I spoke to another older type 1. I learned a thing or two and something came as a shocker. Some things I thought were just my diabetes were not at all diabetic related.
- gaining weight for no reason
- inability to lose weight
- random allergies and the sudden appearance of new ones
- high white blood cells count
Now I will say this: I AM SCARED. I am scared for whatever my body is doing this time. I shouldn’t have googled autoimmune disorders, but I was curious. Everyone is telling me I just have allergies not yet discovered. But what are they this time?
I already have had a lot of foods taken from me. I’m allergic to garlic and onion. I’m allergic to fruit and veggies not cooked (birch-wood allergy). Then allergic to soy too. I also don’t eat plain nuts just for safety. But I’ve discovered I’m allergic to sensitive teeth toothpaste and now all of a sudden I’m allergic to deodorant. Many antibiotics I can’t have either (this really makes doctors nervous of me even more). Every new food or product or medicine I try I fear I’ll be allergic to.
I am finally going to just go and see an allergist and get testing done. I guess if something further is wrong- I’ll give it to God because Lord, I cannot deal with another illness.
Me and this other type 1 talked for two hours. Her conclusion is seeing more doctors to get to the bottom of things needed to happen. I’ve kinda known this to be true all along, just no one ever brought it to my attention. I didn’t know what to do.
So this is another thing I must trust God with. I’ll make myself a nervous wreck if I try and control what’s wrong. I can’t control it anyway. Whatever it may be, it is already in my body. I can do this. I already have type 1 diabetes, right?