So I went to see my endo today and yet again had to see the look of horror on her face when reviewing my numbers. A1C is up to 8.7.
I feel like a smoker who can't quite cigarettes but my affliction is pizza and brew. Yeah, I know it sounds dumb, but obviously it's become an issue. I just celebrated my 35th birthday and coming up on almost 21 years with Type 1. I think I have been in denial for those 21 years. When I hear people mention the fact I'm diabetic I cringe. I just always wanted to be a normal boy. Problem is I'm now a man. A diabetic man. That's the reality.
So having said that, I tried to go to support groups but I find that I'm the only one there who doesn't need a cane and I'm not sporting blue hair and I'm pretty sure that I could workout with more than just soup cans. My whole life diabetes to me has always been portrayed as a senior citizens disease. That's maybe why I always had such a hard time accepting it.
Does anyone know of any Type 1 groups in the lower NY or Danbury CT area where people more my age meet to discuss Type 1? Is there anyone here on tudiabetes who may feel the same way I do?