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Ugh - horrible appointment today ... my a1c is an 11 and I feel like I can't deal with this disease anymore or hearing from my dad that the slice of graduation cake I had last weekend is the cause .... want to crawl under a rock !!! 😢😢

14 Answers
I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2002.
Billings, MT
Hang in there. You can do this. One day at a time.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1994.
Lancaster, NY
my a1c is probably about that too! it seriously sucks! for a manageable disease I find it extremely difficult to actually manage :( ugh!! And the critsicm I get from my family kills me too! they have NO idea what this is like... at all! easy to say... not so easy to do... my parents were always like... you have all the tools you need to have perfect numbers... why aren't they perfect? You should try harder... aaaahhhhhh leave me alone!! my mom even used to literally ground me for having high numbers... that really sucked bc it certainly didn't make a difference :(

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
Santa Rosa, CA
If it makes you feel better 1 high blood sugar cannot cause an A1C to drastically change for the higher. If at all I would be 0.1. And you had a graduation cake! Wasn't it good? Think of the good things! 🤗🤗

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Shoreline, WA
I can relate to how you're feeling very well. Some of my family members don't take the time to educate themselves about this disease. I get comments like that all the time, some even that literally make me want to cry. I used to be called the "worlds worst diabetic", it was awful. I used to stay silent to the comments and it would build up and cause me so much stress and pain. I've been able to stand up for myself a few times and the comments would stop for quite awhile. My suggestion to you is to keep your head held high and remind yourself that you are doing the best you possibly can in an impossible situation, they will never be as strong as you are. We all deserve that slice (or two) of cake because we know how to take care of ourselves and dose accordingly, even if we screw up and eat way more snack, candy, and cake than we planned too, we are the ones who take care of ourselves and stay up all night checking our keystones and waiting for the sugar to go down, waiting to feel normal again. Don't ever let anyone make you feel inferior or incapable. You can do this, I can do this, and we can do this, together.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1992.
Oviedo, FL
Well, I was awake from 2:00 am to 3:00am fighting a low last night. That sucked, so we all struggle at times. But keep improving and know your not alone.

Living with type 2 diabetes.
Orange, CA
My a1c is up as I just had total knee replacement on my second knee 13 months after my right total knee replacement.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1993.
Owings Mills, MD
Do you all need help on getting your a1cs down? I've had Type 1 for 24 years now and have pretty good control. Not great but I'm usually 6.5-7.5

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2000.
Lebanon, TN
It seems like the smallest illness can throw your balance all off. I know it's that way for me. A stomach virus turned to gastritis and dehydration. My sugar shot up to the middle to high 200s and even though I'm over it my sugar won't come back down.

Central Square, NY
Thanks for everyone's positive words - it's been a long year with death, injury, surgery and sickness it's just upsetting to work so hard and not make moves on your numbers ... to put on insulin weight so quickly and have to spend so much time and energy to get back to where you were is sometime disheartening

Living with type 2 diabetes since 2000.
Lebanon, TN
Yes**** how do you do it?