How many would be interested in a new group devoted to living alone with diabetes and being prone to serious hypo or hyperglycemia, having trouble preparing healthy meals, inadequate motivation to exercise, coping with the fear of dying in the middle of the night from way abnormal BG (sorry, but the latter is real)? The problems, the strategies, fears, etc. I have T1 and that is my main interest. Don't know how many T2s have unaware hypoglycemia or other 'alone management' issues.
Some live alone and have plenty of support and don't have need this. But for the others, especially those whose diabetes is not always in the magic normal range... and for those who live with someone who cannot help in emergencies such as with a small child, disabled parent, mentally impaired, etc.
I am not asking for input for myself right now, just asking about the potential for such a group. And recognizing that even with a bunch of strategies, there remains the fear that the time will come when you just can't help yourself and may want to talk about that fear. It seems to me that this could be an ongoing group of sharing and supporting and helping new "alone" members also. I see all ages having 'alone' issues, from young and middle aged adults up to older adults who don't have anyone to bring chicken soup to them during acute illnesses.
What say you? Specifically addressed to those who would participate in such a group. And are there T2s who have such issues? Or mainly T1s? I ask because I do not know, I am not excluding any type of diabetes diagnosis if the person is managing alone and has any of the issues noted above.