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Hi, I've been a diabetic for 19 years. I'm now 23. It's scary... My limbs fall asleep.. I sometimes feel my blood flow thru body parts like my brain or my heart.

Wellington, FL
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Have you tried the pump....I'm type 1 and the best my sugars ever were was when I was on the pump.

West Palm Beach, FL
no.. I haven't been to an endro in like 8 years.. and when I did she would tell me I wasn't ready for it... I also haven't had insurance in about 5 years and I just got some through my workplace

Columbia, SC
What does you Doc say about this?

West Palm Beach, FL
^ haven't seen a doc in 8 years, no health insurance

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2001.
Manhattan, NY
Go. Find a doc. Even a public program better than nothing. 8 years is a long time!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I was like you. The first thing they will want to see is you testing, testing, testing (so before and 2 hours after meals). It is daunting seeing a Doc after so long, I constantly felt judged

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I tested for months before seeing the Dr and had read up on the pump and showed I was ready. You can get sicker quicker on the pump than without so it's important to be focused.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I've been type 1 almost 14 years now and (although currently pregnant so more strain on my body and small vessels) am staring down the barrel of dialysis. Start with 1 step then the next.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
It's hard but I have been working on mine for a year now and it's really not that bad! PS I love my pump :)

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1970.
Vero Beach, FL
I agree with**** I was told I was doing fine on multiple injections until I went to a different Endo and they suggested a pump. I thought I was doing fine but since I started the pump I am feeling much better! Hopefully you can find a place to help you so you can feel better also!

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