Hi Dave! Yes, I was diagnosed just this last Feb with type 1. Actually, I was first diagnosed by my general practitioner as type 2 as she only really looked at my A1C level (15.4), but once I met with my diabetes educator (who is also type 1) and my Endocrinologist (who is also type 1), they did the appropriate tests and found I was type 1 rather than type 2 and needed to go on insulin.Dave3432 said:Hi jermery u only been diabetic for a while how are u coping are u type 1 insulin
Yes, I find the same Jeremy... and I hate it. I'm a Team Leader at my work and look after staff and have lots of things going on there. But I was just saying to a friend of mine yesterday that I'm sick of my health being my main focus and taking up my brain space, time, and money... especially because I recently got diagnosed with another chronic disease. I'm on drug trial, etc. I'm normally a positive person too... but sometimes I think that poor health can bring out the worst in you and it's quite draining. I spent my easter weekend totally exhausted and crashed several times (needed to sleep)... I had some weird psych espisode yesterday and I'm contacting my doc immediately about this drug I'm on... I'm not putting up with anything that alters my brain chemistry like that... scary! (yes I got suicidal suddenly... but my head & face had pins & needles at the same time which made me recognise it was the drug) I'm off to work now... staying positive (and I didn't take that drug this morning... no way)The other thing that is difficult for me, which I am learning to embrace, is that diabetes takes up quite a bit of my mental bandwidth.