Hello everyone. I am new to this site. I am 22 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes about 7 months ago. I was sick for about a month before anyone would diagnose my illness as diabetes. The doctors I saw (which were horrible) thought I was having a panic attack, because of the stress I was under. Finally they ran my blood sugar level, to only discover I indeed had diabetes. I was in the ICU for a week, with DKA. At first I was in denial, thinking they had made a mistake. Living with this disease is frustrating, and I get mad sometimes, thinking why did I have to get this now.
This is why I have come to the site. I wanted to find people my age with similar situations. My friends and family sometimes do not understand what I am feeling. Everything is new to me, and I am just trying to get adjusted to this new lifestyle! Any advice anyone would have I would love to hear about it!