By chilcutt Latest Reply 2011-11-01 23:54:14 -0500
Started 2011-10-31 20:05:46 -0500

I haven't really been on this site as much as I should have. I am diabetic and I like reading the post. When first diagnosed. I cried in my doctors office. Screaming at him, how could this happen to me. I had always been physically active. I ate senseably. He kept saying it isn't your fault. I couldn't hear him and what he was trying to tell me. When I finally calmed downed, he told me it was hereditary. My dad died of diabetes complications in 1964. They did not have the technology we have today. Had he lived today, he would probably still be alive.

I have 3 siblings who also have the disease. I still watch what I eat, exercise, and take my meds as directed. However, I still sometimes become melancholy when I think of what I have. I try not to dwell on it, but it comes and goes. I went through 2 years of depression before finally getting a handle on it. So when I feel it coming, I have learned tactics to stear me away from it. I pray that one day God gives someone the knowledge of how to cure this disease. I have heard there is a cure, but there is to much money to be made off of this disease and others as well. I am not sure how true that is but it sure would be a shame. Also, heard you can stop being diabetic, by close monitoring. I watch and monitor my disease very well. If anyone out there knows of a way to rid onsself, please, please email and let me know.

3 replies

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-01 23:54:14 -0500 Report

Unfortunately there is no cure. I know what you mean about denial. When i first learned i had D a year ago i had just lost my mother. I was in denial big time. But i'm now on the right path and yes it bites big time, I know that this is just the way it is. Do i like it, NO, but i sure the heck am not going to let it beat me down. When i feel bad i just think of my family who loves me and needs me and i also come here were there is always such good, positive energy. And I just remember, there is always someone that is worse off than me. Unfortunate, but true. Also the great faith i have in God helps me to keep it together. I pray you find the strength and peace inside yourself to fight, fight, fight! Don't let this disease get the better of you. We are all here for you. God Bless

jayabee52 2011-11-01 04:45:46 -0500 Report

Howdy Vess

Cure? No. Manage or control? YES! I keep my Blood Glucose close to the "Normal" range by an eating plan which severely restricts Carbs and emphasizes proteins. I have had diabetes so long that it has become normal for me. I barely remember my life before diabetes.

George1947 2011-11-01 01:54:40 -0500 Report

Sorry, but there is no cure for type 2 diabetes and none on the horizon. It's too complex a disease for that to happen now, they can't even pinpoint the actual cause yet.

As for depression, it takes a ton of work and a good doctor and meds…

All of us have dealt with denial in one way or another, and that too requires some work on our part.

Just keep working on your own health and happiness!

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