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Food Storming

Starting to get into a routine now. Don't have a problem with either the glucose level tests or the insulin injections. Have got over the initial anxieties much quicker than I expected. Thoughts have now turned to practicalities. My wife and I spent the whole of yesterday evening talking about it. Most of our attention has turned to food. She has borrowed a couple of diabetic cookery books from the library, which I am sure will be useful. There are so many questions that we have about my diet. We are lucky as I believe we eat healthily already. We never eat ready-meals and eat fish and vegetables regularly. I just need to cut down on sweet desserts.

The big problem that I have is where are the boundaries? Can I eat a couple of biscuits before bed. What does having a sugary pudding do? If I do some exercise, can I have some moresugar? Whilst I understand that healthcare professionals are the most qualified to answer these questions, would you expect a dentist to say that you can drink a can of Coke a day? I need to get out and find other type 1's and form a balanced view. Have subscribed to a couple of forums at diabetes.co.uk and diabetesdaily.com and have asked some questions and got some good answers.

I guess this is all relating to the denial, anger, depression, bargaining and acceptance psychological process. I have made it to the bargaining stage already, acceptance here we come!

Have my next appointment with the nurse tomorrow. Very apprehensive as I don't know what they are going to do. The fear of the unknown seems much stronger than the known.

Going to do a stock-take of my diabetes consumables tonight as was nearly caught out today. Have found that I only have enough glucose test strips to last me until lunchtime and my repeat prescription has not been set up yet. Maybe I'll go to the chemist and get some, if they sell them? I'll see whether the doctor can do a prescription in time too.

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