The diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes may come as a shock and may lead to many questions, such as: Why is this happening to me? How will my life change? How can I regain control?
Managing diabetes may seem overwhelming, especially at the time of diagnosis. The key is to learn as much as you can about the condition and to understand the different ways to keep glucose levels within the target range as much as possible.
Read the real-life stories of other people with Type 1 diabetes and discover how they have found their way to better control.
Real life stories
I was diagnosed 6 years ago and started with multiple daily injections. Although I worked very hard at them, they simply didn’t fit with my lifestyle and I found trying to manage my diabetes frustrating and exhausting. So, when the insulin pump was suggested to me, I was very happy and ready to try it. My HBA1c improved and is still improving, as I learn more tips and ways to use my pump. I realised that if I had started using my pump sooner, I could have achieved better control years earlier. When my daughter Emily was diagnosed last year, I was very glad that she could start on her pump much faster and achieve good control.