Julie Strukovski

Type 2

I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 27 years old and initially my response was to bury my head in the sand, refused to believe it and I thought I could just ignore it and get on with life.

At the time I was caring for my husband who had severe cardiac disease and I just had to keep on working full time, caring for him and that meant not much time left to worry about myself – so I just got on with life and forgot about it. It’s not surprising when I think that at the time I was a full time carer, worked 12 hours a day, had big responsibilities and was on call 24’7 and it was a lot!

Now life isn’t too bad with diabetes, but at times it does get overwhelming when I don’t want to be burdened by tests and injections and thinking about food.

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