From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA:
I am a 15 year old female and I have had diabetes for a year but it is still hard to adjust to the regimen of taking my blood sugar and my insulin. I start back on my routine after I go see my doctor for about 2 weeks then it's back to my old ways. How can I stay on a steady regimen of taking my blood sugar and insulin and staying on my diet?
Managing your diabetes can get boring, I know. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to find a "buddy" and challenge each other to stay on top of things. Is there a chance your doctor or diabetes nurse could link you to another young person in the practice? How about developing a pen pal relationship with another person with diabetes that is your age? Here at CWD you can get on-line and communicate with your peers as well!
It is hard to go it alone. A friend with diabetes is perhaps the best person to understand and challenge you to do what is best for yourself!
Original posting 7 Dec 1999
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:05
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