I Want It And I Want It Now!

By Latest Reply 2008-10-29 05:43:29 -0500
Started 2008-10-26 07:53:23 -0500

Unfortunately, with Diabetes it does not work that way; You want answers, action and most of all a cure; you want it over and gone. I reality bites you in the butt though, and it is so hard to deal with. You may be able to control it; but so far there is not a cure.
And certainly, you want to wake up some day,with it gone, and you could go on with your normal life and your normal activities. You know that isn't going to happen.
We Need Answers, We Need Cures, For Us, For the Little Ones.
I know that a lot of funding has been cancelled because they don't have the money they need to research, so it goes more on all new research plans, or illnesses that they may be close to cure. That plain stinks.

5 replies

2008-10-28 22:45:11 -0500 Report

Gwen; that was so well said, and well taken, by myself as well. I believe that God has a plan for everyone; it is just once in a while I get down, and ask what was his plan for me. Why have I gone through years of abuse, pain and illness. But I think the answer is To Help Others" and i truly believe that.

2008-10-27 06:04:41 -0500 Report

I wish I could help you; You seem to be very courageous, tho', to have come this far, so keep your head up and do what you have to do so that you can find that man and have that life. :->)Claudia

Deedy 2008-10-26 10:34:21 -0500 Report

Hi, when I was diagnosed, I took it so hard that everyone that I knew with diabetes gave me words of encouragement. A few of those conversations included the rumor that there was in deed a cure to Type II Diabetes: Loose weight. You see I am 6’ tall and 267 lbs. I gained weight during an unrelated illness (the treatment caused the weight gain). This was not a gradual weight gain: I went from 183 lbs (It looked good on me, as I am tall) to 255 lbs in a matter of four months.

Over the past few years my weight fluctuated between 220 lbs and 255 lbs. Unfortunately, when I tipped the scale at 267 (new constant weight) I became ill. I was then diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Facing the possible reality that I would never see 180 lbs again, I became depressed when I heard that I could in fact be cured of diabetes—if I loose around 50 to 60 pounds. How in the world do you loose weight when you have constant hunger, are middle aged, and have arthritis?

Since I was diagnosed, I have been experiencing uncontrollable cravings for food. I now eat far more frequently; I eat larger portions, and there does not appear to be any way to curve my hunger. I am afraid that because of this, I will become severely obese, and I do not need that, as I am husband shopping:. Since I have been diagnosed, I have found out that it is much more expensive to eat healthy. I cannot afford to buy healthy foods conversely, I cannot afford not to. I am in quite the conundrum.

G Thomas
G Thomas 2008-10-28 14:42:45 -0500 Report

Deedy Hi, You are a very courageous person. My hat is off to you.Imagine, As bad as things are for us on a day to day bases and to think that there is actually someone out there worst. I know its a hard road to travel sometimes
and you wonder why me? Well so is everyone else. It doesn't mean God does not love us it only means we must be very careful and that we are very special people. We seem to allow the best of us out when someother thing,illness or even plain tragedy takes over are comes into our lives. We would all like to be whole again. However,we work with what we have or what is left of us and we share that with people like us less blessed or less fortunate than we are. And as you run into some of those people on the street or you drive by them with a sign in thier hands asking for food or a handout it almost makes our problems tiny. You have to be strong with Diabetes and so far the fight is on. Good luck to you and I shall lift you up in prayer. I use the word luck but I really mean prayer. And you do not have to battle depression alone. There is some much love on this sight that you could encounter a different kiss every two seconds. The good news is that your height is wonderful. The bad news is you'd have to lift me for that kiss. I'm only 5'7 and a half. Have a blessed night. I know its freighten but God will work it out. Ask Him..

Deedy 2008-10-29 05:43:29 -0500 Report

Point well taken: “But for the Grace of God, there go I.” You are correct in stating that there are others out there doing much worse than we are. I would not trade places with any of them, as I know that I am truly blessed in most areas. I guess in this area as well, after all, I could be Type I, but I am not. As far as my over eating, that could be worse too: I could be starving to death.

Thanks for the words of encouragement; you stay encouraged as well. May God’s favor find you and yours. I will keep everyone in this forum in prayer. Thanks.

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