In adolescent psych, I learned that teenagers believe in the invincibility fable.
That part of being young is not considering getting hurt.
And I wonder what that feels like.
Because I am painfully aware of how lucky I am to be alive
Every finger prick, carb counted, and injection
I can’t explain how much I relate with every single word of this. Last night I had anxiety going to sleep because of the low of 40 I had yesterday while taking a nap. All I kept thinking was “What if this time I don’t wake up?” .I constantly have this realization that this is permanent and it scares the shit out of me.
You have no idea how freaked out I feel now. My levels have been running on the lower side lately and now I’m scared to sleep. But we kinda have to count our blessings cause there’s this little girl who lives in Lancaster PA and she has type 1 diabetes, only difference is that she can’t feel when she’s low. So she could collapse at any second and not feel it coming.
That’s horrible :( I usually can’t feel my lows when they’re in the high 60s and any lower than that I just feel slightly dizzy/ light headed but I’ve never gotten below 60 so I’m thankful I was able to wake up I feel like someone was watching over me
Wow I feel lucky then. When I’m asleep if my blood sugars hit 50 my body automatically wakes me up to do something about it :/
I’ve had 2 times now where I normally fall asleep but am awoken by paramedics and my parents crying because my body has went cold. I do not sleep well just fear itself can weigh on you more then diabetes does. Talking about it brings back those shivers…
People always tell me I could have it worse. But they don’t feel the pain of diabetes. Every needle, every finger poke, every silent tear that falls when no one else is around. Yeah, maybe I could have it worse but you sure have it a lot better then me.