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I feel so stupid for posting here because I’m Type 2. I have seen so many confessions from Type 1’s that break my heart. However. Learning I had Type 2 really messed me up and scared me at first. I spent several weeks crying at night over it. I had heard so many bad stories and people kept telling me awful things. Now, I have shooting pains in my hands and feet and suddenly have 2 broken teeth. Is it because of diabetes? No one seems to be able to tell me. It worries me.

- Anon

Don’t feel stupid!! This blog is completely open to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. I edit or decline to post any submissions that shame or judge either condition because this is supposed to be an emotional dumping ground for ANY diabetics. 

The shooting pains might be nerve problems, but I don’t know about the teeth. I know that when my blood sugars are too high for too long I tend to get cavities and gum problems. My advice on that is to talk to a doctor or nurse practitioner about your symptoms and INSIST that they take you seriously and listen to you. Good luck! <3

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Sometimes I take extra insulin to make myself low to get out of lessons. It doesn’t normally work but last Thursday it worked, but I went too low and almost passed out. Now my head of year is way too concerned about me, and I hate it. What can I do?

The only real way to do anything to change the situation is to prove to your head of year that they don’t need to be as concerned about you as they are. The only way to do that is to prove that you are as stable as you can be - by not taking extra insulin! I know it’s tempting to use it to get out of lessons or classes, I’m guilty of it myself. But it’s too dangerous to be worth it. You end up with friends who treat you like they’re your babysitter and your grades suffer, not to mention the health effects. Repetitive low or high blood sugars are not good for your body long term. Take care of yourself! <3

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I had a lot of problems with my sugars since 2009. I am on pump and I did try to make sugars better, but they were not. i also suggested to switch to pens or to GCM (Which is really expensive, like 300€ per month).. but doctor always just threatened that she will take my pump. A few weeks ago, I found out, that you can get GCM for free, if your doctor recommends you and you have troubles with sugars. And this option has been available since 2010.. so maybe, I do not deserve help.. or life…

- Anon

I think you deserve both help and life! Unfortunately, some doctors just suck. They really do. I think you deserve a better doctor, and I think that if you can, you should try to switch doctors. My diabetes care improved so much just by finding a doctor willing to work with me rather than against me.

- Admin

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About Victoza: type 2 diabetic &I’m on it. For the past two days I’ve eaten CONSIDERABLY less. I ate only half a sandwich yesterday afternoon, then I spent the rest of the night vomiting. It was awful, but expected. My dr warned me of the side effects. I’m desperate for weight loss, as my previous insulin and regimens have made me gain 65lbs. I’ve cut out potatoes, rice, pasta, and bread (for the most part), and I exercise a minimum of 30mins per day. I went from 160lbs to 225 in only a year

 

Respect your body’s limits! If the side effects become dangerous or continue for too long, talk to your doctor. It’s the kind of medication that has the potential to do more harm than good if your body doesn’t handle it well. Good luck! <3 -Admin

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So I was just diagnosed with type one, right before starting my junior year in high school. It makes me feel soo lonely and literally no one gets it and I wish I had a diabetic friend to talk to at school. the only other person in my school that is diabetic is this senior boy whose super popular and attractive so I feel like he would normally never be friends with me, and I can’t just walk up to him and be like “hey, I’m diabetic too!” But I really want to be his friend what do I do?

- Anon

Just try talking to him! Go up and say, “hey, I was just diagnosed with type 1, and I was wondering if you had any tips for me or anything, I’m so new to it all.” Chances are he’ll be really kind about it, and that could develop into a friendship =) -Admin

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