The Struggle of Diabetes

(Katherine) #1

I am a 16 year old junior, and I have been diagnosed for 11 almost 12 years. I struggle with managing my diabetes. I’m just ‘burned out’, I guess. I have just stopped trying this past year. I don’t check my sugar as much, or give insulin as much as I should. Another problem that I struggle with is my weight issues. It is hard to lose weight, and I starved myself. I knew that it wasn’t healthy, and I was never hosiptialized, it never got that far.I still do not eat much. I struggle with depression and anxiety, and I feel like some/most of it is because of my diabetes. People used to make fun of me, and it was horrible. I guess I just need advice with any of the problems that I have listed? and I needed to vent a bit.

(Mckayla) #2

I deal with the same exact thing as you do. Do you still deal with these problems now?

(Mckayla) #3

I deal with this sameness exact problem and I hope we both get help along the way of this.

(SuperSam101) #4

Try meditation to clear your mind. Ignore the worthless lowlifes that tease you. Don’t be afraid to show the world who you truly are. NEVER GIVE UP


(joe) #5

@katherineparker hi Katherine,

I know when I was struggling with depression it was of exhaustion. I would feel so tired I couldn’t move, and it felt like I couldn’t take care of myself. The truth for me was, once I stopped fighting myself and addressed the issue, I had more time and energy to take better care of myself.

So I guess the bigger question is how do you feel when you don’t take enough insulin and don’t test as much? Do you feel numb or do you feel anxiety over possible injuring yourself? I know for me the anxiety eventually helped me change.

You can’t “snap out” of depression. I hope you have access to a therapist or other help. If you want to reach out please keep talking, please tell us about those feelings. Many of us have been there before…

(Alannah) #6

Hi! I have been struggling with the same thing for the last couple of years. I have only had T1 for 6 years and I was fine the first 3 years but became extremely depressed. I stopped eating as much as I should, I started skipping injections, and felt overwhelmed by everything. I still get those feelings but I’m starting to try to find ways to overcome the depression. I have started talking openly about my struggles to my family which has helped alot. I used to never talk to anyone about what I was going through which made me feel very lonely. I also started exercising every night after dinner and I started cooking new recipes especially low carb desserts. When I’m feeling really down, I look up T1 diabetes memes for some humor.

(Katherine) #7

Thank you for sharing, I feel the exact way you do and I will try and do what you are doing

(Katherine) #8

Thank you for sharing. I am slowly trying to better myself