I was just diagnosed in feb of this year as a type 1 diabetic. I know a lot of people don't understand the difference between type 1 and type 2. I also understand its like anything else, until it affects YOU, it hard to relate. So here are some facts:
YOU can become type 1 as an adult.
I did not eat too much sugar as a child and now im a diabetic. (yes people have said that to me.)
I have always eat healthy and have always worked out....its a hereditary/ pancreas thing.
I no longer produce insulin...so everyday I have to give myself insulin to live...without it I would Die.
No matter how much I work out and how well I eat....I still need Insulin to live.
I check my glucose number a minimum of 5 times a day. everyday....365 days a year.
Their is NO vacation from this disease...I count my carbs in every bite of food i put in my mouth...I have to know what level my glucose is before i work out and after...I need to be prepared if I am camping or driving a long road trip...become sick...or going to be running errands.
I have taught my kids to alert people that i am a diabetic... in case I go LOW..and start acting crazy...or they cant wake me up one morning.
I could fill up two pages worth of all the things I have to think about now...but the biggest one is that I will be around to hold, run and squeeze the daylights out of my grand babies.....