Do you blame everything because your diabetic?

Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2008-12-13 22:44:32 -0600
Started 2008-12-13 05:47:36 -0600

When things go wrong with anything or say everything, do you always go back and blame it on having diabetes?

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Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2008-12-13 22:44:32 -0600 Report

Having diabetes is just one more serioue
health problem for me. I guess I have so many sick & pain filled days I choose to be happy no mater what. I have a husband and children and grandchildren. It would hurt them if I let my pain dictate how I act.


highlandcitygirl 2008-12-13 19:40:30 -0600 Report

i didn't use to blame my "metebolic syndrome", or pre-diabetes, i thought i was just nuts! my doctor said it was just my bad luck. now i just blame him for telling me! LOL!!!! it just depends on what mood i'm in,i have lots of things to pick from now!

Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2008-12-13 19:32:44 -0600 Report

I never used to, but it's gotten to the point where a lot of my problems ARE because of my diabetes. My lack of stamina for one. I used to be able to walk quite a bit… run for the matter, but I can't now due to the neuropathy in my feet. Too painful. One of the medications I take for my transplants (a steroid) causes insomnia, so I miss a LOT of sleep and get tired pretty easily.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-13 19:42:58 -0600 Report

Sparrow,I just wrote in the discussion under sleep. I too was taking steroids for over a year and a half. I just was weened of. I can't tell you the last time I had a real sleep. Can that be due to any of the transplant medications and the steroids. I loss all my muscle mass. I went into a coma 44 days after my transplant and have never been the same. I was so active, and now learning how to walk all over again. Maybe I am using all my flustrations and blaming it on diabetes…Debe

2008-12-13 18:52:53 -0600 Report

No, I do not blame everything on being diabetic. I have so many medical problems, you can't just pinpoint one. Of course, when it comes right down to it, I blame it on just my bad luck!!!

2008-12-13 10:40:11 -0600 Report

I don't think I blame everything on being diabetic but it is always on my mind. Sometimes I think this disease can turn us into obsessive compulsive people.. lol (not funny I know) We always have to remember to do our testing, to exercise, to eat the right foods, it's always there. Can't take a day off, can't take a break, it's a constant. I can see how it would be easy to blame everything on diabetes… heck the doctors do and blow off everything else until it's serious and can be life threatening … IMHO (in my humble opinion)…


Anonymous 2008-12-13 10:00:31 -0600 Report

No I do not blame my diabetes on things because I have other health problems more severe than diabetes. I do blame my drugs sometime for my feelings of doom and gloom. And then if I am not in a good mood my husband will say "Did you take your happy pills" meaning either my hormones or pain pills. and then I will know I am biting his head off for no reason. But not the diabetes for everything but I do get in a mood where I get tired of testing, poking, shots and watching all that I eat. But then i come back to reality and remember what the consequences would be if I did not do all that. So I put down that big bag of cookies and chips and get a carrot. LOL

GabbyPA 2008-12-13 08:50:37 -0600 Report

What a profound question. I think it is a natural tendancy to do that. It is harder to admit that is our own personality that is shining thru. I can be very ugly at times and it may be convenient to blame my sugar levels, but it is more likely how I am dealing with other things...or not dealing with them.

I do belive that it is always best not to blame anything for how we act. Just to own up to it, apologize if neseccary and move on. No beating up of yourself, and not grudge to carry. Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself. Lord knows we need it!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-13 05:52:17 -0600 Report

On a bad day for me, like just when things don't go right, I blame it on my diabetes. If I check my BS and it is normal, I think maybe I should look for another solution. But I feel I sometimes use my diabetes as a crutch to have an excuse for all my answers. Actually I have my mother believe me. Its just me having a pity party for myself…Debe