Coping with Type 1 Diabetesadmin2018-04-03T20:21:21+10:00
Okay. So type 1 diabetes has come into your world or has been there for a while. You have heard all the doom and gloom about “complications” and you are overloaded with all the things you have to do 24/7/365 to keep yourself alive …. but what about you?
If you’ve lived with type 1 diabetes for a while (or even a day!), you’re probably sick of hearing how you can avoid “diabetes” and how to reduce the risks associated with “diabetes” by watching your diet and doing some exercise and … and …. but wait a minute, that’s Type 2 diabetes. That doesn’t apply to you, now does it? You got stuck with the auto-immune disease that hit you like a ton of bricks out of the blue with no chance to fend it off with diet and exercise. And so few people understand that so you may as well be the only one. Yes?
So how do you deal with it? Do you struggle? Do you watch your blood sugar levels like a hawk every minute of the day, afraid to risk losing your toes because you let it creep up to 15 before you knew it was happening? Do you stress day and night over the endless possibilities associated with life with type 1 diabetes?
At JCB Health Solutions, our type 1 diabetes expert has lived a long life carrying the t1d load (with way more comfort now than she used to do!) and has a son who has done the same for more than 15 years so … how are they doing? Chez does what she has to do to stay healthy and doesn’t stress and worry about why things happen because she knows that stress and worry are more of an issue to long-term health and an occasional high or low blood sugar level. She copes well because she has learned to eliminate the stress so she can calmly monitor blood sugar levels and the diet and the exercise and all the emotions that go along with it all.
Chez can help you to do the same so that type 1 diabetes doesn’t win the battle because you are in control and you are a happy person who just happens to be dealing with life with type 1 diabetes.