"Hey I saw you posted in the PA diabetics page about any Penn Staters! I'm a sophomore there this fall and I see you were diagnosed just four days before me too! How weird. My name's Logan and I'd be happy to talk to you or if you have…"
"I dont have any issue with diet sodas, its regular sodas that get me. I will drink some soda go "ok i have to be high" and find that im low. Good to note that i haent ever tried to treat lows before discovering this. Some days i can eat…"
well im hoping to have a job somewhere in lines of hospitality management.. but then again economics graduates in the field of management usually end up turning out as depressive financial managers :P which is why i might change my major or incorporate some other courses
Hi Logan. I read your comment on my 50 year discussion, yes it is a rotten 18th birthday present, but at least one is old enough to cope with injections etc on one's own.
Do I have words of wisdom? Nothing really profound.
I always felt if I obeyed the rules I could live with the diabetes. But I never let it stop me doing anything. I was in my last year of school. a month in hospital, this was 1961 so that was normal, I had a lot of catching to do for my final exams & I was expected to do well. I guess I did because I was accepted at Oxford University (I come from England). University was great & I spent my summer vacations hitch hiking around Europe, I got some odd looks when I got out my syringe to inject in a Youth Hostel.
I think one piece of advice, tell everyone around you, not to scare them but just so that if you suddenly start behaving oddly they will tell you to go & test your blood sugar. I never lost friends by telling them. Also always be prepared, take your insulin everywhere, I remember once I was sailing with friends & they said let's go to the Isle of Wight for dinner & I had to say, oops we can't I don't have my insulin.
I hope things are easier for you. Now with BG meters you can test to see if your BG is high or low, I could only detect lows by how I felt.
Remember one's body is not a machine, often you will be doing everything right & suddenly go high or low for no apparent reason, it happens, just correct & carry on don't let it get it discourage you. Every time I see a new Endo they look at my BG charts & say But there are no patterns here. I know that & just do the best I can.
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