Shrug it off and inject anyway.
Inject still, but inject slightly less than you should.
Neglect to inject, perhaps promising yourself you will later though deep down you know you will not.
It chops and changes. Sometimes I feel like I like my body but at times I am very displeased with it and would like to change it.
I hate my body and weight most of the time.
Fairly positive. I do what I can to avoid all of these i.e I stay well and take my insulin.
It scares me, but I try and not think about it. I try to take insulin as often as I can manage to avoid these things.
I feel numb. I know deep down what I am doing is wrong and I will end up blind but I cannot handle gaining weight.
I would never go without insulin!
I only tend to miss the odd shot or take slightly less than I should.
Anything between a day and a week. I've become used to it now.
No, I work on maintaining my weight. I do not need to lose any weight and if I do I would go about it in a healthy manner.
Not a vast amount, perhaps a small amount.
Yes, I have.
No, my family know I take care of myself.
I've had the odd comment. Nobody really suspects I am doing anything wrong.
Yes, many of my loved ones have expressed deep concern about my diabetes control or/and my weight.
No, I follow a healthy lifestyle. Not too much, not too little is my motto.
Sometimes. I try not to but often I cannot control myself.
Yes, often. I feel out of control and scare myself.
I have pretty much come to terms with it and try to do everything I can to keep myself in tip top condition.
I go through stages of acceptance and anger. Sometimes I wish I could just ignore it and it would go away.
I can't seem to come to terms with it. I'm terrified of injecting insulin, it just makes me gain weight and I can't seem to accept that I'm any 'different' from anybody else.