I'm scared of becoming/ being a diabetic

By Madinga Latest Reply 2012-03-08 01:33:47 -0600
Started 2012-03-04 22:11:07 -0600

I'm so scared of this

27 replies

Armourer 2012-03-07 16:58:52 -0600 Report

If you don't have it, this is a wake up call to change! If you have it, accept it and take the beast by the horns and make the changes necessary to control it. I didn't until it got out of control and for some things to late, now I'm doing fire control to prevent some problems from progressing. Good luck!

Big Joe 74
Big Joe 74 2012-03-06 22:47:38 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed bout month ago and everyone was so sympathetic. I have taken the bull by the horns and changed my lifestyle, diet, personal trainer. In a weird way I'm almost glad I got it cause it has brought on a new me. I already have way more energy, eating better, losing weight and have actually started to enjoy working out. It's all how u pose yourself. Good luck.

byrun 2012-03-07 08:25:38 -0600 Report

Way to go, Big Joe!!!! I also feel that I am healthier now than I have been in decades.

EdnaShukis 2012-03-05 16:24:09 -0600 Report

Madinga, there is no need to fear becoming a diabetic. Do a lot of research on how to prevent it or to control it. Once you become better informed it won't be so scary. I have been a diabetic for 36 years and take reasonably good care of it but I have renewed my commitment to becoming healthier. It is just a part of me like my green eyes, I need to protect them every day and become adept at keep being healthy, the same with diabetes, A big Hug, Hope this helps. I have never been really denied anything because of my disease, I don't treat it as an illness, while I was young I had a very rewarding career and never missed work because of my diabetes!

pixsidust 2012-03-05 13:43:56 -0600 Report

It is a scary thing…but not without hope
My grandpa lived till he was 88 as a Diabetic
I am one year into it.
If so…and you are… then you can plan your success
We will all do our best to help you
Let us know…we are all waiting to hear and to help

Young1s 2012-03-05 10:18:38 -0600 Report

It's alright to be afraid. This is something that will be with you for a lifetime but it can be controlled. But my questions to you are, given your discussion title, are you now a diabetic? If not, then what are you doing to avoid it? You may be giving yourself undue stress for no reason. What symptoms are you experiencing? Because having symptoms of being diabetic doesn't mean you are diabetic.

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-05 09:43:05 -0600 Report

Being scared is normal Trust me. Yet you are in the right place if this should happen to be so. Lots of support Love and help at your fingertips. Just like the first time you rode a bike you were scared. Normal and relax we all are here to help you. Hugs

berrykins0 2012-03-05 08:29:24 -0600 Report

your are here were you will get support for any questions or concerns you have it will everything will be ok take it easy.

Caroltoo 2012-03-04 22:40:41 -0600 Report

I was afraid when I first found out, but now that I've lived with it a while, I realize it has given me the reason I needed to improve my diet and exercise patterns. I am healthier than I was when I was diagnosed.

Keep us posted as you find out more on Tuesday. We can be lots of support for you and answer many of your questions.

Welcome to diabetic connect. Want to be friends. I am going to follow you and, if you want to be friends, follow me back. That will complete the cycle.

Madinga 2012-03-05 12:12:39 -0600 Report

Thanks to all your great support I just hope that all is well in Tuesday! But I honestly think that I am

EdnaShukis 2012-03-05 16:28:30 -0600 Report

I will be keeping you in my prayers and thoughts on Tuesday for a good outcome and to give you strength to face what ever you have to face!

pixsidust 2012-03-04 22:18:17 -0600 Report

Lets talk more…
Why do you feel you are in danger?
Where are these thoughts coming from?
Do you have family thats Diabetic?
Are your habits unhealthy?
Talk further…

Madinga 2012-03-04 22:24:29 -0600 Report

Why do I feel like my world is crashing down! Sometimes I wish I could just run on front a truck! A moving one at that!!!

EdnaShukis 2012-03-05 16:29:52 -0600 Report

I don't really like this but I can understand how you feel… and you will feel differently when you get support here and become more educated on how to take care of your self. Never over look diet and exercise!

Madinga 2012-03-04 22:23:01 -0600 Report

I have had some symptoms of becoming a diabetic but I'll be sure on Tuesday after I go to the doctor and do some blood work but most likely I am diabetic and that scares me like wow!!!

Bamberg 2012-03-05 02:23:30 -0600 Report

It doesn't have to be all bad. It gave me the jolt I needed to quit smoking and lose 30 pounds. I'm probably healthier now than I've been in years. Think of it as an opportunity to deal with things you may have been putting off. Whatever you do, don't try to ignore it.

Nick1962 2012-03-05 09:47:19 -0600 Report

That's exactly what happened to me. Sounds kinda weird, but I'm healthier with diabetes than without.

Nick1962 2012-03-07 07:51:42 -0600 Report

Funny how that works huh Jeanae? I sit back now and look at how enriched my life has become. Maybe it would have happened anyway, but for the life of me I can't figure out how.

Young1s 2012-03-07 08:15:58 -0600 Report

I fee the same way, Nick. "One day I'm going to eat better and exercise more" was always on my lips and in my mind, but I always put it off for whatever reason. But D has left me with no other choice and not more excuses. Just the kick in the pants I needed.

Nick1962 2012-03-07 11:27:36 -0600 Report

Yup, same thing. Always an excuse not to start something. But isn't that the way things seem to happen? Bad things happen to make good things?