By kmk1968 Latest Reply 2011-07-15 18:33:05 -0500
Started 2011-07-12 13:31:29 -0500

hello, i am a 42 year old female and i have had diabetes for 32 years, and the truth is i am tired !! i am tired of the highs and lows of my bloodsugar i am tired of constintly having to make the adjustments and i am tired of thinking about it. i just wanted to share this for a second. the truth is my a1c is always below 6.5 and my dr. is pleased with what i do.i am just simply tired

14 replies

wes69 2011-07-15 17:54:29 -0500 Report

Ive only had it a month and Im already tired of it. Pricking my fingers and taking shots 4 times a day really blows.

jayabee52 2011-07-15 18:29:06 -0500 Report

Wes welcome to the club which nobody wants to belong to. Sorry that you qualify. But WELCOME to DiabeticConnect, a place you can come as a person with diabetes and find information and support in your fight with diabetes.

I pray you get a good hold of your condition and get it well controlled.


Jenny B
Jenny B 2011-07-14 23:40:44 -0500 Report

Hello, I'm 51 yrs and have had diabetes for 39 yrs and you took the words right out of my mouth. It's non stop, everything we eat, everything we do, everywhere we go, I'm tired too. I just want to feel like a normal person. Can you imagine your blood sugar staying at 100 all day and all night no matter what your doing. How wonderful that would be. My blood sugar has been as low as 20 and high as 498. If I can keep it below 200 I'm happy. I know there are people worse off, so I count my blessings every day I wake up and walk out the front door.

GabbyPA 2011-07-13 09:21:07 -0500 Report

This just means you are human and being honest means that you will make it through. I know when I was first diagnosed, I tested and counted and wrote down every little thing. I was learning and growing. But there comes a point when I just kind got into a mode...and it was no longer a challenge. That is a dangerous place for me, because I tend to get lazy and let things go a bit. Last summer I let it go and messed up all the months of hard work I had done.

Maybe what you need is a new goal to shoot for so that at least all the thinking and doing you do for yourself, will be rewarded with a new goal met? That often works for me. Just gives me that little push out of boredom into curiosity again. That always makes it interesting and makes it easier for me to keep on trying.

Marytea 2011-07-13 09:12:16 -0500 Report

I have only been diagnosed with Type 2 for 2 months and I totally understand your being tired already. Managing it takes so much thought and care. I just keep reminding myself that I actually feel better. I do take a mini food vacations once in a great while and have a box of Junior Mints at the movies. I am a Weight Watcher and know if I deny myself all the time, I will give up.

MrsCDogg 2011-07-12 19:39:43 -0500 Report

Yep, I can relate. I've been diabetic for 10 years and I'm tired of it too. I'd just love to have a day when I feel really good!! But I keep on keeping on cause I'm not done here yet!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-12 17:21:36 -0500 Report

It is tiring. At least your A!C isn't 10.2. My sugars go from 80 to over 400. It upsets me when I go high and have no reasonable cause that I know about. I have found that OTC drugs I have taken for different issues will send it through the roof. I was diagnosed 7 years ago and I have gotten to the point, where it is a part of my life (like needing glasses) although it will always remain an unwanted part.
This watching my BS is BS! :) I have taken to wearing my test kit on my belt so I remember to test when I should. Oh well, it helps to vent every now and then. I wish you the best KMK! Jim

Type1Lou 2011-07-12 15:14:29 -0500 Report

I was 27 when diagnosed and am 62 now. It's nice to fantasize about not testing or having to inject insulin or count carbs and eat whatever you want…but you are doing a great job as your a1c shows…I'm trying to get mine back into the low 6's and will be starting the steps to go on the pump at the end of this month…a new chapter in my ever evolving life with diabetes! In my 40's, my body started to change…diagnosed with hypothyroid…if you are fatigued, this could be the cause…make sure that there aren't other things causing you to be tired. Congrats on keeping yourself under such good control!

CaliKo 2011-07-12 14:27:09 -0500 Report

I'm only going on 3 years with it and I'm already tired of it. I just want a week off. You and the others that have lived with it for decades taking care of yourselves day in and day out are my heroes, very inspirational, more so because I have a taste of just how weary one gets of it.

Doc 720
Doc 720 2011-07-12 15:08:29 -0500 Report

Hey CaliKo, Just take yer vacation! Just be prepared to enjoy the fruits of yer decision!!

I have on occasion, only to prove the ineffectiveness of that current treatment, taken a hiatus of a week prior to an appointment. Boy do they get mad!!

Harlen 2011-07-12 14:24:31 -0500 Report

It is hard to deal with and it is a day to day job and yes it is a drag .
Lets see what would happen if you didnt take care of it.
go blind lose a foot or two go thrue dialises every two three day's
Hummmm I dont know I think I will stick to taking care of My D
Hugs and best wishes

marla50 2011-07-12 13:52:01 -0500 Report

I understand how you feel. I've had it for 45 years and it does get overwhelming. It's probably not recommended but sometimes I take a day off. I know myself well enough to know my highs and lows and can judge my food guantities pretty well. Every once in awhile, one day, I don't test or measure my food, I just chill. I read an article about this situation once. Of course, I don't remember the term they used for it. I wish you the best and am glad you vented. I hope it helped. Good Luck!