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Hi My name is Arthur Edwards and I have had Diabetes for 5 years now. I am a type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed at the age of 18 and have been struggling to come terms with it as it interupted my lifestyle so much.

The main thing i miss is being able to just pick up a cake or drink some coke whenever i want. I miss the flavours. (If it was not for Perfectly Clear fruit waters i dont know what i would do!!) - Diet coke and water is not fun!!

I amm slowly coming to terms with this and have started carb counting which is looking positive!
 

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I can completely relate to those feelings. However, it is immensely important for the future well being of your body that you take control of your diabetes instead of letting it control you. Everyday is a battle and we cannot deal with today based on what happened yesterday, you need to deal with today. This is a great place to share feelings and emotions and we will give support and sometimes tough love.
You need to get control NOW!! Good luck and welcome.
 

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Hi My name is Arthur Edwards and I have had Diabetes for 5 years now. I am a type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed at the age of 18 and have been struggling to come terms with it as it interupted my lifestyle so much.

The main thing i miss is being able to just pick up a cake or drink some coke whenever i want. I miss the flavours. (If it was not for Perfectly Clear fruit waters i dont know what i would do!!) - Diet coke and water is not fun!!

I amm slowly coming to terms with this and have started carb counting which is looking positive!
I have been diagnosed Type 1 for around 5 years myself. I have many memories of not having to worry about what I ate. It is a major pain in the butt, and it doesn't get any easier, it is just how you look it at that matters. Some days I am right there with you hating the treatment of the disease. It never stops, you can't just stop eating, there is nothing you can do. I go through these mood's sometimes, and usually I snap myself out of it by being greatful for what I do have. I have a method for treating myself, many people have things that are untreatable or that have grave diagnosis. Ours is just a finger prick, shot, and headache for dealing with the up's and down's. Before I was diagnosed, I had no understanding of food, now I have a very good understanding and most of the time I don't give myself credit for this. I watch what and how much I eat, where before it was a buffet all day long. My goal today is to have a more balanced diet, meaning more Veggies, little less red meat, much more chicken and fish, and smaller and smaller portion's of Carbohydrates. That is not only good for the diabetic, but for anyone. We don't have a choice when it comes to food, we have to eat better than other people. That is not a bad thing. Thanks for posting, I am glad I am not the only one!!
 

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Hello Arthur, welcome aboard! I don't remember what I ate before I was diagnosed, so I don't miss anything. I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. After 65 years of type 1 I am very healthy. With patience and hard work you have a great chance of leading a long, healthy life.

Richard :)
 

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I was diagnosed at age 47 in 1985.

Hello Arthur, welcome aboard! I don't remember what I ate before I was diagnosed, so I don't miss anything. I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. After 65 years of type 1 I am very healthy. With patience and hard work you have a great chance of leading a long, healthy life.

Richard :)
Hi Richard,
You're an old hand at this. I have been under control until the last year
but now have very high readings in the morning after waking that just don't make sense to me and I can't get a handle on it. Am on sliding scale of Humalog, for the 3 meals, and 25 units of Lantus at bedtime. My doc doesn't seem to be helpful at all. What is the name of your book? Maybe I should read it for advise.
 

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Welcome, Arthur, and welcome to you too, Judy. Lots of strong support and good guidance here . . . thank you for joining us!
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Hi My name is Arthur Edwards and I have had Diabetes for 5 years now. I am a type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed at the age of 18 and have been struggling to come terms with it as it interupted my lifestyle so much.

The main thing i miss is being able to just pick up a cake or drink some coke whenever i want. I miss the flavours. (If it was not for Perfectly Clear fruit waters i dont know what i would do!!) - Diet coke and water is not fun!!

I amm slowly coming to terms with this and have started carb counting which is looking positive!
Hi Arthur Edwards and welcome to the forum! I miss cake and soda too. The only time I enjoy regular soda is when I have a severe low, it raises my blood glucose faster than anything. Counting carbs helps us with our control and I didn't learn how important this was until last year and I have had T2 diabetes for 10 years. I hope that you have time to visit the forum often, take care!
 

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Arthur, my book is an autobiography. Many topics are also explored, whih gave me my good control, but it is not a book intended to teach people how to get control. There is information in my profile about linking to my amazon page and buying my book.

If you want a book that teaches you how to use insulin to get the best possible control, then buy "Using Insulin" by John Walsh. He also wrote the book "Pumping Insulin".
 
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