Diabetes and frustrated....

By pkwillhoite Latest Reply 2013-04-26 14:00:23 -0500
Started 2011-04-12 17:22:27 -0500

Why do people have to have diabetes???? I am tired of the roller coaster of the ups and downs of this disease… Who else is frustrated and about to give up?

23 replies

keepmovin 2011-04-15 07:41:55 -0500 Report

Ever try praying? Try giving thanks just for having the opportunity to be
alive in spite of the condition. A good mental attitude also helps your

Stay focused and be grateful …Its not easy but we have
to force ourselves to be the best in mind in spite of circumstances.
Everyone has something to deal with in this imperfect life.

MewElla 2011-04-14 13:49:35 -0500 Report

We all have our good and our bad days with diabetes. But, we have to keep fighting to make our tommorrow better than today. Nobody ever said this disease would be easy, but if we don't stay diligent, think of the problems that could be down the road. Not worth taking one single day off from our fight, diabetes never takes a holiday…

Tigereyze209 2011-04-14 13:34:06 -0500 Report

Wow! And here I was thinking that DB was a condition developed over time, and really, it is something we could have chosen to avoid! I feel so foolish now that I know better! Thank you for enlightening me!
(sarcasm mode now off)

jayabee52 2011-04-14 14:49:05 -0500 Report

Too bad there isn't a "sarcasm" font available! LoL! (you had me going there for a while)

Tigereyze209 2011-04-14 17:45:55 -0500 Report

Yeah.. in retrospect, I may have been a little over the top in my reply, especially if others kind of expect a different tone from me. It struck me a little at first as whining, and while it may feel good, does not change anything or serve much of any useful purpose.
Then again, there are different stages of grief, and now, I can see, the original poster is probably in one of the intermediate stages.
And too, we are encouraged to ask for help and advice, so I was a bit out of like, and I offer my apologies.
I also have to remember, I've had over a dozen years to adjust to having this condition, and in truth, was probably just as bad at declaring the unfairness of having to deal with this, so am doubly out of line.

amyspeer 2011-04-13 21:32:22 -0500 Report

I get frustrated a lot with wondering how I ended up with low blood sugars after I had high blood sugars for about 1 year way over I believe 700 blood sugar readings, Know I have suffred with extreme low blood sugars for over 1 year and doctors told me that if I do not be careful about what I eat my high blood sugar could come back, and this time it would be a whole lot worse for me because, I would have to go on insulin, as my last docotor said my body is in a transation stage not knowing what it wants to do. I get tired of taking my blood sugar but I still have to do. at times I want to give up on taking my blood sugar, but know that if I did I could have seroius issues. I am just thankfully for my spiritual parents and postive people that encourage me to what is right. I also know that Jesus is with me and I just need to keep my eyes on Jesus. I hope things get a lot better for you. I know that it can be frustrating to have diabtes. I hope you have people that suppurt you. Also would you like to be my friend?

birch21 2011-04-13 19:28:58 -0500 Report

I also get frustrated with diabetes but then I think there are others out there who are suffering from so many other things. I guess I am one of those who suffer from the many other things, as I am dealing with my weight, restless legs, asthma, IBS, and then I have a foot problem that as of this writing have no clue as to what is wrong with my foot but hoping to find out on May 27 when I see a foot specialist. One good thing is that at least I have friends here at DC to share their support with me. I am thankful for being able to come here and find someone who will listend and give words of encouragement.

donna62M 2011-04-13 17:09:17 -0500 Report

I often feel frustrated…particularly when the asthma kicks in and send my sugars crazy because of the meds…but we can't give up…this is our reality and we just have to get on with it…just think of how many friends and family members would miss us if we were not here…I hope and wish you get over this hurdel quickly…

GabbyPA 2011-04-12 21:20:39 -0500 Report

There are times when I get frustrated and that is mostly when I am not taking care of myself. When I am working hard and doing well, I don't care that I have diabetes. It's the battle time that gets to me. I have walked away from good control, but I have not ever totally given up. I don't think many of us would survive if we did.

RAYT721 2011-04-12 19:57:59 -0500 Report

¡¡¡uʍop ǝpısdn lǝǝɟ sǝɯıʇǝɯos ı … but I will never give up.

knit57 2011-04-12 19:47:28 -0500 Report

Never ready to give up. I get ffurstrated trying to get info from my PCP on how to better control my numbers. I look at my numbers as a challange. When they are good I feel like Yeah I win! When they are not so good, I know I need to work harder. Lower numbers make the exercise worth it. Higher numbers mean, I need to look at what I ate and so on.

jayabee52 2011-04-12 18:35:04 -0500 Report

Frustrated, to be sure, but NOT ready to give up!