I'm a Type 1 and all these people who don't manage their care drive me nuts. I would love to be able to handle my diabetes just with diet, but nope, not an option for me. I see a lot of these people at the endocrinologist, and I know they drive the docs crazy. Seeing a T1 who actually knows wtf they're doing and actually does it is always a relief for them, like you can just tell they're happy to see someone they don't have to badger into compliance.
Originally Posted by GreenFrog
How does the leg get that bad in the first place? Does the patient simply not check in until their flesh is rotten?!
Also unmanaged diabetics tend to get pretty bad neuropathy, so they get a lot of numbness and weird nerve pain in general.
My idiot uncle stepped on a needle and didn't notice for a week until it started swelling up.