I hate how, after a while, you become “used” to having high blood sugar. Although it still impacts you, you become skilled at pushing through the sluggishness that hyperglycemia causes. Becoming motivated to improve your control over T1D becomes tough. Having intellectual reasons to improve it isn’t always enough. Many times, it takes something deeper within you to find the strength to overcome the challenges that get in the way of good diabetes management.
High blood sugar + little sunlight = depression
The mother of all mistakes in managing type 1 diabetes is to act as if you don’t have it
If you were recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my advice to you would be to get into the habit of testing your blood sugar as often as your endo tells you to right away, and actually listen to what they have to say. Don’t make any excuses - even if they seem good. I know how difficult it is to do so. If I said that it isn’t, I’d be a fucking liar. What I am saying, though, is that it’s the best of all sucky options. It’s better than having to correct all your bad habits and self-defeating attitudes years later, and it certainly beats getting complications one or two decades from now.
On a positive note, once managing your diabetes well becomes habitual, it’s no longer a complete pain in the ass. What once seemed difficult becomes a normal part of your life. Diabetes no longer has control over you; you have control over diabetes.