Fill in the Blank Friday: Diabetes is easier when ...

John Crowley
By John Crowley Latest Reply 2013-11-08 14:09:25 -0600
Started 2013-10-25 13:59:52 -0500

Last week's "Diabetes is harder when …" discussion was incredible. Thanks to everyone who participated and shared your unique insights. (For anyone who missed it, here's the link:

So for this week's Fill in the Blank Friday, let's flip it around. Share your thoughts by completing this phrase:

Living with diabetes is easier when …

13 replies

diabetic 12
diabetic 12 2013-11-08 14:09:25 -0600 Report

so true being a type 2 myself and my,wife is also a type diabetic type 2 we are celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary tonight and i plan to be around for her for a long time i love her with all my heart and together we keep moving taking my medicine faithfully as a type 2 i am very insulin resistant my sugars run high even when cutting back as i do so i make sure i faithfully test my sugar and take my medicine i love the challenge when people say you cant ever have this or have that remember everything in moderation

diabetic 12
diabetic 12 2013-11-08 14:02:19 -0600 Report

understood by others what you are going through, and a good support system is in place, from doctors educators to support groups and family support, it makes a differance in our lives when people care, it makes us try that much harder to stand up and fight .

dietcherry 2013-11-04 03:52:25 -0600 Report

…I do the things I was told 34 years ago at diagnosis of T1 that diabetics "musnt ever do!" and I dont keel over dead! We do have to be more careful than other folks with the stuff on the D No-No List but absolutely none of it is any more dangerous for us then for them as long as we keep our numbers in check.

Adee5 2013-10-29 09:23:54 -0500 Report

..I get to surf on line and search for food recipes that will sustain me and my condition. There are plenty of desert recipes for diabetics as well! Enjoy preparing and cooking low carb meals!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-10-28 20:06:00 -0500 Report

I am careful to not eat the foods I know will spike my BG. Like, walk past the cookies or potato chips that are around me when I am at work. Been real good about the leave the cookies alone…potato chips still are my weak link.

Nick1962 2013-10-26 13:43:17 -0500 Report

…you stop treating it like it's the end of the world and do what ever is in your power to keep it from infecting your life.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-10-26 10:30:16 -0500 Report

easier today than in 1987. I am getting my 1st pump started next week, a Tslim. The technology and comfort is ironically enough decades past mixing pork insulins, eating the same stuff at the same time, day after day, and still hoping for good results. For crying out loud, I could drink water, ice tea, Diet Coke tasted like it was filtered through battery acid, and there was a hideous beverage called tab. I also knew 3 other diabetics in the whole world, so this site and some others have helped immensely.

Praisekid 2013-10-26 00:51:01 -0500 Report

When you eat at home food you prepared instead of eating restaurant food that you have no control over what is in it. Also concentrate on portion control and change your lifestyle

kimfing 2013-10-25 20:00:27 -0500 Report

You have a great support system like I have ! and a husband who has been diabetic for 35 years.

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