My blood sugar levels were very bad then
At first I thought that I had just had a bad day. I simply couldn’t imagine that I could have diabetes. When my doctor confirmed the over the phone, I was astounded. The first few days were pretty tough. The final came in late October and I was given an appointment for a diabetes patient education course in a clinic in January. Things went pretty well after the that. It was a blessing in disguise, I must say. My blood sugar levels were very bad when my diabetes was diagnosed. I was incredibly fortunate to be in such good hands so soon.
It was clear to me that the sooner I accepted the illness, the better I would be able to handle it. I injected insulin right from the start. Injecting myself felt pretty strange at first. But I wasn’t afraid of needles. Unlike a lot of people, I had never been afraid of having injections. It didn’t take long to learn how to give myself an injection.
Every now and then I have a slight problem with high or low blood sugar levels, sometimes because of what I've eaten, sometimes because I have an in my body. Sometimes I can't explain my blood sugar levels, though. I can't work out why they are too high or too low. But my sugar levels are generally all right.
In the first few years I used to get beads of sweat on my forehead when I had low blood sugar. That stopped happening after a while, but now I notice other signs of low blood sugar when it falls below a certain level. For example, I can no longer concentrate very well and get a bit confused. Sometimes people who know me well notice that I have low sugar levels before I do. Then they'll say something like "It might be a good idea for you to have something to eat or drink. Are you perhaps feeling a bit off color?" It can sometimes creep up on you and you might not notice, especially if you are concentrating hard on something else.