(Glucose) It's kind of like dynamite!*

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-03-21 19:40:17 -0500
Started 2012-03-20 13:13:09 -0500

Whenever you think that you have it bad, always remember that somewhere in this great big world, someone has it worse than you do.

My reason for stating that is this, we tend to focus on our misfortune(s) (diabetes) and venting about such makes us feel a little bit better, but for how long?

Until the next "venting" session!
Before you make that next appointment to vent, read this:


I am not knocking anyone for venting, it's sometimes necessary to deal with our problems in life, all I am saying is that in addition to venting a change in attitude along with an adjustment in action (more physical than mental) will go a long way in dealing with diabetes.

Diabetes can happen to anyone, once diagnosed "we" control the severity of the disease and along with our medical team, the action required to manage it!

My shoulder is always there for someone to cry on but expect me to hand you a box of tissue to wipe your eyes along with a pencil and a piece of paper for you to begin planning the next phase of dealing with life's problems.

Doctors can't do it alone and medications are useless without your honest contribution to managing your diabetes.
This is not an attack on anyone, but attack me if you will, although diabetes is an individuals disease "I" know that it can be managed successfully, I do it daily, I have my good days, my bad days, my ups and my downs.

Sometimes I fight, other days I want to give in, give up and surrender, but I don't!

It may take more time and effort for some, and less for others but the key words are time, action, dedication and eventually positive results!

"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world." - Helen Keller

Let's find the strength to control what we can, if not it will control us.

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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-03-21 19:40:17 -0500 Report

One of many questions, if they have known since 2008 about what 60 carbs at a time does, why do they keep telling people eat 60 carbs at a meal.
Maybe it was the vicodin, and other meds in my system that had me confused. When the hospital dietician/whatever title she had person told me about eating carbs I thought I had to eat that many carbs per meal and snack. I did that for the first few months. Then as I kept checking my BG and eating the alloted carbs and reading up about Diabetes the light slowly dawned.
Gluten is not the only intolerance my body has. Most of the gluten free products sub evil wheat for rice, corn, oat (all of which are equally guillty in causing BG spikes for me. Seems to me gluten intolerance may be a misnomer in my case. It should read grain intolerance. Perhaps there are studies underway about Type 2 Diabetes just being a form of allergic reaction. Not as quick acting as anaphyllactic shock, but still can pose the risk of death.

Nick1962 2012-03-20 14:24:11 -0500 Report

So true! If we could channel all that worry and emotion more into action and willpower, we'd all be better off.