Ive had diabetes since I was 7 years old, and I turned 16 the other week. I’ve stressed about my type1 so much, as well as coursework at school, family, friends etc and when I stress I lose weight and my bg is all over the place. I’ve never made my bloods high to lose weight, and all my friends tell me they’re envious of my body. My mum and doctors have all accused me of deliberately making my bg high (my HBA1C had gone up from something like 7.2 to 7.6 idek) and that made me stress even more. I know I have good control. I know I’m not the best, but at least I know I’m somewhere near safe. My parents are ECPs in the NHS so they’ve been helping me, but it’s like I still have more of an idea about MY disease. I’ve only had tumblr since last night and I already feel like I can relate to people on here, regardless of whether I know them or not. I know I’ve not got it worst, and I know there are people out there who can’t really look out for themselves because (for example) their doctors don’t know shit. But I want to tell the followers on here to keep strong. We’re always going to feel like shit. Just like we’re never going to be able to get rid of this ridiculous disease. But keep strong. Keep fighting. Don’t let it take over you. Keep strong, because one day, we’re going to get that cure. And then we’re gonna be free…
Hi! I recently put on a lot of weight- and I can’t seem to find good advice/recommendations anywhere because weight loss diets are never geared towards type one diabetics. So I thought I’d turn to tumblretics for some tips- any type ones out there have any experience when it comes to safely loosing a few pounds? (:
Feel like I have no time for my diabetes. it is 9 years too much now. so have been cheating really bad.
My name’s Sarah and I’ve been diabetic for about 7 years now . My older sister Andrea was so inspired by my own experiences living with the condition that she’s signed up to do a sponsored 10,000 ft tandem skydive at the end of this month .All the money she raises goes to the charity Diabetes UK.I am honestly so proud of everything she’s doing atm it’s so sweet of her.
I realise this might be a long shot but we all know how crappy it is to live with Diabetes and it would be great to be able to one day have a future without it.It’s not an easy thing to jump out of a plane from thousands of feet in the air so it would be amazing if any of you guys could give her even a small donation to show your support.
Thank you :)
I don’t want anyone to shame me or be harsh in their response to this confession, but I do want and need some support, motivation, and really, just help… I haven’t been taking care of myself well at all. I have trouble keeping a log and can only keep that up for a few days when I try. I haven’t checked my blood sugar regularly in awhile and only check when I’m low. I don’t eat healthy, don’t carb count, just generally guess how much insulin to give myself, absentmindedly forget to give myself lantus, and sometimes just skip meals and only eat once a day. I know I’m doing damage to my body, but half the time I’m in denial about it and just avoid thinking about it, acting like diabetes isn’t actually a part of my life. I was diagnosed almost a year ago. I need some help…I’ve set reminders on my phone to check my blood sugar at 3 specific times per day…and a reminder for lantus too. It’s a start, right? A few weeks ago I set reminders on the glucose buddy app but they never popped up and I completely forgot about them. What else can I do to help myself be on top of this? I have a real problem with consistency that is just ingrained in me and spills over into everything I do. It’s not just diabetes. It’s just how I was brought up. And that trait is making it really hard for me to actually handle this. Half the time, it’s not even just me blatantly ignoring the disease, it’s me forgetting about it… Can anyway give some helpful, hands on tips for things I can do? Not mental stuff that I need to “tell myself” or “realize” or “wake up” for or anything like that - I know it’s my health, my life, and damage I’m doing to my body. I know it can shorten my life. But obviously, after a year of knowing that, it’s not enough try as I might, to know that and make permanent changes. Every time I try I just lapse and forget about it. I need advice that is real and concrete, like those reminders on my cell phone that will be in my face multiple times a day.. Should I put up posters all around my house that say “Check your blood sugar!!” and “Eat healthy or you’ll die!!” or something??? :(
Don’t you just love when you’re getting nice and cozy for bed, you check your pump, and realize you only have 1 unit left? Niiice..
Me: I’m going to eat healthy, low carb high protien low calorie dinner yah!
Broken Pancreas: No. Don’t be silly.
Me: You don’t control me! My diabetes shall not mess up my weight loss goals!
Broken Pancreas: Wanna bet bitch?
Me: You’re on!
*3 hours later, the scene in the above picture unfolded*
Broken Pancreas: Told you so.
Me: If you weren’t broken already, I’d stab you.
Broken Pancreas: Shut up and drink your 140 calorie coke. And eat something with calories too - carbs and protein, because I said so.
Broken Pancreas: Or else you’ll wake up in the middle of the night and 45 will look beautifully high compared to what you’ll be.
Me: Help, diabetes has taken me hostage!
I was really struggling with controlling my diabetes. My a1c level was 10.1 or something, my highest in my life. The next visit I had it was 8.3 or so. I brought it down all by myself. I think it spiked again, I can’t remember.
I had a time I was getting into the swing of things again but now I’m not. I want to be in control again without it feeling like a burden so much. I need to be in control. Not just for my lifestyle but more upcoming things. I need to prove to my family I can manage it while I’m on a mission trip for a week this summer. I need to manage it so they’ll let me go away for college and I’m so afraid I’m going to fail them.