Its not said, and we all deal with it very well, but I hate being type 1 diabetic.

I am very lucky on lots of fronts from the diabetic issues that we can all suffer from. I use a Navi CGM and an OmniPod. My Hba1c are 7.5% . However, it would be nice to talk to people who, for all theh wrong reasons, hate this disease. Its not as if we arent dealing with it 95% of the time, but then there are the odd few points when I want to give it to someone else, only for a few hours, but just a bit of time off. thoughts ?

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Comment by runningforruth on October 1, 2011 at 4:55pm
Some time off would be great! I wouldn't want to give it to someone else in the meantime but an occasional timeout would be great. Being diabetic is very exhausting and most people who are not diabetic dont understand this side of it. It can certainly be very frustrating even when everything is going great with the numbers.
Comment by Jgos on October 1, 2011 at 5:03pm
It is exhausting, hence my wish to pass it to somebody else, just for a few hours, when we can sleep or just not be beholden to the issues. I know you are correct in your statement, but gosh it would be good to just have a break sometimes. I ride (cycle) alot and row - then work. The best are my boys who understand alot about my low points. Forget the numbers.
Comment by Debra on October 1, 2011 at 8:19pm
I agree, I was diagnosed in February of this year and I would love to have my life back, even for just one day. One day not having to think about blood sugar, carbs, all that.
Comment by runningforruth on October 1, 2011 at 8:46pm
As frustrating and exhausting as it can be, I really try not to let it get to me too much. I try to think of all that my mom has been through. I mean she has been struggling with it for 25 years and she has had it rough. She has lost both legs just below the knee, she has had several eye surgeries, is suffering from heart complications, is beginning to struggle with her memory, and she is very tired! I have only been doing it for about 6 years and I have seen all that my mom has been through and she is my motivation to stay healthy. She has told me that she would love to be in my shoes for one day so I feel a little selfish when I feel bad for myself. Don't get me wrong, I still have my bad days but so far I am very fortunate I guess.

So with that being said, I have been feeling a little worn out lately and just tired of having to think about every piece of food that I put in my mouth. So yes I feel your pain with the constant work of it all.
Comment by Doris D on October 2, 2011 at 9:07am
That Group Chrissy told u about would be great. I've been living with Type 1 for 38 years now and it honestly gets me that I have to thak insulin then eat. I'm not a big eater of anything and to see my husband eat and eat and not have to worry about it gets me to no end. I pump now so I don't have to worry about the shots. I WANT TIME OFF!! I think I deserve it. But then again I wouldn't know what to do b/c I've had Type 1 since I was 10 and those old memories don't come back for me. The only thing I remember too well is my mom used to make Missippi Mud Cake (or is it pie) and I LOVED it but haven't had any of that since I was 10
Comment by Jo on October 3, 2011 at 3:20am
Like all Type1 diabetics, I just wish it would go away!!! I don't know why I got it, no one else in the family has it, that I know of. I 'think' my Mother may have been a type 2 with hypothyroid, which I also have.
I just wish they would hurry up and find a cure!!!!
Comment by runningforruth on October 3, 2011 at 5:15am
I don't think it really matters what type you are, it is all very tiring and long-term complications are the same... Type 1, Type 2, MODY, LADA- we are all diabetic and we are all in it together and I do believe that there are days that every single one of us would like to take a timeout from the daily grind of it all.
Comment by Stoyan on October 3, 2011 at 5:52pm
Hah, this is an interesting comment. Yes, it would be awesome if we could take a break from it and go on vacation - or at least not have to deal with it for a while. It feels like a burden and a responsibility you never asked for, but such is life. The way I deal with it is I try to think of it as a normal part of my routine and not allow it to get me stressed.


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