Just wondered how other people deal with multiple health concerns.
I have type 2 diabetes, but I also have pretty bad COPD, along with myriad "minor" health conditions (depression, sleep apnea, there's more). I'm just getting over a bout of pneumonia also.
So, here's the question: even tho I've had diabetes for 3 years, my main concern seems to be the COPD (breathing is really a vital task! lol). It seems that the diabetes is just something that gets in the way of taking care of the COPD. When I have a COPD exacerbation, I get put on steroids which shoots up the blood sugar, which makes me have to take more insulin, which is all a big pain in the neck when I'm so sick I can hardly breathe.
So I find myself focusing on the COPD and rarely paying attention to the diabetes except for all the blood testing and insulin taking. It's almost as if diabetes is a minor thing in my life, which of course I know it's not. But I just can't wrap my head around both conditions being equally serious.
Anybody think like this?