Hello All! I was diagnosed with Type 1 on November 1st. (happy Diabetes awareness month to me!) I found out I had Type 1 after I was admitted to the hospital for an infection in my jaw. I had surgery and then went into ketoacidosis. I was placed in the ICU and I was completely incoherent for 2 full days!
I’m out of the hospital now and on the mend but my Type 1 diagnosis has me feeling a little overwhelmed. Between MDI and carb counting and finger pricks it’s just so much to manage! I think I am grieving the loss of my old life before type 1. I mean, 4 weeks ago I was a health, active adult and now all of this. It’s also feels strange that I am 30 years old and I am just getting diagnosed. Isn’t it usually children and teens who get type 1?
Anyways, I’m just looking to talk with someone who understands what I’m feeling. My friends and family are lovely and trying to be supportive but if I hear one more person say something like, “well, at least it isn’t cancer!” I think I am going to scream… Or even better: “one day you will learn how to control your diabetes with food” NOPE, NOT HOW THIS WORKS! And then there is the question, “are you sure you should eat that?” or just the judgemental looks… Im overwhelmed!
It has to get easier right… (I sure hope so! It’s only been a week and I can’t even)