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I have really badly controlled sugars and always have done for 11 years I'm always doing my injections sometimes more than I should but they are still high and it's put me off testing them cause I've had enough of seeing high bloods :( any help?

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Sandgate, AUS
R u on a pump or pens

Alvin, TX
Keep testing! You may need to talk to your doctor or endocrinologist to adjust or change your meds. But you need to keep an accurate log of sugar levels and what you have eaten. A pump really helped me as well as carb counting.

Cambridge, GBR
I'm on pens I've been trying to get a pump when I first got t1 when I was always testing but since they ignored me and sugars were high I barely do them my doctor is more worried bout my health than anything and are abit more lenient with me but I try my best to do them but suffering from depression as well seeing high results just brings me down more

Cincinnati, OH
Switch insulins! Switched from Humalog to Apidra a few months ago and made a big difference

Cambridge, GBR
I've had loads of different ones in 11years but cause I'm on two different ones they won't keep swapping it

Wellington, NZL
Have you tried reducing your carb intake? I'm also type 1 with depression, and restricting carbs (about 50g a day seems to suit me) made it a lot easier to match insulin to food as depression really affects my appetite. Are you being treated for depression?

Cambridge, GBR
I've tried everything and no my doctors won't cause my bad control some days it gets so bad

Wheeling, WV
I would keep fighting for a pump. It literally saved my life!

Cambridge, GBR
I'm always asking for the pump but nothing :( it's the kids who just get diabetes get the pump right away :( I asked for one when we 1st got them in the uk

Wheeling, WV
Oh.... I see. I live in the US my endocrinologist really didn't give me a choice she wrote the prescription the first visit I had with her.

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