Scared and alone

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-08-09 18:57:31 -0500
Started 2013-07-27 16:59:22 -0500

I'm scared to even eat sense I found out that I'm diabetic. I'm only 31. But I feel like a child. Feeling so lost. My sugar level hasn't dropped below 250 sense I was told and has gone up too 365. And I haven't really eaten anything. Help! :-(

12 replies

JadeyJ 2013-08-03 20:05:04 -0500 Report

Hi, yes just thought I would reply you, as scared is an emotion i think we all experience when we were first diagnosed. I know I was , noone in my family has ever had this before so why me!!!. But the more you research and get an understanding of it, things will become second nature. It does mean you need to take into account what you are eating and i have done this by checking my BGs before each meal and 2 hours after. It soon became apparent where most of my problem foods were coming from and I adjusted my diet a round it.

Dont be afraid of eating, as this will only cause your BG to rise regardless.
Try not to stress either, stress can also elevate things. Just take a big breath, know you are not alone.

Write down your meals of what your eating and try adjusting them to suit your body. It wont happen over night, but in a few weeks u might start seeing slight changes. Discuss your fears with doctor or nurse. Use this page as a support network and research. I wish you good luck and lets hear how you are progressing. *big hugs*

sydneydiane 2013-08-03 11:36:10 -0500 Report

When I was diagnosed I was 17 and in the middle of my senior year in high school, I was so scared! Just keep moving forward, take it day by day. I say, one test, one bolus, one day at a time. It gets me through. you're going to have good days and horrible days. Just never give up. Try to get involved with a charity for diabetes or raise some money yourself to donate, it really makes you feel like you're not alone. Youll get the hang of it! Good Luck!

BeeHappy2 2013-08-02 22:46:53 -0500 Report

My solution was to pretend like the doctors were all wrong, and I am very lucky because that didn't kill me! But, diabetes can cause other problems, too, if a person tries to ignore it and eats poorly, so finally, I've been trying to wrestle this stuff under control. Today, I read this — it is a Kindle book but even if you don't have a Kindle, you can buy and download a Kindle book and get a free Kindle reader so you can use it on any number of computers or smartphones. I recommend it because it is short and very clear and very straight forward — and then you can go from there. Here's where you can find it:

Good luck! You can do it — you just have to know what to do and it's not as hard as it seems at first :-)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-07-28 20:31:39 -0500 Report


You are not alone. I hope you will stay in touch with us. But I also hope you are working closely with your doctor. Take good care of yourself. Stay on the path!


Anonymous 2013-07-28 14:42:40 -0500 Report

hey there. You should return to whomever diagnosed you and tell them what you have just posted. It will get better but the right type of meds have to work. Diabetes is not a death sentence unless you over load with too many sweets. Your meds, if you are taking them correctly, should be doing much better than what you are reporting., Whomever diagnosed you should be contacted again. Please go back to whomever this was and explain what you are going thr u.

jigsaw 2013-07-28 10:59:02 -0500 Report

I have been a type 2 for 20 years, and still going strong! It's simply a matter of learning good mgmt. Most of us are lucky enough to be able to successfully manage our diabetes. Good info is readily available on web sites, DC, etc. Beware of inaccurate info, that is floating around also. There is an abundance of healthy foods that those with diabetes can eat. Learn which foods are healthy, and what foods are not. Personally, I eat many types of food with the exception of junk food. Your body will let you know where some common sense should be integrated, as well as more knowledge. Odds are, that you can get your blood glucose and diabetes well within healthy limits, with the correct information.

bbchen68 2013-07-27 23:58:49 -0500 Report

My doc tells me this same information, you have to eat! One thing I have been looking into is glycemic index. Like how a piece of fresh watermelon burns thru you super fast, and peanut m and m's go slowly. Not that anyone should go buy a giant bag of nutty candy… Just that some foods cause us to climb and bottom out fast and others will help us stay steady.

Scarlet03 2013-07-27 23:33:14 -0500 Report

Remember…here you're not alone . It's valid you're frightened, breathe …if you haven't started medication yet, I can tell you. Most meats have no carbs. And helps with keeping a steady blood sugar. But if you haven't done it yet, sign up for nutrition classes for diabetes . All diabetics go through these exact feelings . You'll be ok…((((Hugs))))

coolgirl 2013-07-27 22:05:51 -0500 Report

not eating is the worse thing to do, you must eat just watch how much you eat, and you're not alone we at DC are here for you, talk to your doctor about what and how you feel best of wishes to

SadieMae08 2013-07-27 19:50:34 -0500 Report

Your blood sugar will rise if you don't eat. It took me a long time to figure this out, and it's amazing how a diabetic body works. Eat a snack of 15g of carbs. Fist-Size apple, granola bar, banana.. You need to eat! Stay away from juice!

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