New year , my first post

By Robert413 Latest Reply 2013-01-07 12:57:52 -0600
Started 2013-01-01 10:42:23 -0600

Happy New year to all , I just made this account and as a new year resolution I would like to take better care of my diabetes and keep it under control . I feel this app will motivate me to do better , and also express what I've been holding in - Robert413

28 replies

Nana_anna 2013-01-07 12:57:52 -0600 Report

Hi! Happy New Year! Glad you found DC. Good luck with your resolution. I have been on here almost 2 years. I am not on all the time though. I love the possitive responses that are offered. I hope you will have a great experience on here.

63Gina 2013-01-05 12:42:12 -0600 Report

Happy New Year and Welcome. What ever you been holding in, will hold back your progress. We all here love and support each other. Just know that you are not alone.

Tia Shirley
Tia Shirley 2013-01-05 01:07:14 -0600 Report

Welcome. Please take advantage of what your doctor will be able to offer you, what your friends here at Diabetic Connect can offer you and the help and support of your family if you share with them. Know you are not alone!!

iam2sweet 2013-01-03 10:27:17 -0600 Report

Happy New Year to the Community! Iam new to the community . First time in life part of physicals revealed my A1c at 8.5. Still did not see the Dr after the test results are out. Based on the postings I guess at this level I am diabetic . I am 42 haven't shared the news to mywife yet and feel lonely . Joined the group to follow tips to get the counts low.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-03 14:05:25 -0600 Report

Why didn't you contact the doctor. This is the very first step you should have taken. We can give you support and information but we cannot take the place of your doctor. Contact the doctors office and schedule an appointment to discuss your test results and a treatment plan.

You feel lonely because you haven't told your wife. She should go to the doctors with you because she can be supportive of you. What you should do Is tell her and then together research information on the disease. Write down a list of questions you both have for your doctor. Check around with family and friends and find out if any are diabetic. Most people know someone who is diabetic.

Being diabetic isn't the end of the world. You can still enjoy life. The one benefit is that you will now have to eat healthier. I have not stopped doing anything I was doing prior to being diagnosed.

Keep in mind that diabetes does not effect everyone the same way. What works for me may not work for you. I never try any supplements, over the counter medications without speaking with my doctor. I control my diabetes, diabetes does not control me. Good luck to you and talk to your doctor and your wife.

MAYS 2013-01-03 14:22:46 -0600 Report

Well said Jyce, being diagnosed with diabetes isn't the end of the world, it's the beginning of a more "self controlled" world that can be very enjoyable if you will only give yourself half of a chance, but i recommend that you give it much more than that and make it that much more enjoyable!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-03 20:31:26 -0600 Report

Thanks MAYS, you can never give up no matter what is going on in your life. Yesterday I was talking to our former Neighborhood Services Sgt. Even though he has retired, we still stay in contact and our friendship is just as strong. He told me that he would never forget the look on my face the day I was diagnosed. I told him before I told my sister. He said he knew that I was not going to stay down for long and he is so happy for what I have done since that day. I told him the best thing to do is to live your life and do what you can to make things better. Diabetes is not going to ever get me down. I won't let it. So I am going to have as much fun as I possibly can, do things I want to do and I am going to enjoy life.

MAYS 2013-01-03 12:02:11 -0600 Report

Although this wonderful site is a great place to seek out support and information pertaining to diabetes care and management, nothing can take the place of your doctor, or medical team when it comes diagnosing and devising a plan of action for managing your diabetes.

There is so much to learn about diabetes care and management and so much to do, the professional medical help that your medical team will provide will go a long way towards helping you to reach your goals (with your participation of course) of managing your diabetes.

You can always count on the Diabetic Connect Family for support, but please go and see your doctors and talk to your wife concerning this, and remember this, YOU are never alone when you are a member of this warm, loving, supportive family here at Diabetic Connect!



jayabee52 2013-01-03 11:00:59 -0600 Report

Why didn't you check back in with your Dr 2sweet? Not many of us here are qualified to Dx you. I know suspecting you have Diabetes is a thing which makes you feel alone and scared.

I know that from experience, because I peed on a dip strip and it came up 300. I didn't get to the Dr for 6 mos. and in that time I did a LOT of damage to my body. I made about every mistake a Person with Diabetes (PWD) can make, and have done a lot of damage to my body. I am about to have to go on dialysis to clean the toxic sludge from my blood vessels.

So I urge you to get back to your Dr ASAP and get Dx'd for sure and find out how Dr plans to help you fight this disease. You will find a lot of helpful people here who have not only survived this disease but have thrived!

I wished that DC had been around when I was first Dx'd. Perhaps the course of my life would have been vastly different than where it is taking me today.

Praying God's richest blessings upon you and yours in this New year!

James Baker

nanaellen 2013-01-03 10:12:59 -0600 Report

Happy New Year to you too Robert!! The FIRST thing you will learn here is you can "express" whatever and get some GREAT feedback!! People on here are GREAT and possess some insight that people without diabeties will never understand!! We've all "been there done that" and anything you need where we can help we're on it!! LOL If motivation is what your looking for you've come to the right place!! Welcome to DC!! :)

jimLE 2013-01-02 09:59:46 -0600 Report

howdy robert,and welcome to the group..i hope you learn what ever you need to learn,(if any thing) from us.happy new year.i hope 2013 is a better year for ya..

cherik 2013-01-01 18:45:56 -0600 Report

Welcome!! I have only been on here a couple months but have found it to be very helpful and informative. I am a caregiver for my husband and reading the posts gives me better insite to things he may be going thru.

Lyn VP
Lyn VP 2013-01-01 18:19:09 -0600 Report

Hi Im new here also, was diagnosed type 2 November 1st 2012 that date is etched in my head. Not taking meds hoping not to, working on diet and excercise to keep BS in control, so far so good this site is wonderful I have found out so much from reading others posts.

SandySilvers 2013-01-01 18:12:37 -0600 Report

Hi Robert…and welcome! I am fairly new here but I love it. You will too. Everyone is very helpful and nice. I was just diagnosed in August, so I come here to ask questions and get advice from people who have experience. Don't be afraid to ask alot of questions. It's one of the best ways to learn. Happy New Year!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-01-01 16:24:31 -0600 Report

Robert! I am so glad you are here. You are now part of the most supportive group of people, as you can see. I hope you will stay in touch with us. And happy 2013! Gary

jayabee52 2013-01-01 14:50:26 -0600 Report

Howdy Robert!

Welcome to Diabetic Connect. You will find here a group of friendly folks who understand one's feelings about Diabetes, because more than likely we've felt that way as well!


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-01 13:08:43 -0600 Report

Hi Robert and welcome to the DC family. You have found a great place to join. In order to motivate yourself, you have to stay positive and don't sweat the small stuff. Happy New Year to you.

GabbyPA 2013-01-01 13:02:14 -0600 Report

Well i think you are in a great place to make that happen. This site is wonderful and there are many members who will be more than happy to lend you a helping hand.

Welcome! and Happy New year