I’m fourteen and I have Type One Diabetes. It’s been almost exactly a year since I was diagnosed, and I’m doing okay. I’m still on the shots of Novolog and Levemir multiple times a day and it gets annoying to test myself all the time and stuff, but I think (damn this sounds stupid) that this disease kind of made me a better person in a way. I think about things that I didn’t before, and i’m paying attention to what I eat and how I exercise.
One of the downsides is that I was also diagnosed with celiac’s disease, intolerance to gluten. I had no symptoms and continue to have none even when I eat gluten, which makes it SUPER HARD to stay away from it. I’ve kind of eaten some recently, and I didn’t even feel guilty. I’m kind of worried that i’m going to develop some kind of cancer or something just because I ate a piece of cake.
Recently I’ve kind of neglected to check my sugar, resulting in highs that make me really annoyed and pissed at everyone. I’m trying to get on top of it but it’s hard. My mom has started not letting me go to my friend’s houses at night because “you could die in your sleep.” I know I can’t get rid of it and i’m making the best of it, but sometimes I just wish diabetes would GO AWAY.
I am 15, and I have Type 2 Diabetes.
Everyday, I feel so body conscious. And it is bringing me pressure and depression. I’m not that very obese, but, I’m not that very slim. And before I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, my parents noticed that I’m starting to grow weaker and thinner. And I, being so body conscious, was happy because I felt so thin.
Now that it has been two years, I’ve been gaining weight and I don’t like it. From the day on, I started eating healthy, working out daily and avoiding all junk foods. But still, I see no results of losing weight. And here I am today, doubting whether I should just eat too much until I lose weight, since i would really love to eat a lot of sweets, and neglect the existence of my blood sugar (even though that I am very aware of the consequences that might happen again).
I know that having this kind of disease, one should be strong enough to battle all of the ups and downs everyday. But I, as a high school student, who receives a bulk of work everyday, desires to have an easy going life just to balance it out with my disease. Because everyday, after school, I feel to tired and all I tend to do is stress eat, which will of course, lead to an unhealthy blood sugar. I am so tired and confused. :(
I have diabetes type 1 since about 10 years now and find it ok to live with it. I read all the rants on this page and it makes me sad. Of course it would be better not to have diabetes. To eat and drink whatever I want whenever I want without having my blood sugar always under control. Of course I’d love to not have people sometimes giving me strange looks when I eat at public public places or with people that don’t know me well and they see me measure my blood sugar or inject insulin.
But I learned to live with it. At least for now there’s nothing I can do about it, so why not get along with it? Yes, maybe I’m not gonna get 90 years old. Yes, maybe I have to take better care of myself, yes at certain situations (traveling, some sports, eating exotic food…) it’s very annoying. But after it’s a disease that still lets me live my life, enjoy my life and do whatever I want. I can live normally with it. I got very used to measure my blood sugar and inject insulin. It became like idk… washing my hands before eating. And honestly, is it so much too ask for, when it’s your health that’s at risk? There are so many worse diseases. What does it help if I feel miserable about myself and my situation?