Top Ten Things About Diabetes

By Goddess Latest Reply 2008-12-18 13:23:00 -0600
Started 2008-10-25 11:04:16 -0500

The 10 things that are positive or negative or both about diabetes.

55 replies

gma 2008-12-11 19:47:31 -0600 Report

1 having to check my bs
2 thinking about what Iam eating
3saying no to food that is offered that I cant eat
4giving up my mid nite candy snacks
5 cutting back on my meats I love meat
Now here are my positives
6 feeling better when I follow my diet
7knowing I will live longer now that Iam aware of my health
8 playing more with the grandkids for evcerise
9 i will get to buy new clothes after I lose some weight
10 and knowing I have a big family here with the same problems that I can come and talk to and vent if need be

Goddess 2008-12-11 12:35:59 -0600 Report

What are the top ten things that bother you about having Diabetes?

Anonymous 2008-12-11 12:48:03 -0600 Report

You continue to dredge up all your old posts to keep them at the top of the list. This prevents newer, equally as important ones from being noticed at times. Did you ever stop and think about that? Do you even care?

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-12-11 13:16:34 -0600 Report

Let's all play nice with each other.

There's no need to try to badger other members because you don't appreciate their posts. We can be more mature than this.

Goddess 2008-12-10 13:36:35 -0600 Report

I just thought of some more. always having to time things around meds and eating. teaking my bs and getting depressed over the high numbers

Goddess 2008-12-04 07:50:27 -0600 Report

Here is one that helps diabetics.

Anonymous 2008-12-07 16:13:26 -0600 Report

You keep posting this comment. Do you think we're so stupid we cannot decide that for ourselves? Why do you feel the need to simply make 1 or 2 word comments after someone posts. Really not necessary.

Anonymous 2008-12-07 16:23:13 -0600 Report

I agree. what have you done today. gone back and found old posts just so you can comment on them. This is an old one too. You really do need to get a hobby or somehting.

BeckyJ 2008-12-03 10:34:34 -0600 Report

1. Checking bg's all the time
2. Eating when not hungry
3. Not sleeping
4. Doctor's Appts. ( I only went once a year before being dx)
5. Cost of supplies
6. Diet ( I LOVE rice and potatoes)
7. Weight gain then loss, have 3 different sizes in my closet)
8. People who don't understand the disease but want to give advice anyway.
9. Differing advice from each one of my Doc's, I go with the Endo.
10. Not being able to go to church as often since I'm unable to sit through the whole service.

Positives: Better Diet and being in touch with my body. Also I have gotten back in touch with my spirituality. If I couldn't pray to get through the day, I don't think I would remain sane.

vgarrison 2008-11-13 02:56:43 -0600 Report

Ok I know I'm new to this, and I think thats why I don't have as many complaints. I am the type of person that I know what has to be done, so I do it…

It sucks when other people have to put their 2 cents…OH you shouldnt eat that, or you need to lose weight the diabetes will go away…well news flash I'm type 1…not goin to go away…

Although I have told my husband in the past that maybe me becoming diabetic could have been the best thing to happen to our family…my daughter (shes 3) is overweight…she has already lost some of it…we do tae bo together now…its cute…my whole family eats better, I am the one cooking it…My hubby and I are actually closer now than we were before I got diagnosed…

Basically I was taught that if we don't hve the bad time, then we will never be able to appreciate the good times…this is something that has helped me look at life better in the long run, or at least appreciate it better.


midget 2008-11-03 16:25:42 -0600 Report

1. check blood sugars
2. make sure the pump works alright
3. doctor appointments
4. cost of meds.
5. thirsty all the time
6. make sure i eat
7. lose weight
8. exercise
9. make sure i don't get sick
10. mood swings

tira 2008-11-04 01:50:41 -0600 Report

1. inject insulin everytime i wana hav a heavy meals.
2. blood glucose swings.
3. limit the carbs
4. hypog attack!
5. hyperg sometimes, tho i think i eat the same things n same actvty!
6. exam =stress= hyperg!

but it does has some pros ;
1. eat right portion,
2. maintain diet
3. physical actvty !
4. low carb= loose weight (..adjust with insulin intake)

patti 2008-10-30 07:55:30 -0500 Report

I cant say that I hate it it is just part of my is just in the cards that I was dealt I have other medical issues that are more scary than the diabetes that is food allergies. I cant eat anything with wheat, eggs, sugar, preservatives, food dyes, artificial sweetners, nuts. I still go out with friends. Am I angry? No I still have life. It may be limited, but life still goes on. I work around the limitations. I t is the only choice I have or I can give up and become angry, depressed and that is not the way I want to be so I always see the positives and look at my life as a challenge. Each day is a new beginning there is something I learn each day. As long as I can still learn then I live one more day and can teeach my kids and set an example for them

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2008-10-27 09:09:29 -0500 Report

NEGS 1. checking sugar(hate poking my finger) 2. can't go anywhere without my supplies. 3. can't eat my favorite foods. 4. no chocolate 5. no beer or very little of it. (I only drink 1 time a year, now I can't do that)6. Having to get blood taken every time I turn around.Pos. 1. Loosing weight. 2. spending more time with my daughter on long walks. 3. meeting new and interesting people.

Carol11 2008-10-27 06:22:31 -0500 Report

loss of freedom
all the testing & shots
no one understands how this has destroyed me
can't eat what I want
constant worry-I can't even go for my daily walk without worrying if i can make it back without going low
no cure in sight and even if there was I probably wouldn't qualify
already starting with the complications
the shame, degredation, humiliation of this beast

Anonymous 2008-10-27 05:58:04 -0500 Report

Don't you all hate it the most when you tell someone you are diabetic and they say, " Just give up the candy or you must have a real sweet tooth." I was never a real sweeth tooth person. But I am southern and I like gravy, mashed potatoes, grits, bacon, bread, biscuits. Those are the carbs that got me into this.Not candy, pies or cakes. LOL

BarryE 2008-10-27 01:55:19 -0500 Report

Here we go:

1. Fluctuating BS levels
2. Neuropathy (foot pains)
3. The costs of my insulin and other meds even with my insurance
4. Difficulty with finding tasty and filling foods
5. Lack of energy
6. uninformed people
7. lack of a cure
8. carrying around my "war-kit" everywhere
9. no chocolates!
10. depression & mood swings

sisson 2008-10-25 13:52:31 -0500 Report

Well where do I begin!
1. Having to check my sugars first thing in the morning before I eat and before each meal after that.
2. Having to take med before I eat.
3. Having to carry all my meds where I go if I stay over.
4. Being in pain all the time.
5. Being so trierd all the time.
6. Being depressest all the time and feeling sorry for myself.
7. Not being intenment with my husben becausse of an infection.
8. Having numness in my hands and feet.
9. My family asking me all the time what's worng of if I am ok!
10. My Family telling me that it is my fault that I am a diabetic.
I know that you only ask for ten but I have one more and that is being so dame fat!because of all of the meds that I am on!

sparkysmom 2008-10-25 13:32:25 -0500 Report

1. testing all the time
2. finding the right foods to eat when traveling
3. the fact it makes my other medical problems worse
4. trying to lower BG
5. all the Drs..nothing personal just having to go to them
6. all the meds
7. people who don't understand
8. being thirsty all the time
9. all the equipment I have to travel with
10. Lack of CHOCOLATE

Anonymous 2008-10-25 11:30:44 -0500 Report

1. insulin shots
2. neuropathy in my feet
3. kidney infections and stones all the time
4. testing
5. all the doctor appointement and tests
6. all the other diseases associated with it
7. not sleeping
8. forcing yourself to eat when you are not hungry
9. the lows and trying to find quickly something to raise it
10. weight because of insulin, cannot get it off

Bluebutterfly 2008-10-25 11:41:03 -0500 Report

1. Not being to eat out with friends that
like to drink with their food.2. not being able to go bare foot.3.all the meds I have to candy or very much dessert5.not being able to lose weight.6 .Sticking my fingers 3 times a day.7.The thirst .8 always having to pee.9traveling you have to pack all the strips,med and etc you extra careful if you cut youself not to get infected.

Goddess 2008-10-25 11:20:31 -0500 Report

1. complications 2. no candy 3. having to check my bs 4. having to plan your life around it 5. all the doc appt. 6. not being able to have your favorite foods 7. having to be in a powerchair at times 8. all the meds 28 in 1 day plus 2 shots 9. thirst 10. can't go out like a reg. person

NormaJean 2008-11-18 20:31:18 -0600 Report

1.Having to change my lifestyle after being dx.
2.Sticking my fingers everyday (I have a phobia of needles).
3.Having to take meds all the time.
4.Keeping my BG down.
5.Not being able to eat what I want.
6. Cost of meds and supplies.
7.Saying no to desserts..he..he…he
8.Complications that may result in further deterioration of my health.
9.Being depressed and feeling sorry for myself.
10.Having to pee all the time…tee hee.

I am so glad I found this site and have met people that I could talk to and express myself.

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