi James, I can totally sympathize with how you feel at the moment. When I was a teenager I decided I'd had enough of my diabetes. I wantedto be just like my friends, not having to worry about what I was eating or drinking, just wanted to enjoy myself without having to plan around my injections etc. Used to think 'its not fair' quite a lot. If this website and forum had been around then I probably wouldn't have ended up in hospital, 15 minutes away from dying. Luckily there are some amazingly 'normal' people on this forum who are giving you some potentially life saving advice. I wish you well and hope you let us all know how you get along.
     
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  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    ' No one can go back and make a new start, but anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending'
    One day you may not be well enough to even write on here or even see the answers properly. so give diabetes a good ole kick up the derriere, and remember you rule diabetes, don't let it rule you.
    Be strong and focus on a new beginning to get better control and to manage your diabetes better. It's hard slog at times, but don't let it beat YOU :)
    Take good care and best wishes..
     
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  6. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Well you actually look too thin, and having bloods too high for your meter... Well you'll actually probably be spending some time in hospital before the end of the year if you don't change now...

    You may look ok externally but inside you are doing yourself damage that may not be reversible.

    Tbh you need to grow up..you got one life... And have been on the road to screwing it up.

    Glad you come on to the forum. Are you getting some pleasure from worrying your girlfriend? If not, why are you giving another person in this world that cares for you reason to worry? It doesn't make sense?

    You got to take the advice that people here are giving you.

    Start testing and giving insulin.

    I think you are under the illusion yhat a pump does it for you. Well it doesn't injections are actually easier in many ways....

    You have to show commutment and that you have done everything in your power to get better control to even be considered for a pump.

    There are a lot of people that try really hard to get their levels right and do everything they can to look after themselves, so why should you jump the queue for a pump when you just don't care?


    Loving life
     
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  7. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Sounded harsh above.
    Welcome to forum. Am glad you have taken this step.
    Lots of people have been in your position, I don't think one of us could say we all been angels...

    However, please take on board the help and offers of messaging etc.

    Diabetes is not a handicap... You can still have a great life and foods n drinks that you want.. You just got to test n inject.. All of what 30 seconds each time? Nothing to getting ED, sight problems, painful limbs etc... And thats just a few of the probs you you could end up with.

    Please take the advice you are being given. You may be lean and look ok on outside, but inside?? You can't see. Don't give yourself regrets for the future.

    You can look after yourself.. Better now, than later..


    Loving life
     
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  8. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Sounded harsh above.
    Welcome to forum. Am glad you have taken this step.
    Lots of people have been in your position, I don't think one of us could say we all been angels...

    However, please take on board the help and offers of messaging etc.

    Diabetes is not a handicap... You can still have a great life and foods n drinks that you want.. You just got to test n inject.. All of what 30 seconds each time? Nothing to getting ED, sight problems, painful limbs etc... And thats just a few of the probs you you could end up with.

    Please take the advice you are being given. You may be lean and look ok on outside, but inside?? You can't see. Don't give yourself regrets for the future.

    You can look after yourself.. Better now, than later..


    Loving life
     
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  9. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    IMHO Telling off someone by trying to shake sense into them, is a waste of typing.
    I've tried to do that with my kids and they just glaze over

    You aren't the first to hit a slump, as you have read
    Try an appointment with the hospital clinic team I think they will be ok

    The real diabetes org has online nurses and councelor that you can ring and chat with, without giving your name if you want

    If your BG is all over the place and you're either hypo or 20, it's easy to throw your hands up and say F'it

    There is also a free online course and workbooks for a refresher
    Look at workbook 2 for a start and go from there
    www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/newly-diagnosed.60873#post-583801
     
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  10. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Some kids glaze, but some in the slump can pick themselves up and think "hey, why am I causing others worry.. I not giving them fun, and I should be... Not worry"




    Loving life
     
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  11. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Don't fool yourself that your not diabetic as your high bg readings (when you do test) are saying otherwise. I really think that you've had a lucky escape thus far probably due to the fact that you've been in the Honeymoon stage of your diabetes.

    Being in the denial about diabetes is quite common and most of us can relate to what your going through and feeling at this present time, but you do have to start taking your diabetes seriously otherwise things will eventually catch-up with you.

    Rather than struggle along on your own, make contact again with your diabetes team and start to get back on top of your diabetes, once you do so you will feel much better in yourself and your girlfriend will stop worrying about you so much. Good luck James and keep us informed on your progress.
     
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