all my doctors agree that the “adjustment” to my new condition will take a MINIMUM of 6 months…
almost 6 months ago i was diagnosed type 1 diabetic.at the time i was in the ICU after having ketoacidosis related seizures…
the 5.5 months since the Dx have been very rough.learning to take insulin has not been easy,i have a basal and rapid.my insulin needs are changing daily and some times from one meal to the next…incorporate diet,carb counting,portion weight and measure,insulin sensitivity and insulin carb ratio…my head spins with all this info all night long…i dont realy sleep anymore but i do get plenty of exercise!
in the hospital my A1C was about 14 and a half %…my bs in the ER was in the high six’s…since the Dx iv brought it down better than half.my first post Dx a1c was 7.2 i’ll take my next test in about a month,i’m hoping a1c will be lower.
my doctors also agree that the severe pain i have had for months, in almost my whole body but especially bad from the waist down is Peripheral Neuropathy…long story short is my bs was so high for so long that i have some nerve damage and now my bs is much closer to normal and the nerves are healing in the most painful manner possible…this doesnt help my sleep structure at all.i think i’m past the worst of it but now when it flares up it’s fuckin Hell on Wheels!!! i’v got meds but nothing narcotic…i think the break-thru would be much easier to handle with an opiate on board but i also feel like i’v made it this far without the narcs and mabey i’m better for it,(for me,of course.i dont judge anyone by there medicine cabinet).i also think i might be punishing myself…i’m not a happy boy!
i have tried to go back to work at my old job but i cant meet the physical demand of the work…this is killing my ego! i’m enrolled to begin training for Pharmacy Technician…i’ll start in about a month and it takes about a year 4 hours a day 4 days a week…how i’m going to juggle school while limping myself through work and manage my betes all at the same time for a year? i dont know!!
forgive the spelling and terrible punctuation please…also any type of feedback or comments are encouraged…not a word about my sentence structure will be tolerated:)
please contribute…i have only met a couple type 1’s,i would very much like feedback and contribution from others.
more to come…thanx for reading:)