Sunday, 20 February 2011

hi... my name is lee and i have type 1 diabetes......

i was 31 and was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes....it is hard to explain the pain and suffering before so i wil try and explain it since....
diabetes is one thing neuropathy is another... so i want to talk about one... before the other....


i wake up every single day..... every day..there is no day off... and i put a littlr needle in my finger... before i drink coffee shower... have breaky... or even do anything ahem else.......
i eat... or drink... and test again and see how it is....
i calculate what i have eaten to what my sugars are and enter a number in my insulin pump...
and although i have been taught... i hope for teh best.... is it too much is it too little,... will i hypo...(too much).... or hyper(too little)....... to me they they are both the same....
hyper.... sick... dizzy.... tired.... (is it me or can you actually feel your blood thicken)...
and that is a very brief description

hypo
pass out.... dizzy, starving..... angry,.... ermmmm its so hard to explain... but does ebing possessed make sense?????

oh then i start to think about the day.... i have forgot what its like to eat a breaky go to work and not think about anything else other than what i will be doing after work...

in short.. you wake... and well tbh you dont sleep without thinking of TYPE 1 Diabetes... i wake several times through every single night.... every single day.... and will be for the rest of my life...

so next time someone says "oh that means you cant have chocolate"... well i guess i will nod n agree as i always do and say haha..... its a bad isnt it...

as i go and eat a bar of choc that has the carb values on the packet so i can CARB COUNT...... and be a NORMAL person...

oh btw.. this was breakfast covered......... i still have the rest of the day....

and oh yes there is the other thing called neuropathy the talk about.... so to all your government know it alls who want to box people into catergories..... well... erm,..... it aint that easy.....
tbc....................

rant not over... just begun......
lee

There are 2 types of Diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Both diabetic illness types can be treated at one of the local private hospitals in Kent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ditto, ditto, ditto - frustrating simply doesn't explain how it is!