What to do? Hmm here is something on my mind

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2011-11-20 11:58:28 -0600
Started 2011-11-14 07:43:17 -0600

I have read many posts on here on how others and sometimes I get as well. Yes Diabetes can bite the big one. Yet those are rare days for me. Reason is that I get disgusted with myself if I keep indulging for then I dont get nothing accomplished whatsoever. Now I can keep on in that vein and end up in the hospital. Well that isnt something I want to happen anytime whatsoever. Thus I get myself motivated to get my things done so I can move FORWARD! Keep in mind my health and all I am taking care of as well as going to school. Its a conscious decision you have to do daily moment by moment. What do you want to become? A statistic or an inspiration to others? I myself want to keep inspiring myself to become a better person for myself first then others later. I mean what and where do you want to be this time tomorrow or next week or next month or next year? I want to be able to be ahead of it all! I want to sing dance play and live life to the fullest! So thank you all for supporting me in the little ways you do. For helping me even when you are posting your upsets and etc. Mind you my twin brother is an epileptic for over 20 years. I have seen what his choices have done for him. No way I want the same. Now tis simple make a choice. Make a statement at least to yourself. Then do it! Come on I know we can. Have a great day!:)

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-11-17 21:37:21 -0600 Report


Great to run into you. We haven't been in touch in awhile. You have a really empowered attitude. You're right, you can decide to take charge and get moving in a positive direction. It starts with facing life on life's terms and making the best of thins. Support along the way helps a lot, right?

Have a great weekend!


TsalagiLenape 2011-11-18 06:24:10 -0600 Report

Hi Gary hugs Well if I dont stay on top of my diabetes it will be on top of me! Ugh! No Way! Over my lifetime I have had others who "love" me being negative and thus making my life miserable for any slight I did or didnt do but put the blame on me for. From this experience I have found that the only person who really cares about what happens to me is ME! Well putting others first wasnt always a good thing for me. I have found that out the hard way. So to be happy I have to make the choices for myself to do so. A young person lately says to me "Its all about you!" well after all the crap and where I have been I am doing what must need to be done. Sorry if this isnt your cup of tea. Oh well. Get over it and yourself. Thus I am using past mistakes to learn better. To make life better for me first. Then if it "RIPPLES OUTWARD" to help others when I can how is it all about me? LOL Yes my attitude I love it and going to keep it. Go ahead and knock it. I may get down but I will come up and swinging the happy bat harder and stronger for it. So yes its my decision thus far. Now I hope others realize that in the many years I have lived that my life experience and watching others has made me the way I am. So who does it benefit? Other than myself those who I can help along the way. Tis their decision to do whatever. But if you dont help yourself and care about yourself who will?

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-11-18 08:03:11 -0600 Report

You are so right, I live by the same attitude. I have been misjudged in my life by so many people but I never let it bother me because I know who I am and where I have come from and it has made me who I am. I don't care what anyone thinks, I hold my head high and am proud of the person that my lifes hard knocks have brought me and used to make me who I am.

arsmithsr 2011-11-16 09:52:05 -0600 Report

No one can control your diabeties but you. I have problems with family and the it won't hurt you to have your BS high for a while. BUT if you let them do that then it gets harder to maintain control every day. It is kind of like being an addict. Some people can drink or do some drugs on occasion and be fine able to walk away most can't. An alcoholic can't have one drink so best to stay away. IF you can indulge once in a while and stay on track fine if you can't then don't at all. One day at a time. Many Type 2's are over weight my mother in law is a prime example she eats whatever she wants doesn't check her BS anymore because she has pills, but she makes no effort to control her diet so she is on a down ward spiral I don't want to get any worse than I have to so I do watch what I eat and it is hard at family get togethers but there you go. Only you know how much your health and quality of life is. No one can do it but you.

GabbyPA 2011-11-16 10:01:23 -0600 Report

Hello, my name is Gabby and I am a carb-a-holic.
You are so right here. I am far better to be void of nearly all carbs than to try to fit more in or have that treat. I need a 12 step program!

gadgetgirl007 2011-11-16 10:15:05 -0600 Report

A 12 step program would be helpful. I attended a food & the holidays education class at the gym on Monday. A couple of things I retained. One trainer said "If you would be uncomfortable telling me about something you are about to eat: DON'T PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH!" The other trainer asked "Is that cookie worth 20 minutes uphill on that treadmill????" Of course there was the regular info, half your 10 inch plate vegetables & a little fruit, a quarter carbohydrates a a quarter protein. A healthy snack before a big meal or party.

GabbyPA 2011-11-16 15:49:41 -0600 Report

Those are good notes to write on the palms of my hands at the gathering. Cheat reminders...good ones!

TrixieRed 2011-11-15 17:26:32 -0600 Report

I hate to be a Debbie-Downer, but here we go…

FIRSTIES: even as an 'inspiration' to others you ARE a statistic. Just saying.

SECONDLY: I, too, want to sing, dance and live my life! And that is exactly what I did for so many years. I never let my illness hold me back, I just neglected to treat it. I figured, if I kept my blood glucose levels high, I wouldn't have to worry about bringing extra snack and quick sugar with me EVERYWHERE I went. I wouldn't have to be prepared and OVERLY prepared for everything I ever did/do.

I'd get stuck in these "LET'S GET OUT SH*T TOGETHER" moments… which lasted for only moments. :/ And I cannot seem to continue making the next right decision. I never could understand how people do it. …13 years of all this, and I still cannot get the hang of it! Is there some sort of Diabetes Boot Camp I can enlist in!? hahaa Seriously tho —tips?

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-11-15 21:01:31 -0600 Report

A boot camp would be great but will insurance pay for it> That is the question of the ages.

TsalagiLenape 2011-11-16 07:57:26 -0600 Report

There are places where you can go and get immersed into diabetes all day and all night for 24/7. Yet the cost of the travel and staying there is large like around 3000 dollars which I dont have. Hence I come here to learn what I can and thus do better.

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-11-16 13:16:57 -0600 Report

It's a shame, no a crime, that our health is dependent on bureaucrats, bean counters and profit margins.

GabbyPA 2011-11-15 20:36:48 -0600 Report

I like the idea of a boot camp. I know I need to be in it. I do good sometimes and others I just fall on my face. I guess the point is, is that I keep on trying. A boot camp for about 3 months would do me good though.

GabbyPA 2011-11-14 14:05:08 -0600 Report

That is what I love about this site. The people here are real. We share all kinds of things and we may never know who we touch with our words. Even when they are not pretty...there is always someone who can relate. Sometimes it is not the main point of a comment, but a subtle little thought that will push me to do something better next time. Seeing other overcome always inspires me. Yes it does come down to choice, but I am sure glad there are a lot of people here who give me choices when I feel like I don't have any.

ShellyLargent 2011-11-14 10:17:17 -0600 Report

Amen Sister! I learned a long time ago that beating myself up over a bad of treatment doesn't accomplish a thing. I have way too much to do and a family to take care of. We didn't have the choice to get diabetes, but we can certainly make the choice to control it.

granniesophie 2011-11-16 05:18:30 -0600 Report

I agree!! Life is to be lived, get back up and try again, and keep on trying. No one is perfect. Wouldn't you hate it if everyone were :)

MEGriff1950 2011-11-14 09:42:45 -0600 Report

Yes I agree we do make our own choices. No one else can do it for us. When I sin for a day I do it conscienciously, by sin I mean in poor eating choices. The next day I get right back to doing what I am supposed to be doing. I can see and feel the huge difference since I have gotten control of the Beast. Though I am keeping control for my own health I also am doing my best to show a newly diagnosed woman how easy it actually is and worthwhile. She is stubborn and I have to work even harder.
For me reading posts from people such as you who have gone through a difficult time but gotten back on track and why is also very motivational for me. Here on DC we do have a wonderful support group.
God bless,