"I know how you feel. I've been a diabetic since I was a child. Apparently your dosage or insulin type needs to be adjusted. I used to have fits when my blood sugar was up but now I only get upset if bit gets really high. No One is perfect. I…"
"Iyaz Do not dispair. Unfortunately having Diabetes is not easy. I have been BLESSED with Diabetes for over 50 years and still fight the odd ball lows and highs. You get used to it. The longer you live with diabetes I think. you learn what you need…"
"Hi, apologies for the late reply. I had so much going that I had literally forgotten about this website and had almost forgotten that I was diabetic, haha. Diabetes is now the least of my everyday concerns and I have so much love towards you guys…"
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
December 31, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
Hi, I'm just your average 17 year old teenage boy. After experiencing symptoms that did not seem to improve in four weeks, I visited my family doctor. Glucose was found in my urine which therefore meant that I had to undergo a fasting blood glucose test. After 3 days of intense anxiety and stress, my mother got a text-message from the doctor. Later in the evening as I walked into the clinic with my mother, hoping JUST HOPING that I have some Kidney Infection my heart shattered as I sat face to face with my doctor as he told me "the test results show that you do have diabetes". Praying and praying that I am diagnosed with type 2, he then batters my heart some more with, "You are a type 1 diabetic". After I left the clinic, just minutes later, I was trying my hardest to hold back my tears. my mother, who hadn't seen me cry in 4 years was trying to reassure me and tell me that I was going to be fine. As I got in the car, I was sighing hard and then just as my mother began driving, I broke down. She was in shock and said everything she could to make me feel better. I got home for New Years dinner at my cousin's. My dad told me everything was gonna be okay and he also called up a diabetic friend of his, just so he could make me feel better and tell me some of the things his friend told him about diabetes and how it isn't going to keep me back. Later in the evening, when we got back home, my family and I had a longer conversation about diabetes and our new plans. I am certain that I will see a cure in my lifetime after seeing some promising research going on such as the Stem Cells. After watching the New Years fireworks on TV, I drank some milk and went to bed. I cried in the dark as I was trying I accept the new me. The new me that was no longer 100% healthy. I guess this is just part of the grieving process. I'm new to diabetes and I'm very afraid. I feel a lot more relieved now as my symptoms will be cleared up in no time. I can start my diabetic treatment and live to hopefully see a cure that will definitely cure me and millions of others who suffer from this evil illness. One day, I'll be able to say, "I used to have diabetes". I PROMISE you that.
Woohoo! Almost two months since my diagnosis. Sugars have been awesome these past 4 weeks. I am so happy! I can't even begin to explain. (16/02/2013)
Hey Iyaz, welcome to the club :D In reply to your query, I don't want to sound like everyone else but it does get better, I promise. And yeah, it's been a year for me but I'm still getting a hang of this. I do worry about the future, to be completely honest with you. But why worry when I really can't change anything except eat right and take care of myself. Do you want to know how I coped? I had this major rant on TuD about 6 months ago and that made me feel heaps better :D Check it out, I'm sure you're going through the same. And for now, just do what we all do here, no worries, just living one day at a time :) Feel free to message me any time you wanna talk.
lyaz, welcome to the community! let me know if you have any questions about us. I've had it 45 years. We are very glad you found us right away. This is the best place to hang out with others who truly understand.
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