So, here's the deal. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 9 years old. I am now 19 going on 20 in a few months. To be honest with you all, I absolutely suck at controlling my diabetes. I definitely let it control me. Its terrible, I know.
I can't even remember a doctors appointment these past 10 years where my A1C has been in the correct range. I constantly feel like a failure every day because I can't seem to get a hold on this freakin' disease.
When I was first diagnosed, my parents pretty much took care of everything that I needed. They checked my BG for me, gave me my insulin, counted my carbs, etc. I took over the responsibilities when I got into junior high and from then on I've been doing just horrible.
I have tried so many times to get organized and really take control of this. At first, I do really really well, but then somewhere along the way I skip a BG check or forget to put give insulin and it just all unravels from there.
I guess I'm just putting this all out there because I'm sure I'm not the only one that has and is going through this struggle. And I'm wondering if anyone has advice to get me out of this huge problem that will affect my life down the road.