Trying to understand the disease itself

How Real Can I Be
By How Real Can I Be Latest Reply 2011-12-08 07:00:38 -0600
Started 2011-05-24 21:04:16 -0500

I want to know if anyone has days where you can't seem to keep the diabetes under control in order to maintain a normal life just for one day?


10 replies

nzingha
nzingha 2011-12-08 07:00:38 -0600 Report

we all do.. sometimes u even starve urself and the readings are outta whack. like yesterday all i ate were nuts and fruits as i was at the hospital.. my aunt is dying and we were all gathered there to say our goodbyes..so i munched on nuts.. and when i checked my reading was high in the evening.. then i ate late.. fish veg, a small pice of rock bun with cheese for desert and this morning my reading was 154- very high for me.. its frustrating sometimes.. but we just have to keep the fight going..good luck to u

annesmith
annesmith 2011-12-08 01:55:52 -0600 Report

On a note of good humor, my numbers are so brittle, as in , they change so often, that on some days I just ignore it all——I KNOW—-bad thing to do, but on some days, not all, I seriously just ignore it—-ha, ha, ha, ha. One thing I have learned the hard way is, never starve…NEVER starve. That is not a good thing for a diabetic or a nondiabetic. I used to eat in the afternoon, then virtually nothing for supper, go to bed, thinking " OH, it'll be alright." NOT…I got the SHAKES so bad it was not even funny…Some things in life we as humans learn the hard way. Other things——we do pretty good. I never did stop walking and running no matter what. My biggest downfall that most nurses do NOT like about me is I eat McDonalds, and creamer and sugar in my coffee everyday. Well, to me, life is short really, so , may as well enjoy it as much as I can…I am a happy person—-I am very good about eating healthy foods , too—-vegetables, I love fruit, but I will never give up my fries and cheesburgers unless it backs me into a corner. I can't imagine living life eating only greens ( which I do love), ZERO oils, zero sugar, zero whatever—-it's not realistic to me…ha…ANNE

lifedriver
lifedriver 2011-12-07 17:38:40 -0600 Report

Yes, there are times when we all go thru the unpredictable ups and down.. Just keep trying because nothing beats a failure but a try. Stay positive. Are you having trouble with your numbers being high or low?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-25 09:20:10 -0500 Report

Yes thee are those days. But there seems to be many more days when it is under better control. Those days I feel much better than before I was diagnosed,

PetiePal
PetiePal 2011-05-25 08:29:35 -0500 Report

So far it's not been too bad for me. The hardest days I have are when/if I wake up late and don't have breakfast, and need to take my morning pills with lunch instead. It throws off my schedule a bit all day until I'm back on track.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-05-25 04:30:58 -0500 Report

After having Diabetes since 1995, I can say that there have been many times like that over the years.

My quest for what I considered a "normal life" led me into denial and as a consequense many painful, debilitating and even potentially deadly complications.

The life I have with diabetes is now my "new normal". I may not like it, but I want to continue living, so I attempt to follow my diet plan very closely.

Speak with your diabetes care team. Find out how you can tweak your meal plans and your medicine regimen (if you use medication) to maximize your control.

I want to encourage you, that once you embrace your "new normal" it does get a bit easier.

Blessings to you and yours "Real"

James Baker

weekseh
weekseh 2011-05-24 22:50:48 -0500 Report

Yes, it does happen several times a month, do not let it discourage you. Keep doing what you are doing. You may have to make small changes in insilun if you are taking it but change it slow and wait at leawt 3 days before anouther change. Sometimes counting carbs is the hardeswt it is for me. Just don't get sad, remember it will happen.

Shamia_Swanks
Shamia_Swanks 2011-05-24 22:24:58 -0500 Report

I do. Normal went out the window with my diagnosis. Normal people don't check their blood sugar throughout the day, and aren't taking meds to attempt to maintain healthy lifestyles. I feel like i'm just starting to get my diabetes under control but yet i'm getting constant headaches, feeling light head even more than i did when i my readings where sky high.. I'm sure just being a diabetic all of us have those days, but the key is to remember that there are people in worse situations than us, and that we have to do what it takes to make sure we're still here tomorrow and many more days to come for our families and friends.

weekseh
weekseh 2011-05-24 22:53:05 -0500 Report

When I found out that I am diabetic, I tried to make changes a little to fast and had a lot of the same things you mentioned. You may slow down and see what happens.

bjwarren123
bjwarren123 2011-05-24 22:09:11 -0500 Report

Unfortunately I have many days like that. It's harder for some people to find the right balance between diet and medication. It's hard to stay positive sometimes and that's what makes this group great. Everyone understands, at least to some point, what you are going through and give real advice. My family knows what is going on, but have never been in my shoes. This is a great place for support from people who truly understand. Good luck!!!

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