I thought I'd introduce myself seeing as I've now put in a few posts etc!
I'm Claire and I'm type 1. I was diagnosed in 1991 when I was 12, and I live in the UK. Boring facts over (I hope!)
I started looking at this forum as I have spent a lot of my time recently worrying about what will happen to me, especially after a recent hospital visit where I had to have an ambulance called out for me. I don't know any other diabetics (other than my granddad, but I don't see him very often) and so sometimes I have felt a little alone, but this site has done me a lot of good already. I'm very lucky to have a partner who offers me so much support and understanding with this. I'm also the kind of person who, when asked anything about diabetes, will discuss it openly. If any friends or colleagues ask (and I often find people usually apologise for asking!!) I feel it's best to share the facts. Also, it will clear up any misconceptions about it!
Over the years I think I've learnt a lot about diabetes - I just need to learn how to put all the things I know into practise now! I've realised I've let my control slip and the reason why is that I don't want to face it, I just want to ignore it. But I can't. So, thanks to this site I feel there's someone there to listen or to understand if I'm having a bad day, and also that I can share some of what I've learnt.
I'm sure that anyone reading this (or any of my other posts) have noticed that I start to ramble, so bye for now!
BTW, it would be nice if any new people would also like to introduce themselves here (if that's ok Jeannie and Pincushion?)