I can't deal with my diabetes anymore...that's how I have been feeling for the past while.Unfortunaltly I have no choice I HAVE to deal with diabetes...hypos.hypers..and everything else in between!I am currently studying physiotherapy and its a very tough course...even tougher when you are feeling unwell and have fallen behind!My diabetes is so out of control if i'm not hyper I am hypo,I feel hungry at normal blood sugar levels so I overeat then I go hyper...my blood glucose takes ages to come down so I often end up giving too much insulin and suffer massive hypos followed by hyper....;-(and I feel so unwell the majority of the time.I just want a day where I feel well.That seems like too much for me to ask for...Perhaps I need to lower my expectations!I know I am going on a rant now but I didnt know who else to turn to!I have no quality of life right now and that cant be right!

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Comment by Briley on October 29, 2010 at 11:03am
College & Diabetes is not easy. No one ever said that it was. But take the time to go back to your diabetes basics. (And take a deep breath) I've found that simplifying (to the point of boring) my diet to figure out where the problem lies can help. Everyone is different though, but good luck!
Comment by Robyn on October 29, 2010 at 12:28pm
I know how you feel. I wish you well and hope that things smooth out. Stress is a BIG pain in the %$#@^ when it comes to diabetes and blood sugars. Try to relax and pick a day to just start fresh. Allow yourself to be upset, and then move forward...you have to and you are worth it.
Comment by lafilleatomique on October 30, 2010 at 2:37am
Thanks guys for your support it really helps!xx;-)
Comment by Donna H on October 31, 2010 at 7:43am
The world can be pretty ironic -- I had a roommate in college with T1. Then 25 years later I was diagnosed with T1. Oh how I wish that I knew then what I know now about diabetes. I watched my roommate struggle and hide her disease. She didn't explain anything to me, so I was confused by her mood swings (in hindsight I now realize she was not a very compliant diabetic). At least I knew enough to force juice into her when I would find her zoned out and sweating. I had no idea how pervasive the disease was into her entire life. I reflect on how awful she must have felt some days. I suspect she felt isolated, frustrated, and angry a lot of the time. But she never told me anything. The only way I even knew about the juice for the low was by calling the health center when it happened the first time. And even after she returned to a norman BG, she never discussed what happened. In fact, it was like discussion of diabetes was completely taboo. I was a non-diabetic then. I was completely uniformed. If I had known then what I know now -- I would have been more compassionate and supportive. I would have been sensitive to her moods rather than frustrated by them. All in all -- I would have been a better friend. I urge you to educate those closest to you at college about the disease and what that means about your life and your choices. I suspect many are like I was -- just plain clueless. If you let people in to this part of who you are, I think you'll be amazed at how much support you'll find. And of course, we are all here too -- this is a safe place to find extra support. Communicate your needs -- it took me many years to learn that (about things other than diabetes). Remember--you have a whole family here that "gets it" and wants you to get past this bad time with the disease.

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