I was diagnosed when I was 16. I had a rough first few years because I was in denial. I did not take care of myself like I should have. When I turned 20 I found out I was pregnant and that started to turn everything around. I ate right and got on track. But I had a difficult pregnancy, I experienced seizures the whole time and even afterwards due to sudden drop in blood sugar. Now however I am a lot more stable I have a continuous glucose monitor and Insulin Pump. Some days are harder than others but I managed to fight my way through it
My Health Details
- Type of Diabetes:Type 1
- Low blood sugar instances per week:4-5 Instances
- Daily number of times checking blood sugar:4-6 times/day
- Managing Diabetes with:Insulin Pump
- What age were you diagnosed with diabetes?16+
- How long does it typically take you to come up when you are low?Under 1 hour
What is your biggest challenge with diabetes?
My hardest thing is keeping my sugars up and still feeling like I can live life. I am always afraid to go do stuff and have a sudden drop in blood sugar.
What have you learned from your experiences with diabetes?
I have learned from diabetes that I am stronger than I realized and no matter what I will never give up.
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