I know the feeling Scott! I had more than one Aha moment and one of them involved getting married. I also had my years of neglect. Maybe not so much neglect as pure sabotage. Regardless the source the result is still the same.
Had several of these...
My first was when I went to see the nurse for the first time. She was rude, cold, snotty; couldn't work the meter, recommended a Starch-only diet, and told me I was stupid. In retrospect this did nothing to remove my motivation and much to ensure that I was in charge, but I know this was Not Her Intention... The next was the doc telling me that "You know more about (your diseases) than I do" and agreeing to let me look after myself with his help on the access-to-services front...
The someone on a newsgroup said "Diabetes is the one disease where you can do more than the docs Every Time"
Rude nurses abound........but luckily the good ones way outnumber the bad ones!! I once had a tough time with a supervisor and co-worker who plotted to get me demoted based on diabetes related issues. (My performance was never in question.) Neither gentleman took care of themselves. I made it my mission to outlive both of them. They are both still living so I guess I will just keep taking care of myself!!
My future. My boyfriend is a health nut and when he found out I was diabetic, he wanted to learn everything. I couldnt be a bad example of everything he read not to do! Plus, we are looking forward to starting a family
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