YOU are in charge!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-08-10 04:34:00 -0500
Started 2012-08-06 03:19:41 -0500

People who have diabetes can live a long, healthy, and productive life
by learning how to care for their diabetes.

More is being learned about diabetes and its treatment everyday. Keeping up with the latest information is important.

Adjusting to the diagnosis of diabetes is not an orderly, predictable process that everyone moves through the same way.

You may feel shock/denial/disbelief.
You may have fear, anger, guilt sadness, or you may accept that you have diabetes and be ready to make changes.

Information amd education are two of the keys to "opening the door" of dealing with diabetes.

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and
attended to with diligence.”
Abigail Adams, May 8, 1780.


27 replies

IronOre 2012-08-07 14:24:41 -0500 Report

What do you mean by "More is being learned about diabetes and its treatment everyday".
This area has been static for years. The last "new" thing that I have encountered is carb counting, and that started something like 20 years ago. Only the time it takes for a finger prick test has changed.
Please clue me in to these "new" things that you speak of.
The general things you mention apply to everybody, not just diabetics. "You are in charge of you life" . . . well, dah!

MAYS 2012-08-07 16:56:45 -0500 Report

Nice try, IronOre,
(Welcome back from your vacation, I hope that it was a pleasant one)
Many things in life may apply in theory, but are they always practiced?
Well, dah!

jayabee52 2012-08-07 15:35:15 -0500 Report

Well IronOre, there have certinly been advancements.

Whether or not you are aware of them, is entirely another issue.

Take a look at this article from revised in Nov 2007 ~

consider this from the National Library of Medicine / National institutes of health ~

or how about this brief article From the University of California Health ~

or this from ~

or try this ~

'Nuff said?

IronOre 2012-08-07 21:42:20 -0500 Report

Do me a favor.
You read you links and give me a short summary on them.

jayabee52 2012-08-08 13:16:44 -0500 Report

already read 'em looking them up for you. I chose those because they answered the challenge you made to Mays above. Should you not want to be enlightened by reading them yourself, that is not MY problem.

Nick1962 2012-08-07 15:48:44 -0500 Report

Let’s not leave out the Robotic Pancreas
And islet replacement therapy

IronOre 2012-08-07 21:41:28 -0500 Report

You name two things, that as of right now, are total zeros.
It will be at least 15 years before those are common.

Nick1962 2012-08-08 07:40:02 -0500 Report

Well, I see it as two things that weren't even on the horizon 15 years ago.
15 years ago you and I wouldn't even be having this conversation.
Even the advancements in social media such as this provide a greater understanding of diabetes and it's treatments. It may only be a small percentage, but I'd venture to say that this website alone has improved the lives of several diabetics with information they would have not gotten if left to their own devices.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-08-07 02:19:37 -0500 Report

This is wonderful for all those who don't understand diabetes and wonder why they don't have better control of it. Now, if we could only get the people who refuse to take it seriously involved that would be better. I wish everyone could be in control and healthy.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-07 11:32:44 -0500 Report

Red, I agree with you. People who don't take diabetes seriously are only hurting themselves. You can't stick your head in the sand and hope it goes away when you pull your head out. In the end when they start having problems because they didn't take it seriously will only have regrets.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-06 06:13:45 -0500 Report

Mays you are so right, as I go into my first year anniversary I feel like I've done well in controlling my D! That's right it's mine, it's my diagnosis and the choices that I make are MINE and the final outcome will be what I've accomplished towards a healthy lifestyle. My latest accomplishment is that I don't stress on the days that just don't go right! I am a perfectionist, but I realize that with D there are some days that I will just be baffled, when BG readings aren't where I want them to be!

MAYS 2012-08-06 15:22:03 -0500 Report

There is nothing wrong with being a "perfectionist" do your best and let the outcome of your life tell your story, make it a successful one, healthwise and all!

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