Diabetes as a whole

By medic673b Latest Reply 2011-10-14 13:37:28 -0500
Started 2011-10-10 21:51:19 -0500

I was wodering how everybody feels about having been diagnosed with Diabetes. at first i was depressed and at times i still get that way. i also look at it as a wake up call a chance to change my lifestyle how i eat what i eat, getting back to exercising. as well as the alternative whch would have been to drop dead. Diabetes was a way of me being told that i had better shape up and start taking better care of myself

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Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-14 13:37:28 -0500 Report

I thinks being in denial for a year kind of sums it up! I just didn't want to face that i had to change my lifesyle. I'm not much of a cooker, i totaly have to be in the mood! And with my job, it was just easier to throw in a frozen something or get take out! It's defintely a wake up call! But having found this site and know alot of other people are going thru a lot of the same things, i'm finding it a little easier to cope. Feeling very hopeful for the future. Good luck! God Bless

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-10-13 14:07:38 -0500 Report

It didn't really surprise me as my dad was diabetic, and was able to bring it under control with Starlix, Metformin and diet in short time. buy my world fell apart last October when I had to leave my job due to mobility issues(worked a 10 hour day on a dairy farm and could no longer stand or walk any length of time) developed blood clots in both lungs, son in law shoot at my grandson with a shotgun, after fighting for six months we now are fostering him, in Feb I had adrenal failure, came with in hours of having to go on kidney dialysis, this meant that I had to go off my metformin, then due to edema I had congestive heart failure. Very stressful six months. In June my A1C had gone up to 11.5 and went on insulin,dropped starlix would not do the job alone, now on Lantis and apidra, BS are coming back in line.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-14 13:34:27 -0500 Report

That's terrible! I'm so sorry to hear of your toubles. I pray you are doing better now. Know that you are not alone. Keep the faith! God Bless You.

jayabee52 2011-10-13 21:18:59 -0500 Report

Wow you've really had quite a time of it, Sounds similar to the "medical challenges" that my bride "Jem" had when she was alive.

prettyinpink0615 2011-10-11 12:10:22 -0500 Report

I feel depressed. I also feel like its me being told to shape up and take better care of myself. I don't want to but no longer have a choice. I am going to miss my unhealthy good tasting food. :(

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