Finally out of Denial!

By kmtcarolina Latest Reply 2013-01-23 20:39:37 -0600
Started 2013-01-10 13:03:58 -0600

Helly to all. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2010. And I went into denial. and now i don't know what I need to do to get back on track. I don't know if I need to go back to my doctor and get back on my meds, see a dietician or what. Right now I have nothing to get back on track. I just need asome information and support. Happy New Year to all. And Thanks in advance.

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mhcfc13 2013-01-23 20:39:37 -0600 Report

I had been to the Dr for various things. A 6.2 A1C labeled me as a pre-diabetic. I did not think much of it, because I had other things that required a diet change. My last labs put me twice what my Dr. considered a normal A1C, so I think that time in life was the denial stage for me. I am looking just like you are. The suggestions from my doctor seems to be the same as what I am hearing for diet and exercise. The is a lot of information, so I need to figure first which fits me for where I am now. Good luck to you.

Mrs.Sweet 2013-01-13 09:05:46 -0600 Report

Hi there, I'm so glad you are back on the road to being healthy again. And don't get mad at yourself it happens to us all. Some times more then once too.

manapua72 2013-01-11 22:14:20 -0600 Report

Just Joyce & James … I never thought if it as denial but after hearing your points of view , well maybe I was in denial … Yet as I said I am doing all I can now … Yes I've had some minor complications … I've been fortunate to have had nothing major as of yet show up … I hope any that might read this , remember even if u have major complications due to diabetes it's still never to late to change your health for the better …

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-11 12:39:09 -0600 Report

The information you need is to call a doctor, make an appointment with him/her.
Seek out a dietitian and do what you should be doing. Denial of diabetes can cause problems if you ignore it for a long period of time.

manapua72 2013-01-11 01:33:45 -0600 Report

I was never in denial … I just didn't give a ____ … So for years I lived as if I had no diabetes and ate and lived as if I was normal … The only thing I changed was I stopped drinking regular soda pop and switched to diet … I finally after many years decided I gotta fight this , and that I'm happy to say is what I'm currently doing …,

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-11 12:37:15 -0600 Report

If you know you are diabetic and do nothing about it, you are in denial. My cousin did the same thing, I watched him gain weight to the point breathing was a problem. He ate and drank everything he got his hands on. Tried to tell me I could do the same thing. He was diagnosed at least 10 years before me. He has been on dialysis for over 4 years. Early in December he lost a toe. He called me and told me. The first thing I said was I really don't care if you lost your toe, your foot or your entire leg. You know you are diabetic and have known for years and you chose to do nothing and nothing anyone said to you registered. I also told him I didn't care that he was on dialysis because diabetes ruined his kidneys. You did this to yourself for years and now you want sympathy. I cannot feel sorry for anyone who refuses to accept a problem and take steps to solve the problem or make it better. I feel sorry for those who are doing all they can to improve their health and something like this happens to them. Now he is on a diet, taking his meds and eating properly. A little too late to save his toe or kidneys but at least it is a start. When I told him I was diagnosed and he saw me losing weight he asked how I was doing it. I told him, he asked what foods I didn't eat, I told him. He asked if I would help him. I helped but he didn't keep his end of the bargin. I told him he was on his own. I only give a person 3 chances.

I am not the one to ask for sympathy when things a person does can harm them. If a person knows they are diabetic, have high blood pressure or any other medical problem and refuse to accept it and not do what they should be doing, do not come running to me once you start getting sicker and sicker. Grow up and take responsibility for your health.

I commend you for taking the steps you took to gain control of your health. Keep up the good work. You could be a very good advocate for those in denial.

Jazzie Marie
Jazzie Marie 2013-01-12 11:21:45 -0600 Report

Just Joyce, I'm with you all the way. Sympathy is for those who can't do anything for a particular problem, not for those who are just lazy or in denial!.

jayabee52 2013-01-11 02:47:56 -0600 Report

Not giving it a thought (or as your blank would suggest a "flying fig" putting it in polite terms) IS denial if I ever heard it.

However you may want to spin the period before you started caring and started managing your Diabetes I commend you for starting to care and taking care of yourself.

MAYS 2013-01-10 13:33:31 -0600 Report

Hello, and Welcome to the family!
The very first thing that you should do is to schedule an appointment with your doctor, from there together you can devise a plan of action to manage your diabetes.
Work as closely as you can with your medical team, ask questions, answer their questions as honestly as you can, tell them about any concerns that you may have and learn as much as you can about diabetes.

Finally, don't give up on yourself no matter what, denial happens sometimes, you are now in a position mentally to cope with this situation, diabetes care can be overwhelming sometimes but you can do it, all you have to do is to try!
Once again, "Welcome to the family!"