What are your personal concerns regarding diabetes and your health?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-03-05 10:19:50 -0600
Started 2012-02-29 13:02:08 -0600

Let's try something different here.

I am hoping that this discussion will help to start a new, (Q & A) format that will promote participation from "all" members.

Can asking a question be embarrasing (?) "no", we are all here to learn from and to teach one another, it's a wonderful feeling to know that you were helped, and that you have directly helped someone.

So if you have any questions, answers, or are interested, post away!


17 replies

Armourer 2012-03-01 12:53:05 -0600 Report

I fear going on dialysis and going blind!

MAYS 2012-03-01 13:21:57 -0600 Report

How are your kidneys and your eyes?
One of the most important steps to great diabetic health is our annual checkups and multitude of test, boring and frustrating but necessary.

Although it's easier to say "why bother" once the complications of diabetes began to set in the damage that is done is irreversible, hopefully if anything is discovered and treated immediately and consistently, the damage that may be done can be minimal!

Unlike many other "chronic illnesses" we diabetics can control ours ourselves!
Just imagine having one (or more) of these chronic illnesses…
Cancer, Heart Disease, Arthritis, etc., the list is depressingly impressive yet we have much more control over our illness than those who may have these.
In short, know what needs to be done, try to do it, manage your diabetes and enjoy life…You can do it…just let us know how you are doing it so that you can help to inspire others.

(Show diabetes that it doesn't stand a chance against you!)

Armourer 2012-03-02 23:20:42 -0600 Report

I've been diagnosed with retinopothy but in the beginning stages. The goal is to have A1C below 7. I'm currently at 7.4, the A1C before this was 10.8, so I'm improving.

I've been off of diet-soda now for a month, so I hope this helps. I'm trying to drink a gallon of water a day. And control the BG.

MAYS 2012-03-03 13:55:04 -0600 Report

I applaud you for your progress in lowering your A1c levels.
It shows very much that you are doing something right and that you can do it!

Caroltoo 2012-03-03 06:34:12 -0600 Report

Armourer: I just read on another site that reducing carb intake helps reduce/control retinopathy, as well as reducing BGs. Carol

Caroltoo 2012-03-03 17:26:54 -0600 Report

It was on dLife, but I was reading there for a couple hours yesterday afternoon so not sure which article it was. Sorry.

berrykins0 2012-02-29 17:00:11 -0600 Report

keeping it under control my diabetes and doing what i told to do to keep it under control

MAYS 2012-03-01 13:02:07 -0600 Report

Well said!
The best way to deal with diabetes is to meet it head on, once we know the basics of diabetes management and practice it, it becomes second nature.
Don't ever brow beat yourself if you ever stumble or fall, get up and move on!
It can be rough sometimes but you have the knowledge and the ability to outwit diabetes, it fights but you must fight harder to tame it!…You can do it!

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