Being an Hypochondriac on Diabetes

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-08-30 19:40:45 -0500
Started 2012-08-24 00:38:57 -0500

Well I was told I am this: A Hypochondriac

definition of it is:

I have no support on this at home, bare mininum from my doctor(s). So I dont consider myself an hypochondriac. I am simply my own Health Advocate.
Because I dont want to be a part of the Blind leading the blind. I want to improve and make my life better. I want to help others realize the major and minor points of this disease. So if I can help one that is all that matters.

What do you think?

16 replies

pixsidust 2012-08-30 19:17:59 -0500 Report

Yep, Thats all that matters. Sounds like someone is near you that shouldn't be. Remember you deserve better than that and are well
loved from all of us here

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-30 11:08:45 -0500 Report

Tsalgi, forgot to tell you that people will say a person is a Hypochondriac because they can't see the illness. You have never given me the impression that you are a hypochondriac. I worked with a woman who was a hypochondriac and even though she was a very sweet person she was always ill with some kind of perceived disease.

MAYS 2012-08-26 13:04:50 -0500 Report

We are resposible for our own health and safety, do what you must do for you regardless of what others may say, or how they may feel.
In the end "Could have, Would have and Should have" all mean "Didn't" and that could spell disaster for anyone who knows what they should be doing, and doesn't do it!

Help others by showing them, as well as telling them, wear your conditions proudly on your sleeves as a person that did what needed to be done so that you can walk upright with confidence knowing that you made your good health possible by caring more about yourself, and less about what others had to say!

GabbyPA 2012-08-24 22:29:29 -0500 Report

Why would someone call you a hypochondriac? Sometimes we talk about our issues or conditions more than other people want to hear, but that is not the same. We have to get out there and make a difference for ourselves and even for others. That is not being a hypochondriac.

I have a friend who falls in the hypochondriac category. I say that because any illness someone has, she has it worse. That makes me crazy, but it is how she is. The sad thing is that she does have some serious issues, but like the boy who cried wolf, it is hard to tell when she is telling the truth.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-28 13:10:01 -0500 Report

Gabby I am not one to talk about my condition more than other people. The simple fact is if you do a lot of talking about it, people stop listening. My friends, family members and I including the ones who are diabetic have not talked about diabetes in months. We have more important things to discuss. Every now and then if we have a diabetic related problem there will be a discussion.

Everyone has issues and many have some kind of medical conditions however, constantly bringing it up and making it a part of every conversations isn't necessary. I have a friend who constantly talks about her high blood pressure, what she can or cannot eat, what her doctor says to the point I told her I am so sick and tired of hearing about your high blood pressure. You are not the only one with it and you barely pay attention to what the doctor says so why are you telling me. She asked me why I didn't care. I said I care but I just don't care to listen to you moan and groan about what you can and cannot do. We have a much better friendship now that she knows I don't care to listen to her constant complaints, her highs and lows regarding her high blood pressure.

You have to take into consideration that others may be tired of hearing it. This doesn't mean they won't or aren't being supportive they simply are tired of hearing about your issues and conditions on a regular basis. I wait for people to ask how my numbers are doing or how am I with neuropathy and if they don't ask I don't bring it up. This is why my support system works so well for me.

TsalagiLenape 2012-08-28 22:10:13 -0500 Report

Actually the only time I bring it up is when someone asks me a question. Otherwise, I do normal conversations with them.

TsalagiLenape 2012-08-25 10:03:02 -0500 Report

For I am talking about it. How different things can help diabetics not just myself. Since most of the people I know are diabetic some in denial. So if it helps great. I dont cry wolf per se. I just want to increase someone's knowledge and if it helps one person that is what matters.

GabbyPA 2012-08-26 18:19:01 -0500 Report

That sounds like you are just a great advocate for yourself and others. Keep it up. People have to call names to things that they are uncomfortable with. Don't let them keep you down. Keep doing what you are doing.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-08-24 22:13:57 -0500 Report

Well, only you know how you feel, and only drs can tell you if it is real or not. By that, I mean if it is in your head only or you actually have what can be seen, felt, or determined by labs. Either way, you feel it so it has to be treated. Now if you constantly are popping up with what others mention or are always saying your sick, then it could be true? You either get help or don't go around the people who don't want to hear your complaints:)

TsalagiLenape 2012-08-25 10:01:28 -0500 Report

I am not sick yet I offer ideas and etc to those who are diabetic for a better life.

annesmith 2012-08-28 00:40:52 -0500 Report

Hypochondria? No, you never once came off to me like you are a hypochondriac at all. I highly suspect that the person that said you are just does not want to listen very much. You always are so helpful, and I like you a lot. Sincerely, Anne

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