Lack of support

i seriously can’t cope anymore i have had diabetes fora long time now and have never felt this way this all started when i turned 18 my parents practically don’t care about my diabetes much as they use to anymore it has become harder for me to take control of my diabetes my parents think i should just take my insulin and all will be fine but thats not the case i haven’t when to check up for 3 yrs now i tried to make an appointment with my previous hospital last week and they told me that i was to old for this hospital now that I’m 19 and its a children’s hospital and i just don’t know wat to do any advice really frustrated.

i don’t know how it (insurance, access to healthcare, socialized medicine, etc) works in Australia, but other people go to see their doctors so there must be a way?

what’s really keeping you from making an appointment? is it “them” or something else? why do you think your parents have backed off?

the longest I went without seeing a doctor about my diabetes was 16 years, but that’s a story for another day.

good luck I hope you can get the support you need.

the only reason i haven’t made an apt yet is because i am not quiet experienced in any of this my parents usaly made my apts and stuff and just don’t care anymore i have tried to make an appointment with my last doc and was told that i was no longer meant to go to that hospital i have also asked for a transfer and haven’t received a reply and i don’t know way to do

Hi Samiya,
Ok first do you have a doctor you go to for your prescriptions? If so go to the doctor and ask to be referred to a diabetic specialist. I know how you feel my parents weren’t much support to me from the time I was diagnosed. But you can’t give up on yourself. It took me probably 5 years after I left home to get my diabetes under control. Do you have anyone in your life that can help out like a sibling, grandparents, or friends. I’m sure there is someone out there that is willing to be your support and help. Diabetes can be very overwhelming and depressing, but don’t let it get to you.