I have this weird anxiety that I never really had issues with before. I am pretty good at my diabetes control and recently got a Dexcom G6 which I LOVE. I also work a little bit with some T1D and because of this I’ve started comparing my insulin doses to other people. Which I know and am fully aware is unreasonable and unrealistic. But as I’ve been trying to fine-tune my insulin doses I can’t help but notice that my doses are pretty high (in my opinion). I know I need the amount of insulin my body needs but for some reason it is making me anxious that I feel like I have such high insulin need.
I think maybe it’s because of stress? I’m a graduate student and probably under abnormal amounts of stress. But part of me is fearful that this insulin resistance is bad, not because of the extra insulin I need but because it just seems like I’m abnormal (part of the fear might be the fear of developing more complicated diabetes - like adding extreme insulin resistance into the mix, akin to T2D.) I don’t know if that’s rational or not. Should I be taking measures to combat my insulin resistance? If it is because of stress how the heck can I do that - it’s not like all my responsibilities are going to go away. If you can’t tell I’m also a really anxious person lol.