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By athomas31957 Latest Reply 2012-01-03 10:51:44 -0600
Started 2011-12-27 06:58:33 -0600

I've been a diabetic for almost 10 years. I have no dr, no insurance since my husbands boss stopped paying part of the insurance for our family it nearly doubled and we had to stop it. I want to get on an insulin pump again and get my blood sugar straightened do I can have a third child.. I'm nervous because for my second child my blood sugar was awful. I start doing good and then loose hope when it messes up. How do I take insulin for stress???? I'm so stressed out.. There are so many questions I have and I feel so stupid right now… Ugh.. Idk anymore… I'm only 26 and I know I should do better but diabetes has a mind of its own… What doesn't make sugar levels mess up?!!!!!!!! Ha… I'm so tired of this and I wish I was normal feeling again. Figured. I'd try talking with other diabetics to help motivate me.

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door331 2012-01-03 09:46:52 -0600 Report

Hi athomas. Trying to manage diabetes without insurance is probably the toughest thing I have ever experienced in my life! Luckily there are some good resources online to help with this situation (I wish they were available when I needed them). First- you may be able to get on your parents health coverage as a dependent since you are 26… at least for a year- you could stock up on supplies before you loose the coverage.

Here is a great article that goes over some other good resources:

Hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck!

athomas31957 2012-01-03 10:09:23 -0600 Report

I cannot get on my parents insurance bc I am married… I'll check out the other site though, thanks so much!!!

LindseyLou993 2011-12-29 00:36:29 -0600 Report

Hi athomas!

I know exactly what you mean about stress. I'm in college and during finals week I was taking way more insulin than I normally do (and I was eating less!)

There are 2 things that really help me keep stress (and therefore, sugar levels) under control.

1) Exercise! I know you're probably thinking "I don't have time!" When I was in high school I was doing a million things and it felt like I had no time to work out. I started waking up ten minutes earlier and doing simple stretches. You'd be amazed what ten minutes a day can do! When I had time on the weekends, I would run a mile or two. It brings your sugars down and releases tons of stress.

2) Take a nap! During my busiest weeks of nursing school and double shifts of work I try to squeeze in a ten minute nap. It does wonders, really. It's just a quick recharge in the day and I feel tons better after.

Hope this helped!


athomas31957 2011-12-29 10:40:51 -0600 Report

Yeah life is really busy for me and I do not have a regular exercise routine . It's definitely difficult to do with 2 young kids, full time college and with my sugar levels all over I'm so exhausted … I will definitely take this advice and at least try to stretch for a few minutes in my day. If I could ever get a nap in, I do…! Thanks for your input!! :)

jnblair 2011-12-28 10:14:47 -0600 Report

Well i'm new here also and i can relate to you in so many ways stress is a common thing in anyones life especially ours with so many day to day things to look out taking meds,reading glucose levels and then just living it's hard. Well what i'm trying to say is sometimes just vent thats my best relief i don't me blow-up just talk to let the things that really bother you let them out. You know that saying "let go and let God" it'll go good in some situation.

jayabee52 2011-12-27 19:24:19 -0600 Report

Howdy athomas! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect. So sorry you qualify for inclusion in our "little" family, but am glad you choose us to hang out with.

You ask "How do I take insulin for stress?" You Don't! Insulin is only intended to bring down one's BG numbers. If you have a lessening of stress from that, it is a side benefit.

What kind of insulin are you taking? and in what amounts?

Blessings to you and yours


athomas31957 2011-12-28 09:39:26 -0600 Report

I take lantus and novolog. The reason I ask about stress is because I am always getting really stressed and can literally feel my BG shoot up. I know that it's easier for me to stress out when my sugar is already higher but when I get really stressed out I suppose I should check my levels and take insulin accordingly… How do you keep your levels low dealing with stress? I think stress is one of the biggest issues I'm dealing with for my diabetes. And it's not going well!!