I HAVE BEEN A DIABETIC FOR 6 YEARS. I overcame my own shock of my diagnosis. Learned about it so I could teach family members about it. A lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming and depressing.
I know what it is like to have my glucose levels too high or too low. Over a year ago, no one told me what it was like to go from steady higher levels to lower levels. For days I was trembling with chills and sweats although my levels were not bad. NO ONE REALLY TOLD ME THIS WOULD HAPPEN.
CHANGES IN NEEDS NOT THOUGHT OF BEFORE-- I have gained some weight after my insulin has worked it's magic. I have had to be working on a new wardrobe with larger sizes.
A double sink area does not have enough space for all of my things and my medical supplies I need daily. I need a lot of counter space and storage now. I try to keep my supplies in the guest bathroom so my husband will have some space. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD NEED SO MUCH BATHROOM SPACE.
I AM SURE THERE ARE MORE SURPRISES AND ADJUSTMENTS AHEAD. I just hope I can think of a lot of them before the issues arise.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU WISHED YOU HAD KNOWN ABOUT OR EDUCATED ABOUT WHEN YOUR DIAGNOSIS AND/OR TREATMENT STARTED?