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after 12 years I am still a crappy diabetic

I dont know what my problem is. I have a good life but I cant get my head out of my ass and take care of my diabetes. My wife is getting mad at me because I will die and make her a single mother. I need someone to talk to…

  • #120773
  • The fact that you’re reaching out is a big step-in the right direction. I’ve been T1 for only 5 years, but every day I have an event (or 2 or 6) that makes me feel crappie too. I eat potato chips instead of glucose tablets when I’m having a low. I have a couple of extra cheat meals when my BS levels are all over the map. But with each setback, I try to tell myself that tomorrow is not promised-so I have to do the best I can today. You have to take it one day at a time, and look for something…anything that can motivate you to do your best. I’m single with no kids, so I try to look where I can for that. You wife and children can be a great inspirational source (I’m guessing here). Also remember that you are not alone in this

  • #120778
  • Hey, ice cold!

    I totally agree with dmannone. It’s important to find positive inspiration in your loved ones.

    On a more negative note, I’ve found that really researching diabetes complications in detail has honestly scared the crap out of me. Every time I want to fall off the wagon or DO, I get out my phone and start googling. It’s sort of along the lines of those drug abuse D.A.R.E. classes, or when my health teacher showed us that horrible slide show of STDs in high school. Fear, though unpleasant, is a great motivator.

    It’s also hard to control your diabetes when you are around people who don’t support you or don’t know how. Make sure, even if you don’t want to go crazy talking to your friends about your diabetes, you at least have a support system. Reaching out on JDRF is a great start!

    Good luck 👍🏼

  • #120779
  • Hey there. I know you posted this a long time ago, but I am new here. Literally joined today! I have been a diabetic for 4 years and I am only a teenager, but I am still a crappy diabetic myself. I eat without injecting, forget to check my blood sugar, NEVER change my needles, and refuse to use a pump. I think everyone is kind of a bad diabetic at times, but I also believe that every diabetic can be a normal one. You admitting to your crappy actions is one of the best things you can do. Stay strong, and remember, we all can be crappy at times even if we don’t mean to be.

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