Brooke.pilch

93d

Hello to my fellow Type 1 Diabetics and family members of Type 1 Diabetics! Recently, I have had loved ones almost make me feel crazy for feeling the "feelings" that come with diabetes. Some days I am so content and happy. Some days are hard. Yesterday my blood sugar got high in the middle of the night and I woke up feeling kind of sick, disappointed in myself and sad. Am I a crazy person or do others feel this way as well sometimes? I don't feel this way ALWAYS, my mood just fluctuates with this disease sometimes. Is this normal?

Diabetes Type 2 (T2D)

Insulin Lispro

Diabetes Type 1 (T1D)

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  • CaramelMixedHoney

    93d

    Totally!!! It's completely natural and perfectly okay. Type 1 diabetes is a full time, non stop job. And although we can do everything right, diabetes can be unpredictable. Sometimes I'm happy, then very angry, some days I just don't want to deal with it but, there's consequences for ignoring it. I had an extremely low blood sugar (24) a couple weeks ago in the middle of the night, I tried to walk and kept falling over, my speech was slurred, it was one of the scariest things I remember going through since having type 1. (had it since I was 4 and I'm 30 now). You deserve to feel however comes with having diabetes because, it's damn hard having a disease that is a full time job and that you didn't ask for. We got this. And if you ever need to vent, or cheer yourself on, or need a hype person, you can definitely message me.

    • Brooke.pilch

      93d

      wow.. Reading this made me feel sane for the first time in a long time. Thank you so so much for sharing that with me. I am nearly in tears just knowing that I am not the only one ❤ I am so grateful. I am sorry for your experience with low blood sugar a couple weeks ago.. it is so scary. I don't know how anyone else could truly understand what that is like unless you experience it yourself. I don't wish it upon anyone. I experienced a blood sugar of 28 once, thank you for sharing that with me, I know now that I am not alone. If you ever need a hype person or anyone to talk to, you can always message me as well!! You made my day!

      • CaramelMixedHoney

        93d

        By you sharing, you have helped me realize I'm not alone either. I admire and appreciate your vulnerability and strength to share with all of us❤️

    • Laner

      88d

      thank you for sharing that! I definitely needed that!!

  • LotusFlower

    93d

    It's completely normal. I've been frustrated myself with my diabetes. 🤗it is completely okay to feel your feelings. It's difficult for people who don't have any type of condition to be compassionate with those who do have a condition. But you are definitely not alone with having your moods fluctuate. I have been feeling very depressed and frustrated with mine as I said 🙃 so I understand.

    • Brooke.pilch

      93d

      thank you so much 🥲 I don't feel psychotic anymore. I've been aching to hear what you have just said to me. It's like a breath of fresh air. I have been feeling so many emotions and although I don't wish anyone to feel these things, knowing I am not alone is comforting. If you ever need someone to listen, I would be happy to be that person. Thank you for confirming that I am not alone in this. I am sad that you are having to go through this as well, but at the very least, we are not alone!

    • CaramelMixedHoney

      93d

      Even though you have been feeling that, and I'm so sorry you have been, you are doing amazing. So proud of you!

  • amberlee

    93d

    its been weaponized against me so much i hate it

    • Brooke.pilch

      93d

      that is how I have been feeling lately. A lot of loved ones look at me and almost shake their heads when I am sad or feel anxious. They say there is something wrong with me. I feel like this disease is something hard to deal with and I am not crazy. We should not let them get the best of us! If you ever need to talk or vent, please message me!

    • CaramelMixedHoney

      93d

      That's not okay. You deserve support and you have that now with all of us. Only the strong has diabetes and anyone who chooses to not have empathy and compassion is in for a rude awakening because, what you put out there, comes back to you.

  • CaramelMixedHoney

    93d

    I also want to say that I don't feel like society take diabetes seriously as they do with other diseases. They don't have the same compassion, empathy as they do for other diseases. For instance when people have something sweet and they say "this is a diabetic coma". It's offensive. They would never say "this is cancer waiting to happen" because they would be told off and they know it's wrong to joke about cancer, ADHD etc. But, they feel it's okay to make jokes concerning diabetics and the symptoms we have without having it themselves. It's insensitive, not compassionate at all and hurtful.

    • LotusFlower

      91d

      this is how my grandmother would do me. It was like she was food patrolling me with everything I ate. Even now, at 22 ( 23 in 24 days ) she still walks over me when she sees me eating something and says smart comments and it irritates me. It's like nothing I eat is okay enough for her. But I'm the one eating it. I know what my body can handle, I really don't even eat that unhealthy. But she does it every time my family cooks food she knows I like. And it just makes me annoyed to where I overeat or I don't want to eat at all and it makes me sick. I don't think people understand that unnecessary stress, environmental surroundings, and every aspect of our lives makes our condition worse. But they don't see nor want to understand that.

      • CaramelMixedHoney

        91d

        100% That's not fair to you. You should be able to enjoy any meal and snack that you're craving and everyone else can be quiet about it. What you put in your body doesn't harm anyone else. I can't stand when people think there are things we can't eat and then want to make us feel bad about it. We already are hard on ourselves with diabetes at times, we don't need help in that department. We need support, patience and understanding. I don't get why people don't understand that.

  • Laner

    88d

    I deal with the same some days!

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