Life as a diabetic

T.Jachimski
By T.Jachimski Latest Reply 2015-02-14 11:20:15 -0600
Started 2013-08-21 11:27:01 -0500

Hey everyone ! I'm glad to join this community ! I can finally connect with other diabetics and not feel like I'm alone with this . I can not wait to read what everyone has to say . It's definitely effected my life but I don't let it change who I am . Diabetes is second nature to me now ! Have a great day everyone!


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Amyoved
Amyoved 2015-02-14 11:20:15 -0600 Report

Feeling very depressed and overweight today .it seems these cold snowy winter days I eat what I shouldn't and have sugar cravings .i joined a gym went the first few weeks now back to being lazy…

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-08-22 16:14:20 -0500 Report

I’m glad you posted this. From my experience the hardest part of diabetes management is NOT managing it. Sure as a T2 I have it a whole lot better than a T1, but once you accept the little dances we all have to go through to manage, and dance them daily, it seems to become pretty easy.
Like you say - second nature.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-21 19:07:30 -0500 Report

I'm glad you feel that way. I really have learned so much from everyone here and you are right....you're not alone. It feels good to just vent here sometimes and know people are not going to be wide eyed and mouth agape at your frustrations or complaints. We all get it and it's good to have you here to share with us.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-08-21 15:18:50 -0500 Report

We've all had to accommodate diabetes in our lives but our diabetes need not define who we are and what we accomplish. I never felt it limited me personally or professionally. I'm retired now from a successful business career where I frequently worked 10 to 12 hour days. I did some recreational downhill ski racing and won some medals before hanging up the skis and moving to Florida. I now play bad golf (better exercise than good golfers because I take more strokes), actively volunteer in the community and belong to several quilt and sewing groups and occasionally teach some quilt classes. I love to read (mostly fiction) and my husband and I travel quite a bit while we still can. I have no time to be bored and feel blessed that I'm still able to do all these things…added incentive for making the right choices in managing my diabetes. Life is good!