I joined TuDiabetes a few weeks ago and am just now getting around to introducing myself. I have had type 1 for almost 27 years now and until recently had very few other health problems. But last year was one of the worst years of my life and I was hospitalized 9 times - anywhere from 4 o 16 days each time! It is embarrassing to admit and my health is still suffering. Until a few years ago, I was very active and even trained for and ran 3 marathons with Team in Training with my last marathon time just over 4 hours. Now it takes all my energy to walk around the block. I feel like an old lady and cannot do many of the things I want to do because of it.
I went through some tough times over the past few years and neglected my health and diabetes. My blood sugars went through the roof and I am no longer able to recover from a high the way I once could. My health declined and I continued to ignore my diabetes and blood sugars.
I am now working very hard to get my blood sugars back under control and to become active again. I joined tudiabetes because I need support and really want to connect with other type 1s! It is hard to get back into the habit of testing multiple times every day and it is very hard to get back to exercising when I used to be able to easily go out and run 5 miles and now it is a struggle to walk for 15 minutes! I am working closely with my doctor and he has told me I am okay to exercise so now I just need support!
That’s all for now…