What is it like to live with a lifelong medical condition?

I know that everyone has different experiences, but I found out a few days ago from my doctor that I might have diabetes and I'm a bit scared as to how much my life would change with this condition. I know it's probably not a big deal, but...before I send myself into a panic, I want to hear about other peoples' experiences with it. So what is it like for you to live with a lifelong medical condition if you currently have been diagnosed with one?

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GhillyFeels
It really depends on the condition; I have anemia. Anemia is different from diabetes, but I’ll do my best to explain what it’s like.
Pretty much what Maria said; Take care of yourself. Take your medicine.
It’ll feel a little different knowing that you’ve had it but that’s teally it.
cairngorm
Alright, thank you for your answer!
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Teenaged.Narcissist
I have a couple and honestly, you get used to it. Modern medicine is a pretty Gucci thing. A diagnosis is not a sentence.
cairngorm
I guess you're right. Even if I do have it, I could...probably manage it. Thanks for your answer!
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Hikari_Chan
I don't really have one we can't say how future will be so if I do get one I'd honestly be scared at first. I'd be horrified to take medical supplies through out my life. But at some point I need to understand that the medicine is just for my sake. I have this phobia of choking and I can never take my medicines right. But slowly I'd overcome that fear as it is compulsory. I had a vitamin d problem and had to take in medicines for a more than a month. Slowly I had to get out of See More▼
Hikari_Chan
I don't know if this answer was relevant as it wasn't a lifetime course but I just want to say it will make you braver and stronger in further time and you'd feel it not so scary as time passes. Good luck. With proper medication everything will go alright!
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Hikari_Chan
@cairngorm Np! Take care!
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cairngorm
Even if it wasn't exactly what I was looking for, I seriously appreciate the answer. Thanks, and I guess I'll just hope for the best.
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Aureospace
kinda like everyone else says, huge things that stay with you just become forgotten about and routine. this applies to almost everything because it's going to be constant. although on somedays, you might make yourself think about it. and its not wrong to do that, you'll just get emotional then but it'll be okay as long as you realize even though its not fixable, its something you can keep living with just as well as you were the day before. and on the rare occasion you do think See More▼
cairngorm
Alright, thank you for your answer. I really appreciate it.
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ThatAnimeGirl
So, I'm almost 18 (4 more months!) And have been living with Asthma since I was three years old. I don't really know what it's like to be living a healthy life since I will never be "healthy" It varies with everyone, but there's no need to be scared. I don't know much about diabetes but as long as you keep ontop of your medication and eat healthily, you'll be alright. Just keep doing what you love and you'll hardly notice the difference
cairngorm
I also have asthma (which I've been able to manage up until know) and was only diagnosed this year. I have to do more breathing tests and was okay managing it until I found out about diabetes and all that. But damn, that's a long time to be dealing with it.
Thank you for your answer! I really appreciate it.
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ThatAnimeGirl
Your welcome x
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cairngorm
Alright, I'll make sure to remember that. Thanks, I really appreciate that a lot. ^^
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ThatAnimeGirl
It's nice to know there's someone else O can talk to about asthma, if you need any advice, please don't hesitate to ask. I hppe you get better soon and the resiltr are all okay. 🙏
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