Still not getting used to being a diabetic

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-06-13 19:12:03 -0500
Started 2012-06-07 23:14:12 -0500

I've been a diabetic for 4 years and I'm still not used to it .every day is still a challenge but I no God works in strange ways and I hope soon all get a hang of it it's hard to manage diabetes when I have other health problems to take care of to people don't realize that being a diabetic is so hard and stressful but I think God everyday that I'm still hear with my family so for all of you out there don't lose faith everything will get better just try to be patient

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wrmjw1 2012-06-13 19:12:03 -0500 Report

I dont think Ill ever get used to diabetes. Ive only had it for 2 years and I neglect to take my insulin some days. I also suffer from depression as well and its very difficult for me. I would go weeks sometimes a whole month without taking my insulin cause I figured that having diabetes was a way out. Everybody tells me to be patient, but when theres no money coming in and Im currently waiting for this disability hearing to go through its easy to lose faith in everything

flipmom 2012-06-11 22:23:17 -0500 Report

6 yrs and I havent gotten used to it yet either… but also grateful that I'm still standing!! regards to ya!

cindygal1 2012-06-09 14:09:23 -0500 Report

You never get uised to being a diabetic, you just have to accept and go on, I know I have some used problems besides being a diabetic, but I know that I have to take care of it and all of my other problems just to stay healthy. I hope that you learn to accept it, and continue to handle as you should. My Prays go out for you.

nanaellen 2012-06-09 00:23:34 -0500 Report

Had to laugh when I read this…ONLY cause it could be MINE!! Everybody told me the same thing,"Oh, You'll get used to it!!" It's been what 8 years now and guess what??? STILL NOT USED TO IT!! You'll eventually get the hang of it! JUST BE SURE OF ONE THING…YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! LOL Anything we can do to help?? This IS…THE place to be!! :) Yours, Ellen :)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-06-08 14:11:51 -0500 Report


I read your post and just wanted to say hi and to add my own virtual hug to the long list of other supporters here. It's a lot of work to live with a chronic condition like diabetes, a lot of work, a lot of frustration at times, and even harder when you are dealing with other conditions.

Two things that can help are education and support. The more you know about diabetes, the better position you will be in to keep it under control. This might help with the stress. And do you have people in your life who are supportive, who can be good listeners, who can just spend time with you when you don't want to be alone? Having supportive people around you makes the road a whole lot less lonely.

I am glad that you are here! Keep us posted on how you are doing!


lori lorchid
lori lorchid 2012-06-10 13:56:24 -0500 Report

I've been diabetic 6 1/2 yrs I knew about it but probably 7 1/2 or 8 totally. Some days are easier than others. I sometimes have to make 2-3 meals for my entire family, and it's no fun1 But each day is a new beginning!

Nana_anna 2012-06-08 09:32:32 -0500 Report

I am in agreement with everyone's response to this. I am not used to this. Its not fair, I keep stressing to myself. It's no fun to live with either. It sucks either way, you look at it. It really puts allot of stress on my entire being. It does effect my body daily. This also does bring up other health issues. Loosing weight helps, but it will always be there. I can only pray for that cure, or God's miracle of healing :)

adoptmom 2012-06-08 07:27:43 -0500 Report

Hugs to you. I've had diabetes, diagnosed, for the past 12 years and I'm still not used to it, so I can completely understand how you feel. Just wanted to let you know you are not alone in your feelings and give you a big virtual hug.

angry diabetic
angry diabetic 2012-06-08 05:33:35 -0500 Report

wow, i don't know how to put this really, i have been diabetic for 8 years now, and i have still not accepted it, i still feel sick everyday, and sad, and stressed.. i can't eat right.. it sucks! need loads of help… good luck, hope u do better than i am xxx

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