By splitpea922 Latest Reply 2013-08-16 15:44:02 -0500
Started 2013-08-15 12:39:58 -0500

Hey everyone. I havent been on in awhile. Been so busy with the move in and kids. One thing that is always in the back of my mind though is that I do not control my diabetes…still. I am type 1, diagnosed 2 years ago and I still have no control. I dont carb count at ALL and I rarely check my blood sugar or bolus. Just thinking about doing all those things makes me mad and depressed so I dont do them. The if I dont do them, I am always stressed. I really dont know what to do. Anyone have any ideas how I can get back on track???

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Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2013-08-16 15:44:02 -0500 Report

the first thing is try to slow down some ,
get you a stress free zone ,
even if it needs to be outside or in the car , then read a book , play a game , if you have pets play with them , have fun , and a little time for yourself .
stress by itself kept my blood sugar levels high , for me taking control of my runaway steamroller took supplements ,
a 4 - 2 count deep breath inhale for a 4 count through the nose then exhale for a 2 count 8 times slows do the hyper speed i get into many times,
i had to slow down my mind and environment . it's a tough thing to do , this community will help , time with a friend will help too.

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-15 17:15:51 -0500 Report

It's always hard to start, but once you do begin you'll find it gets easier. I understand the anger about having this, but ignoring it is very dangerous for you.
Just meet it head on, try to look at it differently, that's what I do. I was diagnosed type 1, 2 years ago too. I think fear was my initial motivator, the anger came later.
But I know that I feel much better and less stressed when I'm taking care of myself. I'm learning to love myself now, and also accepting that I have to live with diabetes and I want to live as well as I can for as long as I can.
You just have to get serious about it and accept it as part of your life now. You'll feel much better and less stressed when you begin caring for yourself. You can do it! I know if I can anybody can. Before diabetes I was not at all disciplined with myself.
Wishing you the best and encouraging you to get started. :-)

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