advertisement
 

  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team
Question:

From Ontario, Canada:

Even though I've had diabetes for about 8.5 years, I still forget to give my shots, I almost never test my blood, I don't follow a diet. I do these things because I'm clinging to the hope that a cure will come sometime next week. I'm 20 years old now with no signs of complications but that could change in the next decade if I continue on my present path and no cure is found.

Answer:

You are not alone in not wanting to take shots, test, or follow a diet. We all hope the cure will come soon, but if you have already caused permanent damage to your body it may be too late to enjoy the cure when it is discovered. Not taking your insulin can result in life threatening ketoacidosis in a short while. If you forget by accident to take your shot, you should know in a few hours because you will be very thirsty and going to the bathroom frequently. If this happens, you need to receive insulin immediately to avoid ketoacidosis.

If you are so down about the difficulty in caring for diabetes, I suggest you speak to your diabetes team about a referral to a therapist if there is not one on your team. You have no complications and are young. With help and guidance, you should be able to feel better about life and still control your diabetes.

TGL

Original posting 31 Jul 96

  
advertisement


                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.