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soniac
By soniac Latest Reply 2013-07-30 23:18:13 -0500
Started 2013-07-29 15:10:18 -0500

Was diagnosed with diabetes in january and been on meds since and no one in my family has it i know i have to be on a strict diet i do it a few days then i just say screw this and dont diet i feel guilty later and say it wont happen again but it does and i just want to give up and feel very alone bcuz my family just dont show support instead offer me candy soda fried foods and even though i say no they insist i feel like they dont understand i just want someone to show support :)

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-07-30 23:08:22 -0500 Report

Hi soniac,

As others have said, you are not alone. I am glad you are here.

I'm sorry you aren't getting the support you need at home. Stay in touch with us. Diabetic Connect is the most awesome support team on the planet.

And take good care of yourself! Keep in touch!

Gary

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lemkedoris@yahoo.com 2013-07-30 09:48:55 -0500 Report

your not alone we are here for you been there too had to change every thing was hard have some support in my family on my husbands side and my daughter she works for a doctor so she makes sure i'm on it.but remember it's a hard road at first but you can do it had to kick myself few times ..

chica5738
chica5738 2013-07-29 20:35:43 -0500 Report

JUST BE STONG AND THE CHANGE WILL COME I KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO HAVE FAMILY TRYING TO GIVE YOU ALL THATS BAD FOR YOU…BUT I HAVE TO CONSTANTLY TELL MY HUSBAND AND HE IS GETTING IT SLOWLY..THIS IS ONLY THE 2CND WEEK FOR ME SO THIS IS VERY NEW BUT BEEN THROUGH MORE AND I HAVE FAITH THAT WE CAN ALL DO IT PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF IM LIVING PROOF ..OF WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE ON DIALYSIS AND HAVE KIDNEY FAILURE THIS HERE IS CAKE TO DO JUST SET YOUR MIND TO IT AND IT HAPPENS.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-07-29 19:03:53 -0500 Report

I'll second what Sherelle says. I'll only add that you've only been diagnosed a few months now and for some folks the "turnaround" can be just a few months, or like in my case over a year. Sounds like you're way ahead of the curve already. Take your time, show your strength and eventually like Sherelle says, you won't want the stuff anymore. Then the family will stop offering the junk, and who knows, they might just look up to you and give it up themselves.

soniac
soniac 2013-07-29 17:54:55 -0500 Report

Thank you sherelle the days i do eat rite i feel good its just the bad days or maybe lil depressed but thank you

Sherelle112
Sherelle112 2013-07-29 17:30:12 -0500 Report

I understand what you're saying!!! I found out in April but trust me when u stick with a good meal plan and start losing weight u wont want to eat the wrong things!! It sucks that they aren't more supportive, but buy some coke Zero, no sugar added icecream and when u haaaave to have it u will have better choices in your home!!! Once u really stop eating so many carbs you won't crave them like before!!! I'm here for us bc I totally understand and feel your pain!!! If u have any questions message me!!! It's your health so don't let how they act sway what u know u're supposed to be doing!!! <3

Sherelle112
Sherelle112 2013-07-29 17:27:21 -0500 Report

I understand what you're saying!!! I found out in April but trust me when u stick with a good meal plan and start losing weight u wont want to eat the wrong things!! It sucks that they aren't more supportive, but buy some coke Zero, no sugar added icecream and when u haaaave to have it u will have better choices in your home!!! Once u really stop eating so many carbs you won't crave them like before!!! I'm here for us bc I totally understand and feel your pain!!! If u have any questions message me!!! It's your health so don't let how they act sway what u know u're supposed to be doing!!! <3

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