Hi, I’m Morgaine and I’m hoping this site and group will help me take care of myself better.
I’m 19 and was diagnosed a month and a half after my 17th birthday. I was in the hospital for other reasons, and then this bombshell dropped too.
I wasn’t expecting it because I thought I was too old, obviously not.
But now I’m off living on my own and trying to make sure I don’t die because of this. My roommates try their best to understand and help, but… they don’t do well so I feel all alone.
My SO’s mother has type 2, and never took care of it. She’s dying now and I’m terrified of ending up like that. I am scared to go to the doctor because I feel like they’re going to judge me for my blood sugars and my weight, though I know I need to go. I don’t know what to do and I’m struggling to use the tools I have because I just wanted a couple years where I could be like everyone else.