I am a type 1 insulin-dependant diabetic. I've been on insulin injections anywhere between 2-4 times a day. At first it bothered me having to give them to me. Now it's like second nature. Diabetes runs in my family. Everyone else is Type 2, and eventually went onto insulin injections tho. I'm the oddball. I'm stuck with them for the rest of my life. The rest of the family, if they ate better and exercised more could help themselves out so they may not need the shots, and just need the pills.
For those of you that don't know what Diabetes is, it is a disease in which your pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin to break down the sugars in your food, or in my case, where the body doesn't produce insulin at all to help break down the sugars in food.
Being pregnant with diabetes was interesting. It was the only time my bloodsugars were in perfect control. Usually it is the exact opposite. The female's bloodsugars are perfect before getting pregnant and after being pregnant, but the entire pregnancy the bloodsugars are all over the place.
I know diet is a key thing to helping control the diabetes. Being female and diabetic sucks. When it's that time of the month, the bloodsugars go really high and it's hard to keep them in control. When you don't eat right tho, and eat a lot of food you aren't supposed to (which I have a tendency to do having kids at home and sweets in the house) it's harder to keep them in control. I know what I'm supposed to be doing...It's just getting myself motivated to stick with what I'm supposed to do. If I did, I'd do better at losing weight.
If I could get myself more motivated to eat the way I'm supposed to be, I know I'd be a lot healthier and wouldn't need as much insulin.