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TinyHouseMama

643d

I have been T1D for 31 years, and I'm so tired of it. Sometimes I have really good, tight control (when I'm pregnant, when I'm exercising regularly) and sometimes my ADHD and Depression win and my T1D management is literally just going by vibes (like right now. I haven't tested my glucose in like 4 days). What do I need to get back on track? How do I start? I feel like I already /know/ so much about this condition, but sometimes it's really hard to motivate myself to really care.

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    • DitsyDiabetic

      447d

      Wow i have never related to anything more. Currently my bipolar is winning over my t1d

    • DitsyDiabetic

      447d

      Wow i have never related to anything more. Currently my bipolar is winning over my t1d

    • nell83120

      447d

      I have and still in the same place you are... I have been a type 1 for 35 years. My daughter is 2 years old. Her father destroyed me. It has taken so much for me to get close to what I was before him. I have been on medication for years for anxiety and depression. With everything I went through these last 5 years with my ex I have also been diagnosed with PTSD. I am here if you need someone who understands.

    • AxesOkay

      639d

      Hi. 28 years here and actually had a bit of a freakout last night concerning my health. It's hard to say how to get started. I am fortunate enough to have a CGM. If you have the possibility of getting one you should. It was a big change for me. If not, just check your blood sugar after you read my comment. Just start with this one time. We both know it won't take long. I absolutely hate this disease and get frustrated with people online who have it and make it look easy. I know everyone says it, but one step at a time. That first step is to check your numbers.

      • TinyHouseMama

        639d

        @AxesOkay Thanks ❤️ Part of the problem is my ADHD - it makes it hard sometimes to do the "easy" things I need to do. Like right now, I'm out of strips. So I can't just get up and test my number. I do have a Freestyle Libre CGM I can put in - but the last two sensors I put in got ripped out by my kids and wasted, so there's this stupid block in my brain that says "you're just gonna waste a sensor." So I either need to go through the whole rigamarole of getting a new prescription for strips, or argue with my brain about the CGM. Maybe it sounds like I'm just making excuses. All this should be easy, but with my brain, somehow it isn't. I'm out of Adderall because I can't afford the copay until Friday so I've got now help with the ADHD either 🤦‍♀️😖

        • CeliabeticJen

          639d

          @TinyHouseMama I’ve been T1 for 42 (hard to believe). I’ve had 2 different insulin pumps and in all honesty, the CGM has done more for me than they did. I’m a performer and hate being attached to a machine chancing it pull out while I’m jumping around onstage and my sugar will go to 500+ without my noticing. HOWEVER, I just heard about the Omnipod and the new closed loop system. Check into it. Get a patch to put over the CGM, if possible. They work very well.

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