I have been diagnosed for a bit more than a year now, I'm 28, a Children's book illustrator & architectural conservation research based in Hong Kong.
Thankfully I have a very loving doctor, and I try to look positive whenever possible, but there are very difficult times too. A lot of times I feel lost and unsure what's the best to do, and sadly everyone around me are just so busy with work, I guess sometimes friends find it so difficult to understand.... highs, lows, dietary requirements, and I guess Asians are just not the most... outwardly passionate type of people, I often feel like they just duck from this whole sick-conversation.. and are secretly hoping that I will all of a sudden get better/recover... as if I were having a cold.
All in all, I have been a very responsible patient, doing the right exercise, eating carefully, but sometimes it's just so tiring, and sometimes even if i do everything right, things still go wrong, which makes me feel so confused... : ( : (
Lately, after a whole year and a bit more, i really wish maybe i could meet some other people who understands, I have been trying to look at local support groups, but they are all either for kids, or type 2 elderlies... : ( : ( am i really the only person suffering from this in this city ?! i know i can't be... but where are the others
I really like how the website says "you're not alone in this" when you log in : ) thinking positive is essential i guess : )
I have also illustrated my diabetic journey as a picturebook earlier, and you can see it on my blog http://www.maoshanc.com/p/blog-page_23.html I hope you'd like it
and nice to meet you all : )