Role model for those with diabetes

Hyrum Anderton
By Hyrum AndertonCA Latest Reply 2013-05-27 08:31:36 -0500
Started 2013-05-20 16:22:54 -0500

Most of the people I know do not control their diabetes very well but this man is someone you can look up to. He has been able to control his diabetes for over 80. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-news/...

Who is your role model or who inspires you take care of your diabetes?


12 replies

Caseo66
Caseo66 2013-05-27 08:31:36 -0500 Report

I found out I was diabetic in February of this year. My fasting blood sugar was 400. My triglycerides were 1864, cholesterol was 434, A1C was 12.3. My physician put me on Metformin 2000mgtwice a day and Amaryll 2.5 mg twice a day. I teke Trilpix for my triglycerides as well as 1000 mg of over the counter Niacin twice a day and 2400 mg of OTC fish oil twice a day. In thirty days my lipids were back to normal with cholesterol being 159 and triglycerides at 162. I'm not sure which one helped to bring down my lipids but I know I certainly feel better. If you start taking over the counter Niacin you need to take the flush free kind. Regular Niacin will make you think you're going to catch on fire. LOL. Good luck! I hope this helped.

Titan12
Titan12 2013-05-24 06:47:16 -0500 Report

My dad also was diabetic we lost him in 2005. He was only 57. It scares me I'm 46 now and have been diabetic for about six years. It is so hard .i have to do seven different shots a day of insulin
So hard to stay on track.plus I've put on a lot of weight sence then and can't seem to loose any

jlively1
jlively1 2013-05-22 19:37:11 -0500 Report

My dad had diabetes and always did his best to take care of himself. He is my role model but unfortunately he is no longer here. He lived to be 76 but wouldn't have lived that long without taking care of himself the way he did.

jenny2345
jenny2345 2013-05-22 15:36:56 -0500 Report

i had my diabetes since i was ten 1/2 . I'm trying to be stable some time it hard but, it not as hard if stay focus on it. my last a1c 6.3. i 'm hoping for five and i want get bloodpressure and cholsterol. i'm only 22 years old . Any ideas? My role model is my doctor, his is Dr, charles Bruhn

Set apart
Set apart 2013-05-21 21:56:45 -0500 Report

I really don't have a role model who lives with T1 and does it with care, but I have met so many role models here on DC who are like role models to me. Like Just Joyce said, you havd so much to learn and really can't depend on others, it's about what you do! I do have to say that individuals here like Diet cherry, James, Mays, MewElla, Reindeer, Gwen, and the list goes on are real to me! Although none of us are perfect, we are fighting everyday for the right to live and be happy. You asked who my role models are, they are real people here on DC, who live with D every day and take time to support others on DC!

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2013-05-21 12:43:24 -0500 Report

Nobody.

While I respect my diabetic elders, I do not "follow". If I can adopt an approach which makes sense I shall. But I am not inspired to do what must be done. Respectfully.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-20 20:09:15 -0500 Report

My parents were my role models. Other than them, I don't use people as role models. I don't put people on pedestals and I certainly don't look up to celebrities or athletes. I am far too independent to have role models.

The role model I use is "me". Diabetes is different for many people. Technology is far more advanced than when this man was diagnosed. Many people with diabetes could live that long if they simply took care of themselves. Although I wish him the best, I would never use him as a role model.

Hyrum Anderton
Hyrum AndertonCA 2013-05-21 10:40:25 -0500 Report

I agree Just Joyce no one should be put on a pedestal, but I do think you can look to someone like that and think wow if he could take care of his diabetes when technology was horrible I defiantly should be able to do this with the technology we have now days.

I do appreciate your comment though. I think eventually you have to want to take care of your diabetes for you and be your own role model.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-21 10:56:57 -0500 Report

Hyrum people simply don't take care of themselves once they become diabetic. You have to own the disease and take care of it. Making excuses as to why you aren't testing, not educated about the disease, not knowing what to eat, not knowing how many carbs you should have per meal, is your own fault.

If you have a computer you can find out these things. If you have a doctor, you should be asking him or her these same questions as well as for medical advice.

People have been living successfully with diabetes for decades. There is absolutely no viable excuse you can give in this day and age for having lack of knowledge or for not taking proper care of yourself.

I feel good for those who accomplish there goals and post them. However, I am even more happy when I find my test results are in the range I want them to be. Good luck to you and be your own role model. Cheer for yourself when you reach a goal. Saves time waiting for others to cheer for you.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-21 10:56:45 -0500 Report

Hyrum people simply don't take care of themselves once they become diabetic. You have to own the disease and take care of it. Making excuses as to why you aren't testing, not educated about the disease, not knowing what to eat, not knowing how many carbs you should have per meal, is your own fault.

If you have a computer you can find out these things. If you have a doctor, you should be asking him or her these same questions as well as for medical advice.

People have been living successfully with diabetes for decades. There is absolutely no viable excuse you can give in this day and age for having lack of knowledge or for not taking proper care of yourself.

I feel good for those who accomplish there goals and post them. However, I am even more happy when I find my test results are in the range I want them to be. Good luck to you and be your own role model. Cheer for yourself when you reach a goal. Saves time waiting for others to cheer for you.

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