Why Me? How Can I Get on Well With the Diabetes in the Following 60 Years?

Q: At the end of last year, at the age of 23, I was diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Now twice insulin injection every day is a must. Why me? I am so young, and how could it happen?  I just can’t accept it…

A: I have a twin brother who was diagnosed type 2 diabetes since he was 10 years old. He has stayed with the disease for almost 15 years. By the way, he is a Doctor of Medicine now. My brother controls his blood sugar very well, so his life, to some extent, is just like the ordinary one’s.


Q: It’s depressed to stay away from the things that you used to do, especially the eating habits.

A: Well, it’s a matter of changing living habits. Of course, it’s hard.
On the one hand, you need to quit some daily fruits and food rich in sugar, not to mention ice cream and cake.On the other hand, compulsive diet disrupts your pace of life, especially for young people. You have to sleep and get up early with fixed meals, which makes it hard to enjoy a party with friends. Even extra study and work could be a burden.

Life habits changing is comparatively easy for patients with oral medications while it is a big mountain in front of life for patients with insulin injections.
Personally, I think insulin pump is really good. My brother began to use insulin pump since 18, making his life not be subject to diabetes diet restrictions.

By the time he got to college, he had fully mastered the relationship between the dosage of insulin pump injections and the diet.So don’t be so anxious. As long as you can control well of your blood sugar, diabetes is not a disease any more. Make frequent records of your blood sugar and injection volume, sum up the law, see more professional books, and you will be able to do whatever you want.


Q: Do I need to keep a secret of my disease? Especially to my friends and love?

A: This is a psychological problem.
I don’t think it’s wise to hide your condition. What if someone gives you a sweet tooth? How about having supper with others? What about playing football in the evening with your friends? What about going hiking? What about dinner and wine?

The simplest and most effective solution is to say it directly.First of all, you have to accept this disease positively. Then try your best to control your blood sugar. A good blood sugar means a transparent diabetes. When the disease impacts your life smaller and smaller, there will be no psychological barriers. For example, my eating habits and activities are synchronized with my brother and he has a really happy life now .


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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.