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Type 2- I know I'm young.

Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by GeePei, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. isjoberg

    isjoberg Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry about taking injections with you - I've been injecting myself since I was 7 and everyone has been fine with it - most people barely realise you are doing it, just think you are getting something from your bag/pocket!
     
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  2. leahkian

    leahkian · Well-Known Member

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    You are 19 and you have to inject yourself, i was 3 and had to inject twice a day but then at 19 it was 4 times a day. From my point of view between the ages of 15-27 are the hardest with your body changing, going out and having to inject where no one can see you. The first thing to do is get back in contact with the diabetes team and tell them how you feel and if they say something you do not agree with then tell them. It may be you need some mental health support i have since i was 18 and still do now coming up 42, i find it easy to talk to someone who is not in my life. I am sorry to say this but diabetes will always effect your life but the thing is trying to get the best control will give you a better social life, if these people are friends they will stick by you but you have to explain to them about your diabetes. Having to inject while out can be fun having to do it in a pub toilet, or eating a meal and just have it where you are sitting and my fav was doing it just before playing football you should have seen their faces but it only lasts a couple of weeks. My biggest problem was telling a girl that i was a diabetic then one day i thought this is who i am and if they cannot except that then bye. I did get a few questions can i catch it, will i catch it if we kiss and i can't stand needles, i said that's fine because its me who needs them not you. No two diabetic are the same and you will have to find out who are you, i switched my care from Durham to Newcastle and met a consultant who changed my life. If i had not found him i do not think i would be here today, he was the first person who let me tell him how i feel and then we would make a plan of action together. I hope you can find a way to live your life with diabetes
     
  3. karmudvan11

    karmudvan11 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi
     
  4. NakNik

    NakNik Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi there!

    You are the only other person I've ever met (even if online) that was diagnosed the same age as me with type 2. I've really struggled and I think my diagnosis led to an eating disorder that made things worse. I'm getting better at unpacking the trauma that came with diagnosis now I'm a bit older, but it's still so hard being so young with this condition.
    I know i'm commenting on this forum a few years after you posted but if you see this and would like to connect, let me know. I think talking to someone in the same shoes as me would be better than therapy even :)

    Wishing you all the best xx
     
  5. Teddy pink

    Teddy pink · Member

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    I was 19...when i got diagnosed too..now i am 21..would love to chat ..message me if u like to talk..
     
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