By Goddess Latest Reply 2008-12-07 22:08:12 -0600
Started 2008-10-06 05:53:18 -0500

What things do you do to keep your mind off of your diabetes

35 replies

CutiePie2 2008-12-04 19:54:29 -0600 Report

I make jewelry and play with my cats. I should be doing more walking. I also get on my laptop and do research on diabets.

Thank you for your posting.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2008-12-01 22:25:16 -0600 Report

Hi! I have fun looking up things on the internet. Reeading discusions on this site. I like to paint with acrylic, I kniffty knite hats for children in poor country. I like to russan punch it is fun and uses my mind. I like to read If I'm sick I listen to talking books. Most of the time I'm too sick to any thing. But when feeling good these are my fun things That I do.

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2catty 2008-11-20 16:45:09 -0600 Report

I enjoy photography, mountain biking and dancing. Been dancing since able to walk. Been doing the rest for about 5 years.

highlandcitygirl 2008-11-20 13:14:03 -0600 Report

i love to watch the birds.i have all kinds of feeders and water baths for them. i have fun also watching the cats try to catch a squirrel. they try,but they don't have any luck. they always leave with a disgusted look on their faces!

fun2u2007 2008-11-19 18:36:59 -0600 Report

I love to go shopping, crochet, watch dvd's, work on my photo albums, I LOVE my IPOD and searching for good exercise music. I play games on the Pogo site, walk 45 minutes 5 days a week. I just try to stay busy, then I don't spend all my time thinking about the fact that I have diabetes.

Goddess 2008-10-07 04:13:59 -0500 Report

My hobbies are crafts, love watching my DVD's, the internet, Diabetic Connect.

Goddess 2008-11-09 19:50:42 -0600 Report

Anyone else want to say what their hobbies are?

NormaJean 2008-11-20 14:37:13 -0600 Report

To all my friends out there I love these new hobbies of mine taking my Bg everday,taking my meds,planninng the right foods to eat,exercicsing,on my computer everday reading and learning stuff from the community…lol.I do this pottery class at the local centre,I do floral arrangements and am on the way to making home made candles…pretty hectic huh…

kdroberts 2008-10-07 02:37:51 -0500 Report

I run (and play on) a soccer team, do a bit of archery and yoga, swim a bit, treadmill and rowing machine a bit, watch movies and TV, play some video games and read.

BarryE 2008-10-07 01:46:58 -0500 Report

I love photography, I use a Fuji S5200 digital and an old Canon AE1 program. I also do metal detecting when my legs permit.

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-06 11:38:52 -0500 Report


I get on the computer.. That helps me somewhat.
You just never get it out of your thoughts..

sparkysmom 2008-10-06 12:50:43 -0500 Report

I agree it is always in your thoughts. I don't know what I would do without my online friends. I literally have no friends here. My BFF moved to Tn and my Sister moved to NC.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-10-06 06:41:23 -0500 Report

I am very active in American Association of University Women. This national group is changing its structure to allow membership to anyone who agrees with the Mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. We have a lot of fun, mostly.

I also read, travel, and enjoy natural history. My book shleves are filled with nature guides, and my husband teases me about how many bird books I have. I do not watch TV, but enjoy Netflix for movie rentals.

sparkysmom 2008-10-06 06:06:52 -0500 Report

I am learning to kniit. I crochet(badly), I paint with oil and acrylic and I have my birds and dog.. Hubby has had to take over most of Chelsea's care since I got where it is too much to walk her.

teddybearcub1960 2008-10-06 05:55:48 -0500 Report

I do genealogy, have for years.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-06 06:21:11 -0500 Report

I was always interested in that, but never knew where to begin.

teddybearcub1960 2008-10-06 06:43:16 -0500 Report

When I decided that I was really going to get into it I bought the program Family Tree Maker. You start with yourself, then your parents and grandparents. There are several different genealogy site on the net that can help, you do usually have to join thou.
God Bless,

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-06 06:47:41 -0500 Report

How far are you now with your family tree? How Long have you been doing this? Years ago I work at the Public Library and we had at least 20 people come in weekly and sit for hours looking up for others. Do you get relaxed doing this?

teddybearcub1960 2008-10-06 07:04:58 -0500 Report

I think I started back in 93 or 94. When I started it was suppose to be both my husband's side and mine. It's ended up being more on my side than his. But I was lucky to have several different family genealogies that I was able to put them together. Right now I believe I have between 40, 000 to 45, 000 people, but that's with all the different family branches way back to Europe some back to the 1400 century. Yes it is very relaxing, and my family knows not to bug me when I am doing that, as I'm in my own little world.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-10-06 07:00:25 -0500 Report

Family Tree Maker is great. It's reasonably priced, fun, and gives a short-term subscription to Ancestry.com. I suggest not registering the FTM until you have entered all your immediate familial knowledge so you have a feel of the program, and then use the free genealog stuff first, before you use ancesrty.com in order to get the most value.

kdroberts 2008-10-07 02:34:44 -0500 Report

This is something I have wanted to do for a while. My grandparents had a good family tree for that side of the family but I'd like to get my mothers side as well as both sides of my wifes. The problem is to do that I have to go the more expensive route because I need the international subscriptions. I'll give the Family Tree Maker a look.

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