I Have Type 1 Diabetes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 368 People

    Insulin Pump = Hell

    I just got off the insulin pump and everyone of my family memebers is upset about it except for me... i will never be put on an insulin teather again.
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    2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

    I Wastype Ii, Then Type I...my Former Doctors Wouldn't Listen

    I am 44, almost 45, with a medical history on both sides of the family of diabetes (type II), both parents and both sets of grandparents.  I was checked all my life for diabetes and was diagnosed with type II when I was 30.  I managed it with medication until 2005 or...
    violetmoon violetmoon
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2010

    I've had T1D for 35+ years.

    It's not easy believe me if you can dream it up or are going through it I've been there. I would love to try to help anyone struggling. Don't give up you're not alone!!!
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    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    It sucks. I haven't been seriously ill

    for at least 5 years. A few weeks ago, I became unresponsive, and rushed by paramedics to the hospital. (Big HUGS and APPRECIATION to all first responders! Much LOVE to you all!) But I'm out of the hospital now. My body has survived DKA. My mind has survived being in ICU for...
    trendd trendd
    36-40, F
    Mar 22, 2016
    silentbookgirl silentbookgirl
    18-21, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    Hey, fellow type ones!

    I have a suggestion for a snack that has 2g of net carbs (5 carbs minus 3 fiber). Check out "Atkins Milk Delight Chocolate Shake." It's a strong-tasting chocolate milk that's actually very healthy; it has 15g of protein and 160 calories. Its worth trying because you basically...
    PeterIC PeterIC
    13-15, M
    Jan 27, 2016

    I Have Type 1 Dieabetes

    I am a 12 year old girl. Iwas diagnosed when I was four. I hate dealing with it and I would rather die but that would kill my mom. I need a friend with the same problem.
    Kittykat12344 Kittykat12344
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    Type 1 And Type 2: Not The Same Thing.

    Don't you hate it when people don't know there's a difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? I've had so many people tell me "Oh, you don't look diabetic!" Reeeallllly????? You mean because I'm not old or overweight? That's all people see on tv, so that's the only info they...
    MadiJ MadiJ
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

    I heard on the news today

    that they could have found a cure for diabetes. They haven't started human testing yet but diabetes in mice were cured in 10 days. The studies are showing that within three years there could be a cure.
    Sims11 Sims11
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    I was diagnosed with it last year.

    ..and im still finding it hard to cope with but its slowly getting easier
    Rin1501 Rin1501
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2014

    got it like 2 months ago

    and my bloodsugar either keeps going to like 40 or to over 600. it stayed over 500 since 3 days now
    deaddreamergirl deaddreamergirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    I have been diabetic

    since I was fifteen, and have had quite a few ups and downs with it, but I am trying really hard to get it under better control. My average blood sugars have been excellent for a few years now, so I must be doing something right. A few years ago I realised I must do something...
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    1 Response Jan 15, 2014

    Supplements For Diabetes

    Considering that diabetics are often cautioned against eating certain foods, dietary supplements for diabetes is vital because it ensures that any dietary deficiencies are rectified. Here, we have put together an informative article on dietary supplements for diabetes. Read on...
    michaelhamm michaelhamm
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 18, 2013

    So my situation is different

    than most. I had a healthy childhood, I did sports and watched what I ate. There is a strong history of type 2 diabetes in my family so I was always mentally aware of the fact that I might always get it one day. Fast forward to when I'm 23. I'm married and have a good paying job...
    Mekkaku Mekkaku
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015


    It was the summer of '06 when I noticed that my health was truly going down hill. I had some clues before hand, but decided it was just a growth spurt. The last day of school was when it hit me. I was running track & started getting light headed, which was strange because I was...
    Rookie009 Rookie009
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2012

    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

    when I was 9 and I'm 13 now.. It isn't easy having diabetes but it doesn't bother me much so if anybody wants I chat then just message me I would love to talk with other diabetics :* thanks
    butterflygirl28 butterflygirl28
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    I've been type 1 diabetic

    since I was 9. I was the only child diabetic on both sides of my family. We thought I'd just gotten the flu or maybe some other virus. I dropped 10 lbs in 2 days. I remember lying in my parent's bed and crying for hours because I could not even sit up without vomiting. I couldn...
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    Jan 9, 2015

    Three Items That Frustrate Me About Type 1 Diabetes.

    I was diagnosed almost exactly a decade ago, in tenth grade. There are three main things that frustrate me about diabetes. 1. The word “diabetes.” When people hear the term, they think type 2. They think someone obese, who doesn’t work out, who ate too much candy, who only...
    malevolentmaria malevolentmaria
    2 Responses May 25, 2011

    And I would rather have it

    than not have it.
    Quiche5 Quiche5
    18-21, M
    Nov 8, 2014

    Yep. Since that's a big part of my life I think

    it would be okay for me to share it. I've had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 5 years old (so it's been almost 9 years now. March of 2005 is when it all happened. Fun Fact: I was diagnosed right around the time YouTube was being conceived). I still remember it as well now as I did...
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    4 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    Today I went and visited the diabetes management

    and education center in my area. The doctor I met with told me that she was not sure how she could help me because I am doing everything right. I nearly cried out of joy from this. It has been a long and painful journey to get here and I will have to fight every day for it. I'm...
    mrs007 mrs007
    22-25, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    Diagnosed At 13

    My Name is Stephanie Brown I am 16 About  term 2  in 2006 I wos just about to get ready for the school holidays, little did I know I was going to spend the first week in hospital with type1 diabetes. I dont remember the day because i was unconsious that whole day. My...
    crazygirl311 crazygirl311
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

    Everyone is different

    and everyone needs help in different areas.. Which best describes you? Not everyone needs the same products. It’s important to find your balance. Plexus products have all-natural ingredients! The biggest misconception about Plexus is that it's just all about weight loss...
    vero423314 vero423314
    26-30, F
    Jul 16, 2015
    leahftp leahftp
    26-30, F
    Sep 8, 2015

    Type-1 Diabetic Since Age 18

    I became a Type-1 diabetic nearly 20 years ago, in late 1988.  I remember going to a local shopping mall in early November, and being thirsty all of the time.  I would need a drink of water every half and hour, and then every 10 minutes, and it got so bad, I was almost drinking...
    marcus101 marcus101
    36-40, M
    19 Responses Jan 3, 2008


    When i was seven i didnt feel good whatsoever and i drank water all the time none stop and it was hard to eat because i didnt want to. So my grandma was care of me and she took me to the doctors office and the doctor called my mom and my dad. They came rushing down and the doctor...
    camasrobinson camasrobinson
    16-17, F
    Aug 19, 2013

    im 24 and i was diagnosed February this year

    when my baby was 7 months. my husband and i have had an aweful unhealthy relationship and lots of other stuff has gone wrong in my life the past 2 years. serious stuff not petty. i havent been coping and now ive hit rock bottom. i have a 5 year old and a 1 year and a 5 year old...
    leahftp leahftp
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    Falling In Love With A Diabetic, Than Being Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

    Just some background knowledge before I begin. It's a little lengthy, but it's a love story :) My freshman year of high school I was definitely a hopeless romantic. I was constantly developing crushes on guys in my classes but they never ventured beyond that point. By the...
    pink214 pink214
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

    Ever since I was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago my

    depression has gotten so much worse and I think about dying every day. I am not mentally strong enough to battle this condition every day.
    DesdemonaDeLaMort DesdemonaDeLaMort
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    Over 34 Years On Insulin

    I wear an Animas One Touch Ping Insulin Pump and a Dexcom 7 Plus Continuous Glucose Monnitor. I resisted switching from my 8 insulin shots per day for years, but I eventually gave in. The alarms on the CGM are reassuring as my blood sugars swing quickly between extreme highs and...
    theresamd theresamd
    1 Response Sep 1, 2012

    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about a

    week or two before my 9th birthday. In Japan they make you stay in the hospital for a long time. I stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks. They wanted me there for a MONTH. Crazy. At first I did not know what it was. I thought it was going to go away. When my mom told me that...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    Halfway through data collection

    for the dissertation study! In case you missed this the first time.. Are you an adult with type 1 diabetes? We want to hear from you! We are conducting an anonymous, online survey about personal relationships and health management in young adults. You are eligible to...
    alexasch alexasch
    26-30, F
    Dec 9, 2015

    16 Year Old Diabetic Wants to Change the World

    My name is Austin Cooper and I am a 16 year-old Type 1 Diabetic. I used to live a normal life until Diabetes forever changed it all. During last winter break, my life got turned around. It started out with weakness and a thirst that couldn't be quenched, but it soon turned...
    evasionid evasionid
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2008

    I was diagnosed in my 6th birthday.

    I know it's rough but I hate it when sometimes there's absolutely no reason for issues. Guess it's reminding us who's really in charge. Blah!
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    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    I woke up that morning feeling a terrible pain

    in my stomach like someone was stabbing me with a knife. I told my mom and she immediately took me to the emergency room and they took my blood sugar and it was 330 . They also tested my Keystones that had a lot sugar in it . I remember that day as being the longest day...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    My Life

    Hi everyone , my name is Tanisha Im 16 and i got type one diabetes when i was 6. When i was first diagnosed i was getting really sick every morning , peeing the bed alot, drinking a ton of water, was always hot.. My mom took me to the doctors 3 times then took me to childrens...
    tbritton0954 tbritton0954
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

    I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 5 years ago

    and I spent a week in hospital because I was taken in at such a late stage (the doctors said I was a few hours from dying) and I was injecting my self with insulin 7 days after my diagnosis (I spent 3 of them unconscious) and just after a year of being diabetic I was offered an...
    robertsmhai robertsmhai
    16-17, F
    Feb 21, 2015

    Question. Through a series of unfortunate

    events, bad timing, and insurance problems, I am going to run out of insulin in the next day or two and I can't get in to see my endocrinologist for another month, and my general physician for another two weeks. What can I do?
    RuxpinCA RuxpinCA
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

    In people with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot make insulin. This vital hormone helps the body's cells convert sugar into energy. Without it, sugar builds up in the blood and can reach dangerous levels. To avoid life-threatening complications, people with type 1 diabetes...
    mariairmajoy mariairmajoy
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    We are conducting an anonymous,

    online survey about personal relationships and health in young adults. You are eligible to participate if you (a) have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes >1 year ago by a medical professional, b) are between 18 & 35, (c) have been in a dating, cohabitating, or marital...
    alexasch alexasch
    26-30, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    I was diagnosed on my seventh birthday,

    14.5 years ago. I am newly married and we are working on being able to talk about my diabetes without making me feel judged.
    mrs007 mrs007
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014
    thatonegaal thatonegaal
    16-17, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    In November 2014, I was diagnosed with type 1.

    No one in my family has it and apparently it was unfortunate and random. I have been going through some rough times since with other problems and I would really appreciate if someone in the same situation as me could get in touch and just have a chat about it. I would really...
    ScottyTTC ScottyTTC
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    I’m sitting here having a million thoughts go

    through my mind and I figure out that a part of me died when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Basically my freedom of living was taken away from me. I literally keep myself alive everyday. If I stopped what I do to care for my diabetes I would die. I don’t remember life before...
    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2015

    I was first diagnosed November 7,

    2014. I was so scared that I was not going to make it. I even saw my grandma who had died. The doctor said my blood sugar was in the 700 and they were doing everything to keep me alive. Luckily I lived and I am grateful for every minute that I am still alive. I thank my family...
    TamakoPie TamakoPie
    16-17, F
    Jun 21, 2015

    My name is Emma. I have had Type 1 diabetes

    since I was 3. I am on here because I know nobody who has T1D. I really need someone to talk to. I am 11 years old and I live in Orange County, California if anybody lives in the same area I would love to hang out. :)
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    1 Response May 9, 2015

    I have type one diabetes

    for almost 3 years and it was a big change in my life and I'm still having trouble controlling it
    teengirl018 teengirl018
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2014

    I wish they would hurry up

    and find a cure. I hate having diabetes controlling my life. I don't rant in real life all that much I but some days just get to me. I feel like...aghhhhhhhhjjjhjj
    GeorgieZ GeorgieZ
    31-35, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    I was diagnosed with diabetes

    when I was only 2 years old at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The day was September 11, 2000 and I do not remember any of it. My mom was really scared, but my dad thought that he could handle it. So far I am the only person in my family who has the disease. I hate it...
    daughterofahungryghost daughterofahungryghost
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015
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