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Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes
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I have Diabetes
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I would like to make new friends who are diabetic and who are in the same boat as myself, having type 1 diabetes, and for motivation on taking better care of myself. I am actually trying to use this as a tool for help. I do not take care of myself and am so busy and life is so hectic at this age, I ignore my diabetes but know in the back of my mind that it is slowly going to kill me. I need motivation and support from those who know what I am going through.
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sweetie im 14 years old;and over the summer i was soo tired of wasteing my time doin insulin and checking my sugar..and I nearly Died!i was in keytone-acidosis!!!i couldnt keep anything down;my keytones were over 100-? they wouldnt tell me but if i wated 1 day i would have been dead;and im soo thankful im not cause my life is wonderful;so please take care of urself(:
The thoughts of me driving with a lo and me possibly killing or hurting someone was the worse feeling. I feel that I am rambling and I am sorry. Just be strong and try to your best to keep your blood sugars in control and I know it is hard. But I am sure you can do it. If you have any questions or anything just let me know I would love to tell you about my experiences with diabetes.
I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old and I did great for about 4 or 5 years. Then I was just like you I was so tired of being different and having to deal with the whole diabetes thing. So I decided to not take my insulin for about 3 days and ended up in the hospital almost dying. I had talked with alot of doctors and counselors about this and they all said this is normal. I am the same way seems like the better control I have there is always situations with me ending up with lo and hi blood sugars. I finally started checking my blood sugars more often and that is the thing I really hate is checking and writing them down. It seems like homework. I hope you don't get discouraged with this disease and talk with your family and friends and let them know how you feel and how you don't want to be treated different. That is a hard task trust me it took me about 12 years to tell mine how I felt but this will help. Also make sure all of them know the signs of lo and hi blood sugars. After you have diabetes for a long time you will probably have hypoglycemic unawareness and that is awful. Because for years I would know before my blood sugar got to lo what was going on. But, now it will drop and I don't know. About 7 months ago I was having a problem with my insulin pump and it was giving me to much because of a recall. I had alot of lows like every day. In one week I had people call the ambulance twice and I gotten pulled over by the police because I was driving around after work and numerous people called me in as a drunk driver. They said I was all over the road in the wrong lane and it took them about 10 minutes for the police to actually pull me over and stop me. After that paticular incident I went into like a really bad depression I keep thinking how I could of killed someone or a bunch of people with my lo blood sugar. So that got me checking my blood sugars before I drive.
I am in the same boat as you. I have been a diabetic for 20 some years and dealing with it and all of the complications that comes along with it is really hard. Most people don't understand those that don't have diabetes like family and friends. Sometimes the harder I try to take care of myself the more messed up it gets. I have unexplained low bs and to this day it makes me mad. Not sure if you are taking injections or on the insulin pump. I have been on the insulin pump for about 4 years now and I love it and my A1C's are alot better. I would love for you to tell me more about your diabetes and maybe I can help you with support and maybe you can help myself.