Ten things I hate about you, diabetes- 2011 blog week- day 4

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2011-08-26 20:57:08 -0500
Started 2011-05-12 10:29:31 -0500

Having a positive attitude is important . . . but let’s face it, diabetes isn’t all sunshine and roses (or glitter and unicorns, for that matter). So today let’s vent by listing ten things about diabetes that we hate. Make them funny, make them sarcastic, make them serious, make them anything you want them to be!! - Karen Graffeo

105 replies

Theon 2011-08-26 20:57:08 -0500 Report

I have had diabetes-type 1 for 50 years. I have grown up with it. It has been difficult, but it is doable. Finally my opportunity to complain.

1. I resist checking my blood sugar 7 - 8 times a day, minimum, and keeping a record daily of the results. It is difficult squeezing my fingers for blood.

2. I resist eating snacks. I don't want to gain weight.

3. I don't like the fluctuating highs and lows. I get headaches.

4. I don't like not being able to wear sandles or stylish shoes. I love heels.

5. I don't like not be able to wear stylish clothes. I use the insulin pump. I need waist bands.

6. It is a costly disease. I have insurance, but… insulin, pump supplies, doctor visits, test strips, lancets, medications, etc.

7. Mood swings.

8. I resist my inability to "get up and go" when I want.

9. I resist my inability to drive at will. My blood sugar level drops without me realizing it.

10. I resist my inability to concentrate because my blood sugar level drops and rises so quickly.

11. We could only have one child. We love him dearly, but we originally wanted three.

ravenmoon33 2011-05-23 02:21:37 -0500 Report

1. I hate having to eat 3 meals a day and a snack. It's always a hastle to stop what im doing and go find food that I can eat.

2. I hate waiting 4, 5, or 6 hours at a free public clinic to see a doctor because I have no insurance (but I also thank God that they are there because I would have no way to afford medical care without them)

3. I hate being tired all the time, sleeping at weird hours of the day, and not being able to sleep at night because my bloodsugar is outta whack.

4. I hate side-effects of the oral medication. (those of you who take it know what I'm talking about)

5. I hate eating vegetables while everyone else in my family is having pasta, potatoes, rice, bread, etc…etc…etc.

6. I hate that instead of new shoes or a new outfit, it get to buy test strips and lancets!!

7. I hate that I could not eat any of my niece's birthday cake. (and i hate that all the kids at the party where asking me why?)

8. I hate when people judge me for being diabetic, like it's my fault!

9. I hate spending a fortune at the grocery store on low-carb, sugar-free, diabetic-friendly speciality food.

10. I hate getting psyched about a new diabetic recipe that I find only to find out it tastes like CRAPOLA!!! (here's a tip: Mashed cauliflowers do NOT taste like mashed potatoes, I don't care what you put in em!)

OK that is all :)

ravenmoon33 2011-05-23 02:23:27 -0500 Report

oh i forgot one: I hate feeling like i'm being interrogated at the dr's office about my eating and exercise.

OK now im done

vvanata 2011-05-16 21:42:50 -0500 Report

You are right, there is nothing about it I like either. I hate having to check my sugars 4-6 times a day, I hate when I have highs and can't get them down, hate when I have a low and overcompensate so then I have a high. I hate that I have to count carbs and most things are hard to know so I have to guess. I hate that some foods have a different affect than others. I hate that I dont have a period because we think its my diabetes and therefore can't really get pregnant again. I hate when you go to a party and they have cake and you have to watch everyone enjoy the cake, hate that I can watch someone have an ice cream and they dont have to worry about their body not producing any insulin and I hate that most people talk about type 2 and hardly anyone recognizes type 1. I hate not being able to just eat what i want when I want.

Jes P
Jes P 2011-05-16 21:21:21 -0500 Report

Really, what is there to like about it? The endless checking of sugars, food, weight, labs, along with anything else related .It sounds so magical if you don't have it. Well, ten things I hate the most about having Diabetes:
1. People feeling sorry for you once they find out you have it!
2. The feeling like people are always watching what you are eating as if at any moment ready to take u to Diabetic jail if it is not what they deem as right.
3. The fact that we get to use our bodies as pin cushions and trying to finding a place that hasn't been stuck a million times over.
4. Running on a contant tre-mill of highs and lows.
5.Getting to do one of my favorite pass times going to the doctor. (heh, right)
6. Having to explain to people what it is and what it means. Then seeing looks of sorrow on their face. Maybe, I should start handing out card that says: Yes, I have Diabetes. If you have a computer or know where the public library is USE IT! If you want to feel sorry for me it will result in you being hit in the head with my meter. (Sounds good to me What would your card says?)
7. Looking at labels. I think we know more about food products than the makers do.
8. The fact that it takes a toll on your emotonal well being. I just know I would have married Brad Pitt when he ask me if I had been in the right frame of mind:) or Rob Lowe.
9. The never ending medicaions that we get to take. (Look on bright side there will be a cure someday then we're long gone. I know, I know. I have to keep myself entertained some how. lol
10. It hard! The old saying "what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger." Well, I could be a world class body builder by now. I think we all could give them a run for their money.

GabbyPA 2011-05-17 12:45:33 -0500 Report

I love #7!! That is so true. We don't just read them, we actually have to understand what they are and where those ingredients come from. I should have paid more attention in Chemistry class.

CharleneMcD 2011-05-16 13:14:22 -0500 Report

Thank you for all your hate/dislike lists. There are things listed here that I didn't know were connected to diabetes, and now I do. I agree with another post on here. All my dislikes are covered and I learned some new things. This is a fantastic site.

berrykins0 2011-05-16 08:47:40 -0500 Report

haveing diabetes is bad enough. but being gluton intorrance seems to be worse.
cause that means any carb that is made from a person can't have. they have to eat noodles that are made with rice.that's one that i know they can replace the flour in.it just seems to sound worse the having count carbs. cause i don't think things would tatse the same that way. i'm not a person that can't have flour but
i knew a couple people that couldn't. they told me i was lucky i don't have gluton intorrance. it's a bigger pain to have it instead of diabetes.

roshy 2011-05-16 20:02:59 -0500 Report

im a perso nwho has both!! and your right! neither of them are easy!! but both together! its a fxxkin nighmare!!

AuntieBear 2011-05-15 00:39:42 -0500 Report

10 Things I hate About You ~ Diabetes
1. I hate having to poke my finger twice a day to make sure my glucose is stable.
2. I hate having to get blood work at a lab (especially when the lab tech isn’t good with “hard sticks” like me).
3. I hate having to watch what I eat because the wrong type of food or the wrong amount it can make my glucose spike or crash so hard I end up in the hospital.
4. I hate that I can’t have chocolate every time the urge hits.
5. I hate all the medications I have to take for the rest of my life or I will not have a life.
6. I hate that so many people think that because I am overweight that it is my fault I have diabetes and should be ashamed of myself for making myself sick.
7. I hate having to wear a diabetes alert bracelet in case something happens when I am out in public.
8. I hate having learned from friends’ deaths that death by diabetes is a brutal way to die.
9. I hate that no matter what I do, I will always be at risk for a multitude of illnesses and infections that are caused by diabetes.
10. I hate the knowledge that there is a greater risk of me dying from diabetes than anything else.

nanaellen 2011-05-13 12:59:44 -0500 Report

Never thought I'd Hate anything but here goes…

Steam hammer
Steam hammer 2011-05-14 13:59:13 -0500 Report


Steam hammer
Steam hammer 2011-05-14 13:32:39 -0500 Report

I don't have Insurance either but I'm lucky I go to a Non-Profit Health Clinic and I get 95 % free from the Medication Companys.

shorty31 2011-05-16 08:49:11 -0500 Report

i agree with you but in my situation my huband took me off hiss blue cross and blueshield because of the high payment so i got medicare. i could be angree but God made a way for me the only thing is sometimes i didn't have the money do you know i joined wellcare prescription plan and wheni met my deduccktable now my meds. are free who knew. i didn't think to try it the way you did good work

nanaellen 2011-05-15 12:10:35 -0500 Report

I'm glad your able to get the help you need. I'm just really frustrated that I can't! I would love NOTHING more than to be able to go back to work!!!! But don't foresee that happening any time soon! I'm supposed to test 8 times a day which is impossible for me at this time. And NOW the hospital is refusing to do the MRI I need to find out what is wrong with my pancreas because I don't have insurance and it costs too much. So I'm right back to square one AGAIN! And like I said to someone else yesterday I'm NOT feeling sorry for myself I'm just plain ANGRY!! I KNOW I have diabetes but I DON'T have to LIKE it!!

ZannaSu 2011-05-23 02:58:55 -0500 Report

I can empathise with the no-insurance issues. I went through that for about a five-year stretch a while back and may be facing it again soon. You may have already tried this, but a lot of the pharmacuetical companies will help you out with the meds if you can't afford them. If you google or go to thier websites there should be a link to that information. I don't like this diabetes gig either. I was diagnosed over 30 years ago and I've never liked it and it just goes on and on.

jeffrey9127 2011-05-13 11:44:47 -0500 Report

These lists are so complete I don't think I could add anything that someone has'nt already listed. I guess we all feel restricted and annoyed by this Disease.

nastasia36 2011-05-13 10:11:13 -0500 Report

Hate is to strong a word for me so these are the top 10 things that annoy me about diabetes (so far-since I am relatively new to this).

1. I find it annoying to actually have to eat three meals and a snack. Pre-diabetes I was generally happy enough eating once or twice a day or so.

2. Not being able to eat things because I cannot pin point the carb count. I really really miss donuts, cakes , cookies, and other pastries from the bakery or friends homes (ie unlabeled baked goods).

3. Using a magnifying glass while I wait for my eyes to settle enough to get new reading glasses. Also the random double vision and blurry distance vision, again because waiting for the eyes to settle before getting new distance glasses.

4. Its annoying to have to put socks on at night so the lotion prescribed to keep my feet healthy does not rub off.

5. It is annoying that almost all the commercial no sugar added items seem to be malitol or sorbitol based and I cannot ingest either.

6. The expense of all the 'accessories' that seem to have come with the diagnosis. Socks, shoes, test strips, special foods, etc etc.

7. Having the cat wake me at 3:30 am by licking my eyelids because she does not like my sugar level and then not being able to go back to sleep after having the 'snack' to fix the reading.

8. Not being able to get into my normal walking routine since I still have not worked out the pre-workout food intake to keep my blood sugar from dipping to 50 in the middle of the workout. The dog is also annoyed by this since she misses daily walks.

9. Not knowing before I was put on mass iv steroids that I had the risk of becoming an instant diabetic from it. But then being dead probably would have been more annoying to my husband, so give and take I guess.

10. It annoys me my diabetic husband seems to be able to ingest anything and not have his blood sugar spike through the roof.

melota 2011-05-13 09:35:57 -0500 Report

1. Hate the effects carbs have on my bs.
2. Hate my sore fingers.
3. no more all you can eat buffet.
4. no more gravy on french fries.
5.People who shove donuts in my face,saying, "One won't hurt".
6. Still can't lose weight, when eating right.
7. Having to remember shot at night.
8. Eating when not hungry.
9. Sugar "free" foods that are deceiving.
10. People giving advice who do not have the problem.

shorty31 2011-05-16 08:52:09 -0500 Report

one more thing i hate no more pepsi you shoul here my two's yell at me the oldest won' even buy me one the youngest will but he fusses to. i do dring water a lot so that's not that bad and my munbes are down i go to the doc thursday and will give you my numbers then

melota 2011-05-16 13:02:45 -0500 Report

I still drink my Diet DP, but try to limit them. You might try some of the flavored waters. Just keep the sodium conent down too. I hope to hear good numbers after your visi to the doc.

2011-05-15 19:39:32 -0500 Report

Hey Melota (10 things I hate about diabetes) #10 out of all of them has hit my nail on the head. I have this really annoying aunt who won't stop giving me her "advice".

melota 2011-05-16 07:18:33 -0500 Report

It is hard to ignore these people, but I am learning to say, "Thank you for your concern.", then go on and do what I know is right for me. Take care of you. You are most important.

damynx 2011-05-13 04:19:50 -0500 Report

1) Ben and Jerry still want to be my best friends
2) Food can't be the enemy when you can't kill it and be done with it like other enemies
3) Family doesn't understand that even a small piece of double fudge chocolate cake is just as bad as a large piece of chocolate cake
4) Always being thirsty
5) Having a parrot that likes to nibble on the finger that has the worst poke of the day on it…it changes and she knows! very annoying.
6) Pasta, baked potatoes…need I say more.
7) No more hot oatmeal raisen cookies fresh out of the oven.
8) The fat that won't go away because the pills won't let it go.
9) Exercising with a bunch of speed freaks who are doing it because the "like" it, not because they have to
10) Did I mention Ben and Jerry? Bastards!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-23 00:36:22 -0500 Report

Ben & Jerry showed up at my Niece's wedding rehearsel dinner tonight. I hope they don't crash the wedding tomorrow. I had enough will power tonight. I hope they aren't stalkers.

cavie2 2011-05-15 00:47:18 -0500 Report

I so loved #5 and #10 had tears streaming down my face laughing so much. I love this site it cheers me up no end, never laughed so much at people's comments. God bless you all. lol

shellyj 2011-05-13 01:12:34 -0500 Report

1 I hate the cost of insulin
2 I hate having to poke my finger
3 I hate the cost of strips
4 I hate the lab test every 3 months
5 I hate the sight of blood
6 I hate my insulin pen
7 I hate diabetes in genral
8 I hate the fact there is no cure
9 I hate the fact I can't eat what I want too
10 I hate that I have to see an endo

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-13 00:27:33 -0500 Report

1. Hate it makes my double vision even worse some days
2. Hate the depression, anxiety that hits out of the blue as BG suddenly drops
3. Hate the sudden sweats and fiery furnace feelings
4. Hate weird dreams
5. Hate the cold quivery feeling from lows
6. Hate knowing it won't go away
7. Hate knowing it will get worse
8. Hate being told at least it's not cancer
9. Hate food has become medicine
10. Hate when I am upset by something people say "It must be your BG is off."

One good note - maybe if I have more sudden lows I can get an alert dog. That would be about the only good part of having this disease.

nastasia36 2011-05-13 08:46:42 -0500 Report

Having survived Cancer and being new to this disease, I totally agree with number 8. Cancer sucked but diabetes sucks on many new and annoying levels I have found.

Luckily I don't have to get a dog that alerts to lows, I have a dog and a cat that will beat me awake when my sugar drops at night.

Duel 2011-05-12 23:36:08 -0500 Report

1. Feel sad about having to manage this.
2. Hate the fact that there was already a cure in Nigeria and is not getting released commercially because of greed.
3. Hate when I can't help but reminscence my past healthy self, how sick free & carefree I was.
4. Cannot drink orange juice
5. My tingling toes
6. Fear of being different from others and being rejected
7. Don't really like the new norm of more doctor visits
8. The medication
9. Cannot indulge in buffets like I used too.
10. The fact that this disease is chronic

jayabee52 2011-05-12 23:57:22 -0500 Report

can't find ANYTHING about that cure from Nigeria in any search engine. Can you point me in a direction where I can find out about it, or the charge it has been withheld?

Duel 2011-05-14 15:32:10 -0500 Report

Sorry for the late reply James but I guess you beat me to it already. :) Last time I heard some giant pharmaceutical company bought the rights of this and it stalled from there. Maybe they did it to never release it. :(

jayabee52 2011-05-15 16:59:44 -0500 Report

Do you have the name of that "giant pharmaceutical company"?

If that can be verified, then PWD's all around the world can put pressure on them to release it. We can use economic and governmental pressure to make life tough for the company and the officers of the company until they give us what we need. But we don't want to "go off half cocked". That transaction needs to be verified, and then the pWDs around the world can in the words of Maximus in the movie "Gladiator" —-" unleash hell" upon them until they relent.

Otherwise it is in my mind — simply another unsubstantiated internet rumor.

Duel 2011-05-15 17:46:52 -0500 Report

I had read that somewhere a while ago but I was able to dig it up again from another article. it seems Dr.Nelson (the scientist who discovered this medication) had an agreement with a New Jersey company GDPAU for the commercialization of this drug but it's already been a long time since this was said and done and still no drug on the market.


I'm not really keeping my hopes up. A drug like this (if really true)will mean trillions of dollars of losses for diabetes medicine/supplies companies if it ever gets out.

cavie2 2011-05-13 02:20:59 -0500 Report

I have just been on the internet looking this up and came up with numerous pages related to this topic, I typed in; 'nigerian cure for diabetes' try again James and see if this helps. lol

ZannaSu 2011-05-23 03:09:44 -0500 Report

I just want to thank you for going the extra steps to check this out and let us know. I hear of way to many things (supplements/herbs) that are supposed to help, get suckered into buying them only to have absolutely nothing to show at the end of a month of use. I really appreciate you posting about this.

dietcherry 2011-05-14 15:37:25 -0500 Report

I would LOVE for it to be true!!! Ive lived with D for over 30 years and I want a cure for all of us in my lifetime!

dietcherry 2011-05-14 15:42:26 -0500 Report

I read the article James posted yesterday and what confused me was the "cure" is for both T1 and T2. Simplistically, T1's dont make insulin and T2's dont use their insulin effectively so how can one "cure" fix both these problems simultaneously?

Duel 2011-05-14 20:00:33 -0500 Report

I don't know to be honest. I cannot speculate on the technical side of this. All I want is for them to release the drug. I don't care if I become the guinea pig, lol.

Duel 2011-05-15 00:31:37 -0500 Report

Sweet! Oops, I shouldn't say that. XD but yeah if this fantasy turns into a reality why not.

katseyes 2011-05-12 21:27:41 -0500 Report

1. I hate the lows
2. I hate the highs
3.I hate waking up soaking wet
4. I hate the constantly worrying
5. I hate it b/c it takes lives
6 I hate it b/c it causes ppl to lose a limb
7. I hate it b/c its inherited and can pass it on 2 my kids
8. I hate taking my meds for it!.. And when it comes to exercising im so tired and wore out that i honestly and literally make my self get out of bed' but i do try to walk when i can.
7. I hate it when ppl look at u and r shaking their head noooooooo when u start 2 eat something!
8. I hate losing control of my sugar!
9. I hate the fact that a' lot ppl r not educated enough on Diabetes to understand how we feel and what we all diabetics go through!
10.I hate it b/c its something that many of us will have to keep struggling with to survive this horrible illness that has plagued us for way to long and keep praying that they will come up with something new to help us live a happier and healthy way of life.

edvel54 2011-05-12 21:15:23 -0500 Report

I hate shots , sticking my fingers more than once, meters,the price of meds,
I also hate tingly feet, being cranky, counting carbs,taking pills. insulin
I especially hate going to the doctor.
I really hate being diabetic.

GabbyPA 2011-05-12 18:26:46 -0500 Report

I feel like David Letterman, should I do them in reverse as well? LOL

  1. Lancing my finger tips endlessly for crummy results
  2. Remembering to buy my test strips BEFROE I run out
  3. Knowing my log book will not lie for me
  4. Not being able to eat corn on the cob
  5. Keeping the big D on my mind when I'm having fun
  6. Trying to get my doctor to listen to my "off the wall" ideas
  7. Counting carbs, calories, fats....and oh so much more
  8. Loosing some of that carefree living I was enjoying
  9. Feeling the the "weird" one in the corner at food centered gatherings
  10. Only those with a lot of money are able to get the better treatments

Tune in next week for the top ten reasons I am glad to be a diabetic.

auntnat 2011-05-12 17:32:27 -0500 Report

I hate trying to keep up with my medications and besides taken meds for this makes me feel like a failure! Having a posivite attitde is important in order to live day to day!

jujeecat 2011-05-12 17:30:49 -0500 Report

Only 10?
1. only one finger that bleeds
2. 6 times a day of only one finger that bleeds
3. neuropathy and all that goes with it
4. charcot foot caused by neuropathy
5. having to be a mathematical genius to figure out the amount of insulin to take
6. having to be this genius 5 times a day
7. the panic feeling when low blood sugars hit you.
8. having to tell people why you are passing up a "treat"
9. all the other illnesses that have come from diabetes
10. going out to eat.

granniesophie 2011-05-12 16:03:29 -0500 Report

Said with tongue firmly in cheek!
1-sticking my fingers-I need more fingers
2-not being able to eat my favorite foods-bye, bye double stuff oreos
3-my boyfriend refuses to "get" it-so he's getting the boot-yay
4-exersise-when did that become a 4 letter word?
5-the lows-new for me
6-the highs-sheesh, did I really eat all that?
7-leg cramps in the middle of the night-crap, now the dog wants to go out "well, mom, you're up, aren't you?"
8-being nauseous at strange times
9-forgetting if I took all my meds-sooo many meds
10-being 55-see #9!!

Dixiemom 2011-05-12 15:55:14 -0500 Report

Things I hate———
1. having to give up my favorite flavors of ice cream.
2. not eating spaghetti once a week.
3. Doing finger sticks every day. My fingers are sore.
4. Thinking I've eaten right and the numbers are high.
5. hate the neuropathy, even tho it was diagnosed years before the diabetes was.
6. not being able to lose weight
7. having to inform people and drs. that I have type 2.
8. having to say "I can't eat that"
9. not being able to take real hot showers
10.and last but not least I just hate feeling I'm inconvenienced by this disease.

LabRat90 2011-05-12 15:48:25 -0500 Report

1. I hate: Doing what the Doctor says and not what I want.
2. I hate: Involving my boss in my healthcare.
3. I hate: All the complications that come with diabetes.
4. I hate: Being fatigued all the time.
5. I hate: Eating healthy ALL the time.
6. I hate: Taking too many medicines.
7. I hate: Exercising every day.
8. I hate: Sugar-less foods and candies.
9. I hate: Genetics – for giving this awful disease to me.
10. I hate: Getting my finger stuck every day.

SongDude 2011-05-12 14:59:56 -0500 Report

My Diabetic Rant
(or, a humorous reality check…)

1.] You took my gnocchi away.
2.] Instead of sugar, I now have to use Stevia.
3.] When I see a cannoli, I have to wipe tears from my eyes.
4:] I can't dunk my Italian bread - stuffed with prosciutto, and hard provolone cheese - into my glass of chianti anymore.
5.] I currently have to go to a medical clinic in order to check my blood sugar (I'm waiting on a new meter).
6.] Instead of potato home fries with onions and peppers, I now eat oatmeal.
7.] When I go food shopping with my wife, I literally have to avoid certain aisles - where the 'good stuff' is.
8.] When we go out to eat, my plate doesn't look like anyone else's.
9.] When I bake a loaf of gluten-free bread, following the recipe to the letter - it still tastes horrible.
10.] Diabetes - you are a great big stinky-head. Take that!

ravenmoon33 2011-05-23 02:02:42 -0500 Report

I feel ya on #8. I can't eat anything from most restraunts so i sit there and gnaw on raw broccoli while everyone else eats the creme brule! It sux!

roshy 2011-05-12 14:27:13 -0500 Report

right ( only ten???)
1 when you think you deserve a good reading from the meter and boom!! its high as a kite!!
2 having to remember to got to hospital appointments!! theres just too many of them!! the diabetes day centre is like a second home at this stage!! all the nurses and doctors know me by name!!!
3 Having to deal with the curious people who stare when all your trying to do is inject so you can eat!!
4 i used to hate having to go off to the bathroom to inject!! theres something just so sleeezy about doin it!! not to mention unhygienic iswell!
5 after exercizng when you have to eat some carbs because of a hypo!! it just defeats the whole purpose!!
6 blood stains on clothes!! sssssssoooooooooooo annoying!! when you think your finger prick wont bleed out anymore and it does!! all over your white tshirt!! you have to be kidding me!!
7 your sugars have been good all day and while your out at work you just discovered you forgot your needle! now you have no choice to eat because your starving!! now ull be dealing with massive numbers later on!! not fun!!
8 My handbag looks like a chemist!!! testing strips, needle heads, insulin, finger pricks everywhere!!
9 someone offering you a sweet or chocolate and then straight away whips it away after remembering your diabetic!! then you get the whole Oh sorry i forgot you cant eat nice food!!' in the past ive muttered all sorts out of frustration! 'yeah hope you dont choke on that now!!'
10 and finially when people are pratrolling your diabetes!! who the hell are they! i have delt with it for a number of years and at this stage i know the ins and outs!! my friend is a nurse and the other day i had to sit through a painful lecture !! i eventually couldnt take anymore and passed her the meter and needle!! i said 'so i think because you know so much you shoud take over!! come back to me in a week and tell me how easy it is!!!

and theres soooo many others!! but theres only so much i can moan about in a day!! i have to go have a coffee now after that!!

MewElla 2011-05-12 14:13:34 -0500 Report

1. I hate trying to decide the right food choices.
2. I hate giving up my "previous" favorite foods.
3. I hate low blood sugar and how it makes me feel.
4. I hate testing and having my fingers sore.
5. I hate to remind folks I "can't eat certain foods."
6. I hate when I work hard at exercising and don't see lbs drop off.
7. I hate when bg#'s are too high, it's scary and it makes me mad.
8. I hate admitting I have diabetes.
9. I hate when I see slow changes in my eyesight.
10. I hate the thought of all the complications that can arise if I don't stay on top of my diabetes. It is a constant battle..

clj01 2011-05-12 14:05:38 -0500 Report

Ten things huh! I hope I can come up with ten.
1. I hate the guilt I feel when I don't eat right.
2. I hate exercise, no matter what form it comes in.
3. I hate the other health problems I have that may have come from D.
4. I hate giving up foods that I love and crave.
5. I hate the co-pay that comes out of my pocket for every doctor visit.
6. I hate looking at the scales and seeing no improvement.
7. I especially hate how I feel when my blood glucose drops.
8. I hate when my test in the morning is high.
9. I hate testing, ouch my finger hurts.
10. I hate being reminded that I need to take my insulin.
11. One additional, I hate taking insulin, come to think of it I just hate diabetes.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-12 13:32:23 -0500 Report

I prefer saying dislike. I dislike diabetes with a passion. I dislike getting sick and tired of taking pills, & and sticking my fingers. I miss sugar but I'm getting used to sugar substitutes, it's better than no sweet taste. I dislike not being able to go to a resturant and ordering normally like other people I'm with. I never knew anyone with diabetes, so I wish I had known more about it. I really dislike the highs, and even more the lows. I dislike the burning and tingling in my legs. I miss junk food. I dislike not being a normal weight. I think that maybe 10 at least close to it.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-15 16:39:40 -0500 Report

I would like to add one more thing to my list and to ask if any one else has this problem. I hate getting gas when my BS changes, and it only happens when my BS changes. Does anyone else have this problem. Is it caused by Metformin or does it effect every one. I hate being embarresed by it.

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