First off, you have to realize, you are just human. You have diabetes, but that does not mean that you have to give up all of life’s pleasures and become a monk. What you have to do is control your life but keep things in balance. I personally don’t believe that anyone can just eat whatever they want, type 1, type 2 or whatever. That being said, there is no reason you can’t make some arrangements to enjoy the things in life.
Here is my suggestion. I learned it from a book called Diabetes Burnout. It is called “structured cheating.” You want that twinkie (example, not a suggested treat) real bad. Then allow yourself that treat, but do so on your own terms, at the time of your choosing and in a controlled quantity and in a situation that you control.
You also need to get clear that the road to taking care of yourself is driven by looking ahead. Don’t look back at the mistakes that you made and think you can steer ahead. Eating a whole pizza and then deciding that you messed everything up so you will just have some ice cream is just bad driving. Don’t do it. Whatever went before is water under the bridge, look ahead to make good decisions.
Chelcie gives you good advice. There are certainly huge implications to not taking care of business. It is very easy to get burned out by all the crap. But remember, you don’t win any medals for self sacrifice. You win by keeping healthy, and you can do that while still finding pleasure and happiness in life, you just need to approach things with moderation and control.