I was diagnosed type 1 in August, probably heard this type of story over and over. I guess everybody starts looking at complications right away. Are my feet going to fall off? Am I going to die much earlier than most? I guess I have been so worried about having my blood sugar high all the time that I end up walking around with low blood sugar, feel bad eat candy to reach normal level again, repeat.
I usually keep my blood sugar highest 6-7 but typically 5 down to the 4 range. How high is too high and how long before it does damage? I mean if we go like 1 hour at 10 mmol./l is it doing damage? When people say they have high blood sugar is that like weeks at a time and how does that happen if we are taking insulin? Just eating the wrong food? Now I feel scared of food and try to avoid carbs all together especially if I'm going over to a friends house to eat and all they are serving is white bread sandwiches chips and soda. Do you just say screw it, take a shot and go for it? Am I being overly paranoid? Thanks for any feed back.