One of the advantages of being Type 1 is having an appreciation for your health - something that a lot of people struggle to achieve.
Although it may seem tough at times, that you are always having to monitor and look after yourself – you may not realise it now but it will benefit you in the future!
Everybody has off days, but try and keep on top of things and take control. The more you look after yourself, the easier your diabetes will become.
TALK TO PEOPLE! Communicate with your healthcare team. If you think something isn't quite right, don't wait for a doctor or a nurse to point it out, approach them and ask them questions - that is what they are there for.
Try and keep a diabetes diary to make it easier for you to see how you are getting on. 'My diabetes My way' is also a very useful resource for people in Scotland to get an online summary of their clinic results. You can sign up at:
Take all the help and advice you can from professionals. Use the support networks that are available and learn from the people who have been there before... they know how it feels.
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