Been on oral med for diabetes for years and it is quite pricey which is tough but was working well until this year. This year my doctor tried a sliding scale fast acting insulin which made my life worse; the long acting insulin does help. I am blessed to be able to have a Libre device which reads my sugar levels day and night. I have a lot of other health challenges, but this experience pushed me over the edge as regards my attitude. I have hated how I have felt and the focus I have had to increase on diet and awareness of my health. It seems like there is no way/time to take a break from this focus. I was a nurse, have seen a lot of sicker folk, have compassion except for myself…this is not a good place to be. I know, even children have IDDM and it breaks my heart to think of them and their families who need to be so vigilant. I just wanted to share with you my emotional reaction to this health change. I have no idea how long it takes for high blood sugars to affect the body, just can only focus on one day at a time. One other challenge which complicates my diabetes is my food allergies and intolerances which activate/increase my IBS-diarrhea. Socially this is so harsh. I hope you find your way through this challenging disease and find peace/strength. I pray the same for myself. Blessings to you.