Hello, I am new to this Site but not new to being a T1. 32 years I have been living with Diabetes and many of its problems and complications. For about 30 of those years I never took Ownership of it.…

Hello, I am new to this Site but not new to being a T1. 32 years I have been living with Diabetes and many of its problems and complications. For about 30 of those years I never took Ownership of it. I never took Responsibility for my own care and well being. Just did what very little I knew how to do. Never asked any questions, never listened to Dr's suggestions, never read anything about diabetes. It would be safe to say I was Self Will Run Riot when it came to my diabetes. It was always my way and damn the results. Well, the results I speak of started becoming my reality within the past two years. These results did not include the severe lows I had for years but rather the partial foot amputation, Neuropathy, loss of balance etc. etc.. My reality was that I never took responsibility for my disease. Never accepted that I had it. Certainly it can't be bad if you have no information of how bad it can be right? That was my reality folks. It is better to address this disease later than never at all. Acceptance can come at any time. One can always open there minds to an abundance of information out there. The people here have more knowledge than I could ever digest and are so very willing to help. They will just listen if you wish to vent, share in your joy of a lower A1C, encourage you if its higher. So if you think no one understands what you feel and what your going through welcome to a place where we all understand. Take that first step and introduce yourself and talk with us.Take ownership of this Disease. It is not the end of the world. Welcome Home Diabetics, Welcome Home...

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Comment by jrtpup on February 23, 2013 at 4:45pm

Wow Bill your post is so honest, and so unfortunately true. Thank you SO much for sharing it!

Comment by Linda G on February 23, 2013 at 4:50pm

Bill...Thank you so much for sharing your fears, joys, sentiments. It is through outright openness that we support...it is through outright openness that we learn.

Comment by SEAGATOR on February 23, 2013 at 5:48pm

I was that way when I was first told I was diabetic. Not me. No man in my family had diabetes. I moved to Florida found a new endo shocked my A1C was 9.5 and put right on insulin. Found this site. Found many friends they helped me as they will you. I tell everyone Tudiabetes saved my life. Everyone here is here for you. Reed

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on February 23, 2013 at 7:37pm

Bravo Bill, I've so been there.

Comment by Marie B on February 24, 2013 at 5:22am

glad to have you in the family Bill, thanks for posting, this brought tears to my eyes. I found this place 5 years ago after 40 years of trying to do it alone, and I was astounded by the love, support, and knowledge here. completely changed my life, and I'll be forever grateful.

Comment by Tami on February 24, 2013 at 3:30pm

Your story is our story Bill...I used to call myself "the poster child for how a diabetic should not be"....since coming to this site I have made more positive steps forward then I have in the 20 years I've had T1...one day at a time!

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