Diabetes And Me

So lately its been nearly 3 years since i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you’d have thought it would get so much easier with time, and yeah it does but there are times when it reminds you it’s there. You can feel on top of the world and then when you have one of those bad days it can make you feel incredibly weak and alone.

If your someone like me who has dealt with and continue to deal with anxiety problems, it only serves to make everything worse, it adds to the anxiety knowing that if you get into an anxiety attack then in the long run it makes your making your blood sugar worse.

It’s those bad days that I have been dealing with the most lately and they never get any easier, especially when you suffer from a hypo (hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar) because it never gets any easier, that feeling of dizziness or that feeling of disconnect with reality. I guess that’s one of the reasons why ive really gotten into gaming because it helps you to “forget” that you have a life long and life changing illness, it’s the relief that it offers you even for a few hours that’s absolutely invaluable to someone like me. If you’re having a bad day, a single player game, or something particularly story driven can be a god send as it helps distract you from the mighty discomfort you might be having from anxiety or some such health issue you might suffer from.

That relief can never be understated, i have a wonderful friend who uses games for very similar reasons I do, to help distract her from the pain that her medical issues cause her. So you can never tell me that games are a childish hobby because they have so many benefits that can not be ignored.

Although i have to say that with diabetes, symptoms of hypos should never be ignored so if you feel something coming on always deal with it, then go back to the game.

It’s always useful to have something to fall back on when you’re having a bad day, so if your ever thinking that you having a shitty day, perhaps take your mind off it by playing a game or two to help keep your mind off the negatives?

Just keep those positives going 🙂

and as always i hope you found this interesting 🙂



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7 Responses to Diabetes And Me

  1. Miss Lou says:

    I have experienced anxiety attacks (mostly health related) after a serious car accident that I nearly died in. I ended up taking myself off to see a clinical psychologist to do some cognitive behaviour therapy. That really helped 🙂

    The other thing that helps – and on the advice on the clinical psychologist is exercise 🙂 Good work out helps to raise your serotonin levels and keep your thinking at a more reasonable pace 🙂

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    My friend Jess has Diabetes where she has to inject insulin, though her Kidney function is also at an all time low and she needs to go on Dialysis for about 5 hours a day I think it is.


    Keep in mind, it can always be worse than it is now. I know that sounds a bit ridiculous, but it can help us keep our personal situations in perspective when we see how bad IT COULD be, but isn’t.


    Miss Lou

    • djrutland says:

      Oh yes, it could be worse in so far that I could have a ton of complications from the diabetes 🙂

      It tends to bite more when you get hypos, especially bad ones because it only serves to remind you what happens if you don’t take care of yourself.

      My anxiety is going to stick with me until I can get 1 on 1 help rather than group courses they keep saying to go on lol (been to 3 of them already) but I do try to stay positive at the very least

      Big huggs too 🙂


      • Miss Lou says:

        I read a really fantastic book called ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ by Susan Jeffers. Of course not everything does the same level of goodness for everyone, but it did bring about some really awesome positive change in my thinking when I followed the suggestions made in the book – and all this at a fairly difficult stage in my life, in terms of anxiety.

        One on one with a ‘Good’ Clinical Psychologist – that would be of great benefit too 🙂

      • djrutland says:

        I shall look the book up right now 🙂 yeah I’ve been crying out for good one on one help, maybe I need to start wearing pants on my head etc?


        But seriously I hear its damn hard to get that sort of help without really pushing for it 😦


      • Miss Lou says:

        Or paying for it… lol

      • djrutland says:

        Yeah, I’ve been holding out on the NHS but private might be a while lot quicker lol


      • djrutland says:

        The car accident sounded horrible Lou, so glad you’re ok 🙂


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