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Type 1 Diabetes is killing me

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by indiaemily, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Good to hear from your @indiaemily I have been watching the thread to see if you've posted, so pleased you did ;)

    Don't ever feel alone, we are your diabetes family so when you are ready to take control, come back.

    I hope you find courage to speak out and get the support you need to get on top of this, think of it as 'nothing to lose' so make a nuisance of yourself and good luck x
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  2. Claire007

    Claire007 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know you're probably not ready for this yet, but it might be an idea for when you are. I have only recently been diagnosed, I was terrified, couldn't take on board any info, and totally bewildered.
    I started by calculating:
    One breakfast ( I don't often eat breakfast though, and when I do it's full fat Greek yoghurt and strawberries, every time!)
    Three lunches
    Three dinners. That was it, for the first couple of weeks I pretty much stuck to this, I calculated the carbs, injected and adjusted if necessary. I then began to add in more meals. I felt safer doing it this way.

    One day at a time sweetheart, you'll get there x
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  3. alexander st clair

    alexander st clair Type 1 · Member

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    Just take it easy An I hope only the best for you :)
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  4. Bagpuss Lives!

    Bagpuss Lives! Type 1 · Active Member

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    I got diagnosed at 25, am now 42 (almost!). And I've found it incredibly hard going and not accepted it until about a year ago.....and had got alot of the complications. I wouldn't comply too well with insulin and only took it randomly eg when I felt so sick I threw up, and was falling over cos my bs was so high. My meter would read "hi" - ie 33+ so I'd take a randomly decided 40units of humalog, have nothing to eat or drink for the next 4 hours. Then when I retested my bloods it'd have come down to 27 -29. So clearly it'd been horrifically high. I learnt the hard way.

    Ask ur dsn or GP or consultant for referral for support and counselling, they won't tell you what or how to feel and can support you to get ur head round it
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