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Do any of you live with caretakers who make you feel hopelessly bad about yourself? My sister just used the "why don't you not talk to me when your blood sugars are crazy!".

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
She's always using my illness to put me down, invalidate my viewpoints and emotions, and make me question every decision that I make. It makes me feel crazy and hopeless...

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
Does anyone know what I'm going through?

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2006.
Orlando, FL
I wish I could give you some advice to help but I have none. I feel for you

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2006.
Orlando, FL
Are you type 1 or 2?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
Brittle type 1 since I was 5(30 yrs)

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Calgary, CAN
Why do you need a care taker as diabetes is not a chronic illness. It's a condition and if you care for your levels you will be fine ! But if you need support I'm here ! I can teach you many things

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Calgary, CAN
Ie living solo w type 1 I have been doing this for over 13 years

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2006.
Orlando, FL
Are you on a pump?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
Type 1 is a chronic illness. I have been brittle for 30yrs, and I need a caretaker because my levels are so unpredictable that I can't live alone. I went on a pump when I was 18 because, even though

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Portland, OR
I checked 8-12 per day and took 6-10 injections per day, my endo team and I still couldn't control my sugars.

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