Anyone else tired !!

By pbuckle Latest Reply 2011-10-10 18:10:36 -0500
Started 2011-04-04 07:41:59 -0500

I am tied of being diabetic. I am tired of pricing my finger 5 times a day. I am tired of wearing a pump and moving the infusion kit. I am just TIRED !!! I know this will last the rest of my life but I am tired>

23 replies

stormz 2011-10-10 18:10:36 -0500 Report

I hear ya pbuckle! Sorry that your in the situation that your in, but then again were all in the same boat. Sink or swim lately it seems everyone has been saying they have been having problems. I feel your pain. I recently lost over 60 lbs, I'll tell you how I did it. It wasn't hard being diabetic we already have cut out a lot of the bad foods so we have a head start. Eat the fruits and vegetables that are in season they are cheaper and will save you money. Make sure you eat breakfast it is the most important meal of the day. It does not have to be a lot but eat some thing. Yogurt and fruit is really good for you. Notice I left out coffee and toast ..both are bad for your cholestoreol and your diabeties. Eat you lunch a good salad is great..add some turkey to it and cheese. Lo-cal dressing is not that bad. You can even add nuts and grapes too. There is so much you can do with a salad it's amazing. For dinner I try to stay away from red meat I eat more chicken and turkey red meat is not that good for you. For snacks there are a lot of good things out there today granola bars, nuts are healthy for you too, fruit, if you want something sweet they have low cal. ice cream now that don't taste that bad. Remember to drink plenty of water. Not just water but fluids. If you can be sure to get out and walk. If you belong to the Y go swimming. I'm in the same age group as you and they have different swimming programs there for our age group and you can make new friends at the same time. I did this and lost over 60 lbs in 6 months. I hope all goes well with you. God Bless and Hugs.

June Tademy
June Tademy 2011-04-13 14:59:38 -0500 Report

We are all tired my dear, but we have to keep pushing forward until we get it right and we will. Maybe you can walk around the yard for a little bit each day, that is the way I started, my BS was soo low I was always dizzy so I started walking up and down my driveway and it really helped. That way I was close to my house in case something happened. Now I walk for blocks, but it is getting a little harder because of the weight gain so I am working on that, do not be discouraged and continue to vent to all of us this is the only way to stay sane and get help from others who have perhaps had similiar situations. This is a wonderful site and I did a lot of venting when I was new and the friends all pulled me through and we will be here for you also. Yes I Hate Diabetes also, but I am going to get a handle on it before I leave this world. :( and so will you Bless You and keep writing to us

roshy 2011-04-06 14:24:02 -0500 Report

Hiya pal!!

I have to say im tired iswell!! your defo not alone!! i dont know how long your a diabetic for but my father has been one for over fifty years, and i think that tired feeling does eventualy wear off and becomes apart of everyday life, like eating, brushing your teeth etc! have you tried counselling or some other form form of intervention? sometimes getting it off your chest and piling all your worries and concerns on to some stranger really helps!!

As for the life of becoming a a walking talking voodoo doll with the needles and finger pricks!! again its something that just has to be done in order that we can get the best out our life!! there is a new finger pricking device on the market, its called the accu chek multi clix!!! its really gentle and extremely functional !! instead of having one lancet it has 6 rotating ones so you dont have to change the lancet individualy!! give it a search on the web i find it brilliant !!

keep your chin up and best of luck!!

donna62M 2011-04-05 23:32:07 -0500 Report

Try to not let it get you down and stay on track…3 years ago I went through aperiod like you, but I let things slid to the point that I ended up in hospital on an insulin drip… they come every hour on the hour to test your BG's…after three days of no sleep, and sore fingers, I swore to myself to not do it again…This is our reality and we have to deal with it…because no-one will do it for us…saying that…I hope you feel better and brighter soon…Thinking of you.

22tango 2011-04-05 22:49:54 -0500 Report

After reading your simple post I just want you to know that I totally understand. I just gave up on the pump after only 3 long weeks. I felt so confined and hated changing the infusion set also. I went back to injections which I view as being easier emotionally and physically. I also feel "tired" and am trying to keep up this fight. It's what we have to do…the alternative is no good! I pray for peace and strength every day and I guess my faith is what gets me through. The hardest part for me is the constant struggle to keep my blood sugars within a consistant range. I was hoping that the pump would do that, and maybe it would've…I just didn't see much of a difference. Good luck with everything and I wish we all could change our situation and not have to be "tired".

Armourer 2011-04-07 22:34:29 -0500 Report

A neighbor of mine has been a diabetic for over 30 years. A couple months ago she went on the pump and hated every minute of it! After two weeks she took it off. Felt she didn't give it a chance then tried for a month, then took it off! Yes, all who have this disease feel this way, have felt this way and the lucky ones finally admit it and live life to the fullest that they can. May we all get there someday!

22tango 2011-04-10 22:57:47 -0500 Report

The pump obviously has mixed reviews…I guess for myself it was hard to find a convenient place for it during exercise and sleeping. During the day I found myself constantly trying to tuck the tubing under my shirt and keep the pump itself in a place where I wasn't bumping it. It just caused anxiety for me in comparison to the injections. The good thing that came out of it though is that I now am checking my BG's more and exercising more regularly…I don't want to have to go back to the pump. Maybe I will feel differently later in life.

roshy 2011-04-11 04:45:28 -0500 Report

i have been on injections now 7 years and am hopefuly begining pumping next month!!! i have never been more excited in all my life!! the pump system in ireland isnt as popular as it wold be in America and takes ages to be aprroved and recieve it!!! I was offered a pump when i was first dx and refused it for the same reasons!! the idea of a little machine being attached to your body 24 7 wasnt very attractive but now in light of all the difficulties i have had with the needles i have never been so excited to be changing therapies!!!
i have to agree, the pump isnt for everyone but i like the idea of trying something new and if it works then its a win win suituation!! my dad was offered a pump but after being a diabetic for ver 50 years he is very hesitant to changing routine!! so needles are for him and that system works!! on the other hand my auntystarted pumping last year and hasnt looked back since!! her a1c is in control and she has even lost weight!!

I hope pumping is the right route for me because i am really tired of needles!! and if it doesnt at least i can say i tried it!!

22tango 2011-04-12 19:30:35 -0500 Report

Good luck roshy…wish you all the best of luck. My pump was from medtronics. I just contacted the company yesterday and they're giving me a full refund! Thank goodness…since the pump itself was about $6800.00 before insurance coverage. I hope you get the control and results you're looking for!

WendyFR 2011-04-11 19:39:39 -0500 Report

Hi roshy, I'm type I diabetic and have been since 1986. I've been on the pump since 2008 and I absolutely love it. Unlike 22tango, I didn't have the problems. I exercise and sleep with it fine. But, the pump is not for everyone and as you can see there are quite a few people that did try it and didn't like it. So, everyone is different and how people react to having one. Plus there are so many different kinds out there you can chose from. There is one without the tubing and one you are able to bath and swim with. I have the one with tubing, but I really don't mind, because I really got tired of taking 4 shots a day.

roshy 2011-04-12 17:35:47 -0500 Report

hi wendy!! thanks a mill for your comment!! im afraid there are only three different types of pumps available in ireland!! i decided to go with the accu chek spirit combo pump!! im very excited and as soon as i get it im throwing a pump party to celebrate the change over!!! do you mind me asking did you notice a change in your weigh when you switched from the needles??? and do you find now you less highs and lows??? my main priority is to gain good control of my a1c!!

pbuckle 2011-04-06 22:45:16 -0500 Report

The only thing I can say is that the pump is best thing I ever did. I would rather it attached to me then inject myself 5 times a day. It has been over a year ago and I think may be you should look at it again. I am glad you have a strong faith. I hope God helps thru this part of your life and you prosper more than you can imagine.

0tina0 2011-04-07 10:33:18 -0500 Report

Like tango I dont want to be on a pump either…I hate the thought of having something hanging from my body 27/7. It makes me anxious and kinda sick thinking about it. But…I am happy for the thousands of people it does help. I think there is a myth out there that if you aren't on a pump you can't control your BG. That is not true. My A1C is 6.1 and I have mostly good numbers, when they are bad it is because I did something wrong. I am diligent in counting carbs and the shots I take are not a big deal at all…Tina

jayabee52 2011-04-04 16:37:08 -0500 Report

I hear that Peter! I hear that!

There are times it gets that way with me too. Most of the time I accept it as the way it's gotta be if I want any quality of life at all, but I don't necessarily like it.

But it is my "new normal". So unless I want to have more serious and more painful complications, and eventually die from it, I have to make peace with it.

I pray that your disquiet about this will go away quickly

Blessings to you and yours


0tina0 2011-04-04 14:19:32 -0500 Report

I totally understand how you feel…I am not only tired I am exhausted. Being a diabetic is hard work and just like having a job to go to every day. We all understand your frustration!

pkwillhoite 2011-04-04 14:27:53 -0500 Report

I so agree with you on that!! It is so exhausing to have diabetes… I get tired of poking my finger and its even sore and it is getting hard and I have no Idea if i can check any where else. I am tired of taking the meds and checking what I can eat and not eat!! I love chocolate and Coke and I want some so bad… I just want a week or so Kinda like a vacation…

realsis77 2011-04-04 10:23:26 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to our community! I think we all get tired at times. I have to use insulin and I take injections. I remember life before diaabetes. But I always remind my self that if I don't do these things the alternative is far worse. I remind myself that complacations is far worse then an injection. So that keeps me going. Sometimes I get tired of being high or low or always worrying what to eat and what I can't eat but then again I will remind myself that its far better than loosing a leg or my eyesight. The reality keeps me going. I try to stay positive and try not to think of what it would be like if I wasn't diabetic. I'm a diabetic and that's that. I just have to plug along day by day. And try to stay healthy! Your not alone. We all get tired sometimes. That's when I try to change my thinking. It really helps me to try to stay positive. Again welcome to our community and I look foward to hearing from you again. Hang in there! Take care

alanbossman 2011-04-04 08:22:42 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC family. I think we all get tired of it all. Soon a new meter will be coming to market no more poking fingers or strips. The meter uses infared light to read your BS. I can't wait for it to come to market.

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