I was diagnosed with T1D in December 2016 at age 26 (two months after my wedding and just before the holidays!). I had been feeling “funny” for months and the diagnosis answered some of my symptoms.
I was pretty calm during my diagnosis and the few months that followed but I feel that the reality of the diagnosis is starting to set in. Lately I’m feeling pretty down and very alone in all this. I don’t know anyone else with type 1 other than a co worker of my mom’s. I have a very supportive husband and family but in the end I still feel I am dealing with this alone.
I got a CGM 4 weeks ago and it has been helping me control my BG greatly, but I think it has also caused me to face the day to day reality of living with T1D. I wasn’t doing well controlling my BG before the CGM and think I was able to escape the reality of being a T1D.
Now I am realizing what it takes for good, sustainable T1 management and that I will have to do this everyday for the rest of my life. I feel overwhelmed and sad that I will never get a break from this.
I would greatly appreciate and wisdom/tips for helping me overcome this mindset and learn to accept being a T1 Diabetic!