A lot of changes

Kim Gregory
By Kim Gregory Latest Reply 2011-08-11 00:36:53 -0500
Started 2011-08-10 01:28:33 -0500

Since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes back in November of 2010, I have noticed a lot of changes. My hair is dry. My skin is dry. My mouth is dry and I have to keep a cup of water by my bed at night. I used to rarely get headaches, but now I get them more often and when I do they are very painful like a migraine. I honestly have not had a good night sleep since November 2010. It is hard dealing with the physical changes and trying to stay healthy and eat right and excerise and ect… I guess I just want to say "stop! and give me a minute to take all this in!" It's just a lot of changes in this nine month period.

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ShellyLargent 2011-08-11 00:36:53 -0500 Report

Being diagnosed with diabetes is very overwhelming. All the lifestyle changes, things you have to do now, things you can't eat now… The list seems endless. But if you remember to just take it one day at a time, next thing you a week has gone by, then a month, then a year and so. Some days will be better than others. Tomorrow is a new chance to improve on today.

Marytea 2011-08-10 08:31:33 -0500 Report

I could not agree more. I have most of the challenges you face. The dry mouth at night is especially annoying. I just keep reminding myself that along with the negative changes are some positive ones. I am healthier, have lost some weight, enjoy walking and will hopefully live longer than if I had not been diagnosed. Kim, you and I are in it for the long haul with diabetes, just be sure to take time everyday for things that take your mind off it. Play, volunteer, do things you love. Diabetes is part of your life not all of it. Take care.

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