Alrighty then 4 yrs ago @ 53. But this I really my first tries at more education about diabetes. NOT because I didn’t want more education, but when you go blind from the disease! It’s a bit difficult to enjoy online info! After 4 yrs treatments I’m here!
Let me state this being type 1 is a pain! Not very many people including Drs do not, I repeat DO NOT understand type 1 D.
Trust me on this. In reality, no one but you understands you and what’s going on with you and your body. I am not blaming anyone for this, but the disease is too complicated, has too many symptoms and expresses itself too many differet ways for anyone to understand… The best thing(advice) I can give you is this. Only know you! Drs will try to understand and help. BUT because of the nature of medicine and our own human trait they tend to put and look at things in generalities. It is the most practical way to try and help. This is coming from someone who does not fit into all the norms for T1Ds. I have had more than one discussion (s) with MDs that don’t understand this disease, even tho they think they do! The best attitude a Dr can have with type ones is very simple ok you say your this way, let’s prove it or disprove it.
If they have this attitude it greatly improves your relationship with them. They can use science to say yep it sure does what you said. After enough times (Of being right) they will believe you and start to test in the ways you indicated when they are diagnosing your problems.
Long way of saying this but only you are in control of you! If you think so keep pushing till you have definite answers one way or another. I always think about what I’m doing to me when I eat or drink anything. What will this do to me? It’s my life I’m playing with and it’s up to me if I live or die from what I do. Trust me I don’t wanna die anytime soon. Being diabetic is frustrating, lonely, depressing and a major pain in the butt! But, no matter what it’s not gonna change, YOUR DIABETIC !! What happens (fit the most part) for the rest of your life depends on you and you alone!
Ok rant over but, do what’s best for you damn the torpedos and move forward. Make yourself feel better and keep moving forward towards managing you and your disease to the best of your ability using all the resources you can. Make the best decisions based on your reactions to meds, foods etc. because no on understands you better than you. Also the only stupid question is the one you didn’t ask. It’s usually the one (question)that comes back and bites you in butt too!
Keep on keeping on!