Hi everyone, I have type 2 diabetes that appeared about 9 years ago. I've had a really hard time accepting the diagnosis as the years have gone by. I have times where I take good care of it and times where I don't. I was wondering if anyone has tips for keeping up with diabetes every day, including taking blood sugar readings, taking meds regularly, eating right, etc. When I think about doing this every day forever, it frustrates and scares me.
Like I said, I've had a very hard time with this. It seems that just the thought of complications doesn't help. Even actual complications don't scare me into compliance. I think I worry that the complications will happen anyway as I get older. Onset for me was only in my late 20s and I fear that after many years battling this, I'll have complications whether I manage the condition well or not. Does anyone know if that's true?
I also experience severe depression, which I think is the main reason I don't care for myself well enough. It's a tough duo of health concerns to have. Thanks for reading!