Okay, well, here’s my story.
A few months ago, I started to drink a lot of water. I thought it was just because I loved water, but my mom was like “I don’t think you could stop even if you wanted to.” So, she got really worried when I was losing a few lbs a week (while eating icecream regularly). I wasn’t worried, because I had been losing weight slowly for a while (I lost 30 lbs in about 4 months), and I was just happy to see that I could still lose weight while eating my fav. food: ice cream! Well, my mom was suspicious, so in mid August she asked a friend who has type 1 to check my blood sugar. It was 511. So, immediatly, I was taken to the ER. I spent 2 days in the ICU. Worst days of my life. The hardest part was calling my best friend. I called her and just started sobbing. First time I really cried over diabetes. When I was in the hospital, I don’t think I understood what this would mean to have diabetes. This just doesn’t seem like my life, you know? Like, one day I’ll wake up and I’ll be normal again.
I’m 17 years old, and a senior in highschool. Right now, I’m taking treating my diabetes with insulin pens (lantus and humalog), but I hope to get a pump very soon. Last weekend, I tested an Omnipod, and I basically made up my mind that I wanted the omnipod. So, hopefully, in a few weeks, I’ll have the pump.
So, anyways, since I’ve been diagnosed, I’ve been searching for things that can make diabetes easier for me. So, I’m going to start posting my discoveries so that you too can enjoy these tricks!