In your hands

By Harlen Latest Reply 2017-08-05 00:21:21 -0500
Started 2012-01-09 18:09:29 -0600

It is up ti you to fight for what you knw you need and whats best for you.
As you go thru all the info on here and at the Doc's office as well as others with D you get to know what works for you .
We are all difrint ,With difrent needs .Its up to us to know what we need.
Know your rights and arm your self with information and get what you need to take care of your D.It's not only your life but the lives of all that know and love you.
Hope this helps some one
Best wishes

32 replies

GINGERWOW 2017-08-05 00:21:21 -0500 Report

worth repeating —arm your self with information and get what you need to take care of your D — it's entirely up me to be responsible for how well I manage my D.

jimbolea 2015-09-16 22:46:11 -0500 Report

Motivation seems to be something I am having problems with, and Dealing with a ZIT on the cartilage part of my right Ear , and for the past 4 hours it has been driving me INSANE, I have a caregiver , but she has gone home for the day, Oh the pain…Ive gotten off topic . I just hope to be making New Friend on here, It was so difficult making them out in the real world, I am 51 Years old, and have 1 True Friend, But I don't call on him as much lately, he landed a sweet Job, that I'm sure will be taking him and his family Away from Albuquerque NM, His name is Marik , I have known him since HS, anyway hope to be talking with all of you sooner or later. Riding this Linear time line One day at a time.

Anonymous 2015-06-19 11:47:00 -0500 Report

I agree with Harlen. One needs to stand on their own beliefs. I find that pleasing everyone is not a good idea. You are the only one that knows best for yourself and with the help of these friends at Diabetes Connect you can find the answers that are right for you.

Papanna 2015-01-31 01:23:41 -0600 Report

As u says that vegitables and fruit and fruit juice consuming the diabetic manges Are u veg or non veg ? Are u consuming only veg and fruits Please clarify what bR the fruits u consume How much oftime r udiabetic
For reference iam 60 years old T2 since 20 years now controling normal values by using diet anddrugs ( Sulfunal urea+ Metofrmin ) anbd doing yoga and excecises walking . Please share youridea how to manage diabetics

indysmile 2015-01-15 08:26:00 -0600 Report

Diabetes type 2 can be managed without meds,I have done it twice,by just eating mostly vegetables,the second time by juicing veg with fruit. Problem is other foods are so addictive that if i begin eating them again I am in trouble. I cant seem to stay in control.

Kalisiin 2015-09-14 15:55:20 -0500 Report

I am a meatatarian. I could not do the Rabbit Diet. I DO however, do low-carb…and I do like salad veggies a lot.

Today, I just got an A1c reading of 4.7 that is five and a half months after diagnosis (at time of diagnosis my A1c was 13.2) I have also lost 70 pounds since then.

I dunno what the big vegetarianism kick IS here on DC, you don't have to be a rabbit to control diabetes.

Swimminggrandma 2017-02-06 09:04:03 -0600 Report

I just got my bad news on Jan 17th of this year 2017, my sugar that was tested on the 9th was 368 and my A1C was 12 ! So far I have no RX and on Friday my blood test was down to 142, I was good all week end on the low carbs but this morning it was 172 and I even did a 4 mile walk yesterday ? That was discouraging but I will stick with it as that is still much better than 368 !

Beca1 2014-12-15 08:45:09 -0600 Report

So true! When we find out we have the big D we need to STOP and think about this for awhile. I know some with D who have lost nearly all of their toes, have gone on kidney dialysis, gone blind and have experienced at least one or two of the horrible things that can happen if we DO NOT take this seriously! Many people are running around having Diabetes and do not even know it and will find out one day they now have to start testing, taking meds and take this serious condition seriously. Some will and some won't, like some of my friends who have lost toes. If You desire a Happy, Joyous, fulfilling, healthy life you will do those things that improve, prevent and make that goal so. We live in a age of connectedness, with all the social sites available, all the internet info available, down loading a book on Diabetes ect. there are things available to educate yourself on Nutrition, Whole foods, Certified Organic foods, Healthy Sleep, Exercise, Meditation, Supplements and on and on. Take full Responsibility for your Health and do what is necessary to have Great Health. This condition of Diabetes does not just affect you, it affects those around you who love you and want you to be around for a very long time. Being Mindful, Thinking about this in a quiet place of your own will help you to realize this. I know, because I never took the time for me, I was always taking care of everyone else then this showed up and now I have to retrain myself to make me a First Priority in my life. You do the same, because You Really are Worth it! xoxoxo

Stuart1966 2014-11-04 07:04:29 -0600 Report

Well said, and thanks for sharing it. Welcome to DC.

Be careful (i.e. cautious) sometimes what we "believe" does not necessarily make it so.

Knew a guy once who NEEDED bottles of so called nutritional supplements. They were snake oil. Another friend needed frequent juice "cleanses". They never could explain what they genuinely (sic. incorrectly) believed they were "toxic" with or from. An extended family member believed they needed over fifteen glasses of water a day. Last check they were taking in well over a gallon
every day.

Nothing wrong with following our perceptions. But give yourself room to change the channel a little, if the original station doesn't work out as planned.

Naturalexpressions 2014-10-13 11:33:40 -0500 Report

Yeah, I couldn't agree more. I will add something. Don't assume the experts
know more than you about your diabetes unless they are diabetics themselves.
You are probably the expert. Be fearless in getting what you need.

jayabee52 2014-10-14 04:04:56 -0500 Report

Howdy Naturalexpressions
Not even the experts who have diabetes themselves know as much about you as you, especially when one "listens" what to their body tells them

God's best to you

Paige9smom 2016-06-30 07:52:39 -0500 Report

I agree you know yourself best. I know when I'm off. My sister asked how, what tells you etc. My only answer I just know, it's like knowing something is wrong with your car, it's a feeling a sound a response, can't always put your finger on it but you are almost always right.

Rose67 2014-07-29 16:31:40 -0500 Report

A new post from an older post for us newbies, thank you Harlem, we all need reminders like this.

Prayer Pal
Prayer Pal 2013-12-11 21:21:42 -0600 Report

I agree with all of you. Knowing what works for us helps especially when our health care team listens. Unfortunately what works is often not affordable, especially without health insurance.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2013-04-30 11:31:18 -0500 Report

So true! Very well put Harlen. I know this isn't a new post, but an important point to remember. Our health is in our own hands. In the end we are the only ones that can help ourselves.

dietcherry 2012-01-09 22:38:34 -0600 Report

Good advice Harlen! With D, so much of the treatment is left up to us! I hate that so many of us are without insurance and Gawd knows D aint cheap :( Makes me sad that a lot of us go without meds, supplies, appt.s, tests, etc. Sigh…

Harlen 2012-01-11 18:22:35 -0600 Report

as long as theres big money in meds there will always be them that cant get what they need and that is so sad
Best wishes

Kalisiin 2015-09-14 15:59:20 -0500 Report

That is why I am working with an organization called CR3 Diabetes, that helps supply insulin, insulin pumps and other diabetic supplies to diabetics in America and around the world, for diabetics who are un/under-insured, and cannot afford their supplies.

To that end, I am doing a virtual Walk Around America…literally trying to walk AROUND…not across, America - a total of 19,017 miles. I do the walking all in my own neighborhood and plot the distance on a map. I did do some of the walking in Joliet, Illinois, though, as I recently made a trip to the Chicago area for my aunt's funeral.
I started a blog and a GoFundMe site to raise money for this organization. I started out, virtually of course, on the NC/SC border (a good place to start since I live in NC) and I am now under 30 miles away from Maryland.

pixsidust 2012-01-09 18:55:24 -0600 Report

I always go with a list of what I need to the doctors . If you ask normally you will get it. Establish what works for you.

For example ampicillin and z packs are worthless on me for respiratory infections. I need levaquin from the get go or I go down hill fast. I am able to say that and get it. I also ask for testing when I feel I need it

dietcherry 2012-01-09 22:35:06 -0600 Report

Christy my Endo has instructed his office staff to always set aside 40 minutes for my appointments cuz I always go in there with a whole sheet of questions! lol