I'm 17 and I've had type 1 dibetes for 10 years, (my anniversary was in February!). Sooooo, I was just wondering what adivce you guys could give me with my issue here...
My last A1C was 12.4 or something like that... I don't remember exactly, but it was 12 something. I don't have a pump, and they won't let me get anywhere near one because my numbers are so high. I've been trying to eat healthier lately, but we don't really have that many 'good food' types in our house right now. We haven't gotten a paycheck in almost 6 months, (my parents own a 3 person real estate office), so we don't really look at what's best for us when we buy food, but at what's cheapest.
So that's on the food side, but then we move onto the fact that I've almost completely gotten out of the habbit of testing my bg's anymore. I probably test once every two weeks. I know, I know! It's a horrible thing to do! But it's not in my routine anymore, and I forget about it...
I also don't do as many shots as I should... I take my Levemir twice a day, every day. If I don't take those, I get really really sick, and I've done that enough times to know that I don't want to do it again. I'm not taking as many of my Novolog shots as I'm supposed to. I'm on a sliding scale with those, and I'm supposed to take them any time I eat, but... I've had diabetes for a while now, and I've got lots of scar tissue on my stomach. I don't want to add any more to what I already have, so sometimes I avoid my shots... I've also got it on my arms and butt, (O_o) I'm not overweight, so it really sticks out, and it's annoying as all get out.
Ok, so basically what I'm asking is if anyone of you guys has any ideas or tricks or whatever, that can get be back on track? Even just a little bit would help a ton... Ok, I've rambled here long enough! Thank you for listening!
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