I would really like to "talk" to you. I just found out about this website and it took about 5 days of contacting the admin to get on but here I am because I've had Type1 diabetes for almost 46 years and I'm starting to consider suicide. I'm very sad and fed up. I'm in Canada. I have a Medtronic pump but it does cause some annoying problems. I was ok until three years ago a mastiff hit me in the ankle. My doctors were dumb and called it tendon damage because the doctors missed it on x-ray. I walked on it for 8 mths! The talus was shattered. An idiot surgeon put four screws in and pulled one out them out in the clinic full of germs. Then I got a bone infection and wore a pick line into my heart for 2 months.
The visiting nurses kept putting wet dressings on it wouldn't heal. My md fired them and I let my 200 lb. wonderful Great Dane lick it. Presto! 10 days and it was healed! However, now I have to wear a hard plastic brace with ski buckles for life because I can't weight bear. Nice. I can only swim now and I react to chlorine. I gained 15 lbs because I was really active before. I went blind at 21 but my eye sugeeon fixed that. I'm really grateful
I need other Type 1s to talk to. This is brutally hard as I get older, this disease gets worse. More meds, one thing after another. I was 1 when I was diagnosed--beef and pork insulin, urine testing etc. I'm pretty well controlled but no matter what I do, y bgs are crazy sometimes. No spouse or kids by choice.Someone. anyone please write back to me. I'm not about to off myself but I. crying as I write this. I feel very isolated and am having problems coping. I've been on antidepressants, been to shrinks since I was 16. No one gets it except US. This is snot a great disease but I know there are worse.
I'll include pictures when I learn how--not that technical.