What They Should Know - Blog Week 2012 - day 5

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2012-08-12 06:10:33 -0500
Started 2012-05-18 09:11:23 -0500

What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes? Let’s do a little advocating and post what we wish people knew about diabetes. Have more than one thing you wish people knew? Go ahead and tell us everything.

23 replies

Jccandals 2012-08-12 06:10:33 -0500 Report

that I dont need someone checking up on me to make sure I am okay, I have been taking care of myself all these years and one has to trust that I still know how to do that

Patty0057 2012-08-11 06:18:18 -0500 Report

That you cannot ' save carbs' all day so that you can go out & have a big dinner. It's not like eating differently because you're on a diet to lose weight. It's eating differently to maintain quality of life.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-08-11 07:01:48 -0500 Report

I Had to explain this to one of my sisters. She has a friend with diabetese who does this all the time. She was wondering why I didn't just eat something now and balance it out lateer.

genniedevera 2012-08-10 20:35:31 -0500 Report

I've only been diagnosed 2 months ago. I agree with everyone here. It truly is a change in lifestyle, not just cutting down on sugar or carbs, etc.

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2012-07-30 21:05:34 -0500 Report

A lot of people who don't know about diabetes think that all diabetics are alike. That's so not true. Every diabetic is different. We all have different things we can & cannot eat. We have different metabolisms , different health issues ect. Sometimes my sugar is very low and I may need something sweet to bring my levels up to normal. I have been criticized before by people that don't understand.

MHoskins2179 2012-05-19 13:10:17 -0500 Report

I wrote up my version on that prompt over at DiabetesMine, trying to take a different spin on it while advocating. I think out of everything, I'd want the non-D world to know that this isn't easy, even if we make it look easy, and that we're always thinking about diabetes and worrying to some degree. That'd be my main train of thought on this topic.

JSJB 2012-05-18 14:59:23 -0500 Report

I learned to eat and live healthier but wish I did it before getting this condition.
I would advise them to learn to eat the right foods and to exercise if they are not already doing it.

dietcherry 2012-05-18 11:27:46 -0500 Report

Im not fragile or "sickly" just because I have D!! As long as I take care of myself, Im just as healthy, probably healthier, than you !!!

jayabee52 2012-05-18 09:24:48 -0500 Report

Since my 3 sons have diabetes on both sides of their family (me of course and their maternal grandmother) I would like to impress upon them the necessitity of keeping their weight under good control.

Two of my sons are in the military and have to maintain a Physical Training goal to stay in the military but my other son has been out of the military for a couple of years and now is developing a "gut" (from where I understand the insulin resistence comes) I would hate to see him go through what I go through. But I know that nagging is counter-productive, so I do what I can to encorage him.

His father in law also has diabetes, so between the examples of him and me I would pray that he gets the idea that diabetes is nothing with which to trifle.

Diefleu 2012-08-10 21:58:57 -0500 Report

That no I don't need a candy bar to fix my high blood sugar and no I don't need a shot to fix my low blood sugar. oh and yes I can eat that. Lol

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