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Re: [IPk] Sorry to moan, but...



My least favourite comment from people is 'surely you shouldn't be eating
that'...

There are days when I really hate everything about being diabetic.

Still, it could have been a lot worse. I could have been born eighty years
earlier, before insulin was readily available.

Tom
 On 24 Feb 2014 21:38, "Gemma Carvia" <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hi Alice,
>
>  Diabetes isn't nice but we can make it bearable. I use my temporary basal
> rates
> and don't make big definite changes until I'm very sure it's a more
> permanent
> fix.
>
>  It's normal to have ups and down, when people claim it is all perfect
> they are
> not saying the truth, but hey, it's a challenge!
>
>  People don't understand, it's got to be under your skin. They listen,
> polite
> but then say " do you need sugar if you are diabetic?" Anyone here sick of
> answering that question?
>
> Take care :-)
>
> Gema
>
> > On 24 Feb 2014, at 18:43, email @ redacted wrote:
> >
> > Really sorry to have a moan, but really need to offload!
> > So fed up with stupid diabetes!! My basal rate requirements seem to vary
> so
> > much at the moment. One minute I'm fine with one rate, the next I'm not.
> If I
>  > seem high or low for a period of time I'll change my basal rate, but I
> feel
> like
>  > its a bit sporadic and worry that it can't be good to chop and change
> too
> much.
> > How do people manage this?
>  > I've also been under the weather with colds and some weird thing that's
> giving
>  > me dizzy spells (waiting on blood test results) but my bloods seem to
> be more
> on
>  > the low side now...?! I'm also finding that wen I'm on the low side I'm
> feeling
> > really nauseous which is also rubbish.
> > Just feel its so much effort at the moment and for the first time in
> ages I
> > feel like I've got this constant reminder that having diabetes is
> forever :(
> > As I say, sorry for the moan. Didn't want to moan to my other half as
> feel I
>  > offload a lot to him and I don't really have any other mates who'd
> understand.
> > Alice
> > Follow us at https://www.twitter.com/insulinpumpers
> > Make a long URL short at http://type1.org
> .
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