Yesterday I found out that I am a Type 1 diabetic. This was more sad news for me. It means that the insulin-producing beta cells in my pancreas have been/are being destroyed, and that I will most likely be insulin-dependant for the rest of my life. Type 1 is sometimes triggered by an autoimmune response to a virus. There's no way to know for sure, but I suspect that it may have begun in May of 2008 when I had the Coxsackie virus.
So yesterday I also began insulin injections, and reality sunk in some more. I guess one advantage to having triplets is that since my skin was so stretched, the shots don't hurt that much! :)
I thought I had a pretty good idea of how I had to eat, but it's been a bit of a rollercoaster today of highs and lows. It's frustrating! I'm sure I'll get it figured out soon enough. I wrote before of how gestational diabetes was easier for me to deal with because of its temporary nature. Really, I know that any health problem we deal with is temporary--chronic or not. It's just hard to see with an eternal perspective sometimes.
D&C 122:7 ... "all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good."