Fell off the Wagon

By Poopsieann Latest Reply 2013-11-09 23:33:32 -0600
Started 2013-09-24 00:14:29 -0500

For the past week I've stopped checking my blood sugar exercising and eating right… Nor have i been taking my meds everyday… I've been stressed with my job, relationship and life in general… I know this is what I do… My pattern… I do great for some time then I make a few mistakes and give up all together!!! I have this feeling of tears stuck within me… I can't get them out… How do stop with this… How do I move forward and get back on the right path… I feel so alone…

9 replies

jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-09 23:33:32 -0600 Report

Hey trust me, it's not worth giving up! You are special and you're on this earth for a reason, you just have to find motivation. I know jobs are essential, but you're a diabetic, you can't let the stress get you down. Maybe you could find something that you truly love to do, and f this job is the only thing you can get right now, try and find a hobby you love and take all of your anger out on it and forget it. If it's getting you down, get rid of it (except your insulin of course lol). Stay healthy and start testing your blood sugar and using your insulin again. Your life is the most important thing, and if you need anyone to support you, feel free to message me! I'd be more than happy to give you words of encouragement whenever you need it. :) You're never alone! I've been on the same boat, and it's completely awful. Push through it! Best wishes.

dietcherry 2013-10-21 13:48:23 -0500 Report

Its easy to get discouraged with the relentlessness of it all and how thankless being in good control can feel in the short term. Try taking the long view instead and imagine the complications you will avoid in the future by being compliant today. Just a little effort goes far with D. Chronic high blood sugar will result in fatigue and depression so work on getting your numbers down to help your mood.

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson 2013-10-21 13:18:58 -0500 Report

I have that problem , getting depressed not taking meds and boy have I paid for it. I want a better life and sometimes others comments about me feeling bad alot and the foods I eat even good foods the ignorance of others tend to make me not care. There are just days I just rather be by myself and deal with it. Cause momentarily concerns don't matter.

Dakota Creek
Dakota Creek 2013-09-27 19:27:38 -0500 Report

I'm having the same problem. I take my meds for about a month and then just stop for no reason. I've tried alarms, putting them by where I sit to eat nothing seams to help. I'm currently taking them but we'll see how long that will last.

long island girl
long island girl 2013-09-27 05:30:11 -0500 Report

I get like that a lot this disease is very depressing. I don't want to preach but you have to get back in the swing see a nutritionist get back on meds. I am now facing a lot of complications I am 47 and I don't know how much longer I will live and what quality of life is left. Please take care of yourself for you and all that love you. You may feel okay but trust me I know from experience we are walking time bombs we don't know what is going on in our bodies till it's too late. Had I known this I would have taken this disease more seriously hugs, maria

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-09-25 18:22:12 -0500 Report

Hi Poopsieann,

Sorry to hear you are going through so much right now. Stress at home and at work, that's a double whammy.

What I would encourage you to do is not to take out your frustration on yourself. This is a time to be good to yourself, to take good care of yourself, physically, emotionally, spiritually. Do things to make yourself feel better. Starting with getting on top of your diabetic self-care. That's what helps make all the good things possible in your life, and what helps you to get through rought patches.

Reach out to people who can be supportive. Take some time to relax and do things you enjoy.

Don't beat up on yourself. Okay, so you slipped up. Just jump back up on the horse and get back on the path. One step at a time.

Here is a link to an article you might find helpful:


Don't go through this alone. Stay in touch with your friends.

And take good care of yourself!


melanie47 2013-09-25 17:56:01 -0500 Report

I feel you . I got off track for awhile now trying to get back . It's so hard all the stress and daily life. It seems to run me. I have had 2 family members die from this. And yes it scares me. Like I was told take one day at a time.

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-09-24 11:10:01 -0500 Report

O.K. when you drive an automobile,you have to strap yourself into the seat,then you can start to take control of the mechanical parts that keep you going

Sherelle112 2013-09-24 03:29:19 -0500 Report

Hey there!
Sounds like you have a lot on your plate! BUT I assure you that if you do not take care of your diabetes then that will definitely be ANOTHER stress factor!!! For me, if I get off track for a day or weekend the next day I'm right bk on it!!!!! And the great thing is if you've been keeping your numbers low if you splurge a little your numbers can still be really good!! Dont yo-yo diet bc this is your new lifestyle!!!
It's hard & VERY frustrating at times, but just think of how great you felt & how proud you were when you were taking care of yourself to the best of your ability!!! When you need motivation think of all you've accomplished!! :)
Youre NOT alone!!!! Back on the wagon we go!!!!! :) <3