went to counsler

By christie211 Latest Reply 2011-08-29 15:05:40 -0500
Started 2011-08-24 14:48:28 -0500

went to see a counsler and really didnt get the help i wanted ,told them how i felt about times not wanting to check my blood all the time or take my medicine ,i just wanted someone to explain and help me t understand why i feel like this,not say its your decision if you want to live and have a happy life.what kind of help is that?

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margokittycat 2011-08-29 15:05:40 -0500 Report

I would say that wasn't very proffesional of the couselor, and if it was a mental health couselor I would suggest finding different oneor better yet find a diabetic couselor, they know what we all go througha nd they know how to help you stop feeling this what and how to help you get over the feelings of not wanting to do the things you know you need to do. You do of course have to give it time, it doesn't just happen in one setting or even two. Good Luck and God Bless.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-08-28 17:33:13 -0500 Report


I am sorry to hear that you didn't get what you needed from your counselor. I am assuming that you talked to a mental health professional and not a diabetes counselor. If you did talk to a mental health professional, I would encourage you not to give up. Sometimes it takes a few sessions to get used to each other, and for you to get comfortable talking about yourself. And you might want to tell the counselor how you reacted to what he/she said to you.

Just an suggestion.


sheriden 2011-08-27 16:17:54 -0500 Report

It takes more than one time you need to let them get to know you and your needs and you get to know and trust them. otherwise Look for some one you can and who will understand.

Jupeto 2011-08-26 07:38:36 -0500 Report

Get into a program where the people who work there are supportive and helpful. They wont tell you "if you want to live" or any other off the wall comments. They understand. Find an Endocrine clinic near you and go. Make an appoinment and listen to them.

AuntieM234 2011-08-25 08:14:35 -0500 Report

Hey Christie: On this page, click on Discussions on the left, then on the right side, click by the magnifying glass and type in "complications". There are a whole list of Discussions dealing with complications of diabetes. I believe reading/viewing them will answer your question.

VickieF 2011-08-24 23:38:07 -0500 Report

Christie, Reading your opening discussion was like looking at myself in a mirror at times. I swing between wanting to get it right and not wanting to go through all the stuff we go through. Like 4 shots a day, sore hands from testing and counting carbs all the time. For me I know it is depretion taking over and I need to talk to a counsler to get my depretion under control. But the friends on here are the ones that understand the diabeties and the need to give us each a boost of understanding and courage. See you are worth taking care of yourself. The way you do that is put on a smile even if you don't feel like it and check your sugar and take care of you. And as they say "Take one day at a time."

klmpuffy26 2011-08-24 16:21:11 -0500 Report

The reason I joined DC was that after 22 years of being a diabetic I don't think once have I ever really thought of myself as diabetic. Its crazy. I know. There are two times in my life as being diabetic where I actually gave it my all at taking the insulin counting carbs and testing etc etc. This was when I was pregnant. I hate that i can't find the strength inside to do what I need to do. I really am looking for someplace that really goes into detail of what the complications of diabetes are every year you have it. I think that sometimes this may be what I need to hear to finally accept my diagnosis and do the right thing. I am writing this to let you know you are not alone.

christie211 2011-08-24 16:39:58 -0500 Report

thank you for that i feel better coming here then going to a counsler, some are just their to give you what you want to hear and take your money,ive never really opened up that much to people but on here i feel at ease

GabbyPA 2011-08-24 20:51:54 -0500 Report

I agree. I feel so at ease here to share my good and bad points. Sometimes I used to get criticized about sharing my bad stuff, but it was where I was at and getting it out helped me to grow. Here, we are strong on support, but we will encourage and sometimes push a little once you make some friends. It is a place to grow and I hope you find what you need here.

LauraS 2011-08-24 15:45:29 -0500 Report

Did you talk to a diabetes counselor or a therapist/psychologist counselor? Hate to be a downer but no one can tell you why you feel the way you feel. I can tell you I often feel the same way you do. I don't test as often as I should and sometimes eat things I know I shoudn't be eating. It's hard being perfect you just have to say to yourself you're human and we all make mistakes and forget things sometimes. I can't afford the good meds I was on and now have to take generic stuff and I don't know what kind of side effects it's going to have but I have to take my meds or I don't feel well. And I'm learning what I can eat and get away with once in a while and what I can never touch. It's like learning to be a new person. It's not easy but like realsis77 said you have a lot of support here and sometimes that's all it takes.

realsis77 2011-08-24 15:39:10 -0500 Report

I'm sorry your feeling so badly. I understand how diabetes can get you down. I take a 24 hour insulin in the am and another faster acting insulin after meals. Sometimes I think why do I have to take thesse shots but I remind myself that if I don't the complcations from diabetes are far worse than taking a shot. It puts me back into check then.remember your not alone and have a big family here on DC of people who understand how your feeling. We will all support you in the best ways we can! When your feeling overwhelmed try and look at things in a way of just for today. Just for today I will check my sugar, just for today I will take my medicine ect. This helps me when I'm overwhelmed. Don't worry so much about tomarrow but focus on today! This helps me a lot and hopefully it will help you also. I think what your feeling is normal. We all get overwhelmed at times! Hang in there and keep going to the counceling because believe it or not it does help! Like everything it takes time. Good luck and God bless!

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