How often do you all feel this way? I've been diabetic for two months now, and I feel this way at least once a day. How do you all cope with this feeling of sadness? I just want a break, for things to be easier, and for people to understand what kinds of things I have to deal with. Any words of wisdoms? Thanks so much.
There is not a day that goes by that I don't feel those exact thoughts and I have been living with diabetes for 10 years. A way to cope is talking in support forums like these, getting out and doing the things you love to do and trying to live your life the best way you can. Diabetes is a huge pain I won't lie but, you can do this and will get through what you are feeling. You are overwhelmed right now but once you get the hang of things it will be like second nature.
I've been diabetic for 7 months now and I feel the same as you sometimes. But you have to remember that you have diabetes but diabetes does not have you, so dont let it ruin your days. Living with diabetes its not easy of course, but we have to stay strong and talk with other diabetics it really helps. I've joined this site just to stay in touch with persons like me, perosns who knows exactly how I feel.
for those around us its hard to understand how we really feel, cuz even if they try they have no idea what are we going through. Some days are harder than others, sometimes I feel very sad but then I realize that it's not worht to feel so sad. I'm not gonna let it slow me down.
So when you feel sad just tell yourself that you are stronger than diabetes and talk to someone like us cuz it really helps. :)
You're going to be okay. And what you are experiencing sounds like diabetes overload (of information and new experiences) and diabetes burnout. I've been a T1 for 11 months, and I know what you are feeling. It's normal to feel that way. With time, you'll adjust to your "new" life and it won't seem as overwhelming as it feels right now. Hang in there! I recommend visiting sites like Juvenation and reading T1 diabetes blogs.
I have been living with diabetes for 22 years and i still feel that way. I wish there was a simple answer to give you, but we all know there isn't and it isn't easy to live with diabetes. Its important to talk about it on forums such as this and with your friends and loved ones. Educate them and let them know how you are feeling so they can help and understand better. Don't let the diabetes take control of your life, yes it's a part of who you are now but it's not your whole life. I am currently going through a really stressful time at work and my blood sugar levels have been all over the map. That makes me even more stressed and upset with myself for not controlling it better. You will have times like this, but you can get through it by talking about it with others to find a solution. I am talking with my family and I am going to talk to my doctor again about the idea of the omnipod which he showed me last year.
I keep my diabetes supplies in a garbage bag because once a month I throw everything away. Then I leave my house without any supplies, literally running away from my diabetes. I'll even stay overnight at friend's places and completely ignore everything until the next day when I usually come to my senses and go home to my diabetes supplies. I never throw them in the dumpster, just in a bag.
I have a close friend with type 1 as well and we're each other's rocks. We both have break downs and quit trying because we get so overwhelmed. And we let each other have our little break downs all the while talking it through and working on solutions to the problems that cause us so much stress. I honestly don't know how I would do it without her. And she did it for 7 years without knowing another type 1. Sometimes we're the only ones we'll listen to because we're both stubborn and don't like getting advice from people who don't have diabetes.
I don't get hard on myself when I do have my "episodes" cuz living with this disease is so overwhelming and all consuming.
I know how you all feel. I've had diabetes for about four months now and sometimes I wish I could just walk away from it all. I hope that soon I will be able to just take care of it easily but right now, diabetes makes me feel worn out and I wish I could give up. But I can't.
i have had diabetes for almost 5 years. Since i got it after i was born i just forget about having it and it just goes bad from there. I got a pump which helped alot, but i still hate having diabetes. I just wish they could find a cure so i can go back to not worrying about this health condition!
I feel like this a lot of the time. I'll only be 20 this year but i have been living with type 1 diabetes for the last 16 years of my life. I was diagnosed at a young ago and the past couple years have been my most difficult. I deal with the anger and the depression on a daily basis but i keep those people in my life that want to help close to me. the only way to work through it is to have your own support group. You create it. It can be something like juvination or it can be some close family and friends. But working with people as well as your doctors, it will pay out in the end.
Hey, i know that it seems like things couldn't get any worse right now, we all have had to cope with this.. For some people it takes longer than others... Just know you are not alone. People you know are never going to fully understand what you are going through unless they have gone through it themselves. But just know that pretty much everyone on juvenation has gone through what you are and would be willing to talk you through what ever it is. There is also a good side to having Diabetes, you get to go to camp and you get to meet people who have the same thing you do, so you get to meet people you never would have gotten to because of this disease.... i hope that you get every thing sorted out... i would love to become friends and would be willing to talk to you about whatever it is :)
This helps so much! We were dx at the same age and I still feel like this as well. It has been 8 years now but I am often ashamed to tell people. To know that you still have thoughts such as Sandy stated makes me feel like I am not the only one.