The Roller Coaster of Diabetes

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-04-11 12:54:48 -0500
Started 2012-04-09 06:42:09 -0500

Did you ever ride a roller coaster? When you anticipate the drop free fall feeling? Or the suprise of a turn? Well I thought that Diabetes is similar to a Roller Coaster Ride. You have your highs and lows, your curves, and surprises. SO what is next who knows? Are you ready for the challenge? Can you snap back once you have hit a low to balancing out? I find that is is weird but exhillerating ride. For I have all of you. When I am low, or high. To help balance out me. So wanna join in? LOL Lets make this a celebration of helping each other, to helping each other out when needed, and to know we aren't asking for a hand out just a Hand up!
Have a great day!:)

What do you think?

11 replies

Nick1962 2012-04-10 08:22:57 -0500 Report

Yup, used to happen frequently. Still does sometimes. I can have a good breakfast within my diet, then go out and cut the lawn and do yardwork thinking I'm getting exercise, only to come in 4 hours later with a BG of 120. What's up with that? then I'd spend hours trying to figure out if I somehow managed to eat something and forgot about it. Some days I'd swear i didn't which made me think I'm getting worse and out of control. Other days I'd catch myself doing it and have to leave myself a note to remind me when I test next. Frustrating! Aaaarghhhh!

Caroltoo 2012-04-10 18:20:10 -0500 Report

Nick: what I've read is that really physically strenous exercise is STRESS, so your BG goes up before it comes down.

Nick1962 2012-04-11 07:56:18 -0500 Report

Never thought of it that way, but it makes sense. Just seems so counter-intuitive, I actually enjoy days like that, having a task and working to get it done, out in the sunshine, seems like therapy. That's why I like it here - learn something new every day!

Caroltoo 2012-04-11 12:54:48 -0500 Report

True. I find physical (good) stress of work is relaxing, but still aparantly stresses the cell structure. Everything I've read on the subject says it does help to keep the overall BG lower AFTER you have recovered from the impact of cellular stress.

whiteTtger99 2012-04-09 07:23:56 -0500 Report

I've never thought of diabetes as a roller coaster ride. My depression is my roller coaster ride.

TsalagiLenape 2012-04-09 07:33:55 -0500 Report

Oic yet dont you have those times when you are not in depression? Not judging but when I am not, I am having a high. Feeling good about myself and life in general. Hugs

whiteTtger99 2012-04-09 19:01:03 -0500 Report

After 12 years of depression, I'm finally having my first break. I fell great and I'm able to take all my medication. Hurrah for modern medicine.

TsalagiLenape 2012-04-10 05:09:13 -0500 Report

It just sometimes takes time, determination and the knowing it should get better. So glad you are doing so well. Hugs

whiteTtger99 2012-04-10 06:20:18 -0500 Report

Over those 12 years I've had A1c's of over 10. At one point, I had a 14. We won't even talk about my not taking my oral meds.