Thanks Diamonad and Claire for your replies.
I am keeping a log of my blood sugars and what i eat, and hopefully I won't feel so rubbish at it.
I feel tired sometimes and never know if this is because of my heart condition (dextracardia) or blood sugar being too high or too low, so I feel I have to check my blood sugar before I do anything just to reasure myself. It's very hard, I'm scared of doing the wrong thing! I will get there in the end, I am determined too, but feel alone sometimes at boarding school, my parents are not in the same country! The school is good - sometimes, like recently I had to walk out of a lesson because the teacher wouldn't let me test my blood sugar so I did it anyway, and it was low so i'm glad I did that. I have got some glucose tablets now which I've used when my sugar was low (they helped alot).
Now because of that the school lets me test my blood whenever I want and someone comes with me, so they are learning with me.
I feel a bit better. Thanks. Amiee xx
I glad just to meet people who know about this, I'd heard of diabetes but knew nothing about it, well I do now!! (well a bit)
Post Edited (Amiee) : 10/21/2005 1:30:41 PM (GMT-6)
Thanks for the information Diamond
You can give my email to other diabetics, I would like that, thanks.
Thanks for the reply, Yes I am on Lantus and Humalog rapid insulin, but I still get the occasional low blood sugar, but I'm trying and will keep on trying until I get it right.
The Insulin pumps sounds great but I don't know anything about that, so I'm going to ask my Doctor and specialist diabetic nurse.
Thankyou so much for the help and advice, which I really need!
Being in boarding school is difficult because really I eat what the school has, but now my 'house parents' are getting me all the things I need and the foods that I am allowed, I am doing my best to learn all I need to know so that it will become part of my life and just routine, instead i'm having to think all the time if i'm doing the right thing, but I will get there in the end.
It sounds like you are doing all the right things, so just carry on and you'll get there! I'm a bit disappointed that your teacher tried to stop you doing a blood test but at least the school learnt from that. If you ever feel that you are alone, you are not. If you need to air your feelings then do so here!
Thanks Claire for the reply, it's means alot to know i'm not alone, i'm glad the school learnt from that aswell!! and they are still learning as I am too.
Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 10/26/2005 10:56:56 AM (GMT-6)
How are you doing now? Are things getting better for you? Let us know how you are doing.
I am doing much better thanks, I feel alot more confident now about diabetes, i haven't had a really bad hypo for ages, I am learning the warning signs. I am getting some very good help! I've seen a diabetic specialist nurse who taught me to log everything, like blood sugar, what i eat and what i was doing at the time.
I am happier, much happier