I was diagnosed at 30 as T1D. 35 years later I have come to a fairly simplified conclusion. It doesn’t matter what type of diabetes you have, nor does it matter what therapy you are using, it comes down to discipline. The first discipline is find the right doctor. The second is to follow the rules. The third is education. I’ll throw in a forth and say, socialize. Don’t be afraid.
I know I’ve distilled my conclusion down to a few lines of text. In reality this disease is incredibly difficult to manage. The day to day operations of managing diabetes is one aspect of it, the other is the mental side. I don’t go more than 1 hour without thinking about it. I look at my CGM enabled pump all day long and of course into the night. This disease has consumed me physically and mentally.
I have practiced my own advice and have developed the necessary discipline to deal with it. I thank my wife and my family for their support and understanding.
Regards and good fortune to you all.
PS. I am thankful for my endlessly energetic dog Cooper, who taunts me every evening for his walk and throw tennis balls and…