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Diabetes type 1 or 2

Started by: adria19476
On: 14/02/2019 | 08:54
Replies: 8

by: adria19476
on: 14/02/2019 | 08:54

Hello everyone I'm type 1 diabetic and I'm 33 now I was diagnosed when I was 19 I've struggled with it the whole time hypos every day if I'm not low then I'm high. I am now having complications neuropathy in my legs and feet which is really bad my eyes ate being affected and I just feel like pure **bleep** all the time I really would like to get speaking to other diabetics possibly my age and how they manage there's .

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by: isabel1066
on: 14/02/2019 | 09:11
my mother is type 2 at first she was on tablets now she injects herself 2 times per day your best bet ask your diabetic nurse for advice or the doctor.
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by: tonicurtis1967
on: 14/02/2019 | 17:58
Do u not have a diabetic nurse at ur docs surgery u can see for help ? My local surgery has 1
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by: stevenbentley
on: 14/02/2019 | 18:14 edited: 14/02/2019 | 18:19


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by: stevenbentley
on: 14/02/2019 | 18:20
I’m type 1 have been for 18 years I’ve had a few problems with hypos over the years and I’ve also been DKA a couple of times but you just have to get on with it I guess, knowing what you can eat is a huge part of it I don’t really stick to a low sugar diet but I won’t buy a multipack if marsbars and eat them all in one go, I’m quite lucky as I can feel a hypo coming before it actually hits me so I’ll just eat a few dextro sweets and sit down until I feel right again, I’d ask at your diabetes centre or gp for help because you’re obviously having probs they should be able to help you find a local support group. Good luck
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by: janny27
on: 14/02/2019 | 18:21
Do you have a diabetic nurse? If so they should be able to put you in touch with support groups in your area. Its a truly awful disease, I hope they will soon find a cure. Best wishes to you.
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by: pamfletch
on: 14/02/2019 | 19:19

I was diagnosed with type 2 in January 1989 and on 9 tablets a day for it, and I have regular diabetic checks so not too problematic at the moment. 🤞🏻

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by: andyslc
on: 14/02/2019 | 19:53

You re not alone. I ve been type 1 for 28 years now (diagnosed on my 18th birthday). Working shifts was a killer for me. I have neuropathy and retinopathy. We re all different and some manage it better than others. It’s not too late to make improvements though. Have you done a DAFNE course?  Also ask your diabetes nurse about getting on a continuos glucose monitor trial. If your control is erratic but you are trying and doing enough tests you should qualify.  You can self fund but it’s very very expensive. A trial may only give you a week or two with a cgm but it will allow you to get real time data on your blood sugar and which way it’s heading. 


I hope your consuktants are screening for other autoimmune autoimmune diseases such as thyroid as diabetes does come with an increased risk of developing another autoimmune disorder which could also impact your control. My experience has been that hospital diabetes nurses (Diabetes Specialist Nurse or DSN) are absolutely the ones to go to. Practice nurses have been shoe horned into the role but DSNs are diabetes nurses first and foremost. It was a diabetes nurse who helped me with another related autoimmune disorder which all the gps and consultants hadn’t and wouldn’t consider. Do you have a good hospital clinic?

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by: lordvincent
on: 14/02/2019 | 20:21

I have a friend who is diabetic, and she tells me that managing sugar levels has become much easier after going on a ketogenic diet.

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