It's such a relief to have you all to send this message in a bottle out to...
It's been 3 and a half months since my dx with T1. I went for my first (since dx) A1C today and am anxiously awaiting the results. This first little milestone has really hit me hard. THIS IS REAL...THIS IS FOREVER. My heart is heavy. It hadn’t sunk in until now. I am a diabetic. :-(
Up until now I’ve been focusing so hard on reading, educating myself, pre-planning meals and restocking the pantry and freezer that I haven’t taken any time to really just "sit with this".
My question is...how long before I feel like "my old self"? I'm holding on to the hope that once I get adjusted- mentally and physically to my T1 "situation" that I will feel good again.
I've gone thru all the strange new feelings of adjusting to life on insulin...hypers and hypos.
I've worked really really hard at tight control - my goal was to bring my A1C down from 13 to 5.5. I've done well...and have brought my average bg from the 350's to a consistent 80-110 . Insulin is good stuff- but it makes me feel like crap!
I'm abiding by really strict lifestyle changes, carb counting and light exercise. With the low carbs- I’ve actually lost too much weight- and am wondering if that's part of why I don’t feel great?
I've gone thru phases where I feel hypo when I'm not- I've gone thru feeling hypo when I am, and now I have hypos in the 40's and feel perfectly fine.
For the last 20 days I have a headache 24 hours a day that waxes and wanes but is always there- Overall I don’t feel good-not horrible but always feel "off" with weird physical sensations thru out the day. And never never enough energy. I am used to leaping tall buildings and doing anything and everything ( backpacked across Australia and Asia for 4 months - right before my dx!) Now I can even do the dishes with out needing a "break".
I specifically want to hear from the T1's out there- do things get better? Will I feel like my old self again?