Sometimes I am just tired of being diabetic.

By Alexsmom3105 Latest Reply 2013-11-18 23:20:07 -0600
Started 2013-11-13 21:49:11 -0600

Sometimes I just don't want to be diabetic, I am tired of thinking of food and I am tired of always being concerned with my blood sugars. Am I the only one that thinks this way or are there others out there that feel the same way. No one understand what I am going through, because most everyone I know is not diabetic. I know this will never go away and its something I am just going to have to figure out and for the most part I have it figured out, its just a lot harder when it comes to the holidays. Thank you for listening!!!

22 replies

Lupolass 2013-11-18 18:21:39 -0600 Report

Im soooo glad its not just me. I've only been diagnosed 8 months and I've already had enough. HATE shopping coz there's sugar in EVERYTHING! And when you're told to avoid sugar in all of its forms that's hard. Grrrr.

autismmom04 2013-11-16 23:04:30 -0600 Report

I'm taking something called skinny fiber. A friend is a distributor. It's completely stopped the cravings and helps with appetite.

Chopstix 2013-11-16 10:47:31 -0600 Report

Don't feel by yourself. I drive a truck for living and most places I stop do not have healthy choices to choose from. Thru the years I have learned which truckstops have good/bad food choices. I prefer to stop and break at the ones where I can go walking to get something to eat. Call that two missions at once!;-) I also shop at Wal*Mart when ever I get the chance. I have found it to cheaper that way. You can spend at least 20 to 30 bucks a day eating in restaurants. Since I have started a 12 hour fast almost every day my blood sugar readings are normal. A tad higher on the days I don't fast. Have to run. The best of health and luck to you and everyone…

Anonymous 2013-11-15 23:28:18 -0600 Report

Hey, i've had diabetes for a little over 12 years. Its so hard, I know. Im a teenage girl on top of all this crazy diabetes stuff i dont bet to "be a kid". Two years ago i decided i was fed up with it and stopped taking my meds for the most part, not all though because that would have put me in the hospital. But now, if i could go back i so would.. In a heart beat. Now because i had unmanaged sugars for a while ive lost a massive amount of my hair, my nails are thin and brittle and i have reoccuring yeast infections from the sugars coming out in my urine. How fun does that sound? I know diabetes isn't fun but my advice is to just push through it because it is our life now and will f up your life if you don't acknowledge that.

sunbum71 2013-11-15 16:35:11 -0600 Report

I've been type 1 since 1978, and yes I understand about not wanting to be a diabetic. Just remember that how you treat yourself and take care of yourself when you're young will affect you when you're older(i'm 42 now and paying for my youth driven mistakes). You have to enjoy life and find those things you love doing. You have to own being a diabetic and move on. This is only one part of who you are, and it shows how strong you are, we all are!!

JSJB 2013-11-15 11:43:21 -0600 Report

Your not alone in being tired of this condition but there is nothing you can do to get rid of it so just try to stay healthy by following your diet and exercise programs also read as much as you can. It is a big life changer but like I read someplace, "Thank you Diabetes for making me live a healthier life".

Hops 2013-11-15 06:49:01 -0600 Report

I go through different degrees of tiredness of diabetes. I first got tired of diabetes in 1973, five years into managing diabetes when I began college life. College was tough enough what with classes, studying, playing soccer and trying to socialize with friends who have no concerns with the way drinking alcohol affects their blood sugars. Then 20 years along in 1988 I became unaware of my hypoglycemia from insulin shock or exercising too much while not eating enough. That was a real bummer. But I learned to treasure being healthy and so much more fortunate than friends with severe health conditions that they have no control over. I have learned to eat a healthy diet of mainly fresh fruit and fresh produce and exercise every day helps my mind and my body. Forty years along I celebrated my good health hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Forest. It really helps sharing our diabetic challenges. Thank you for speaking up!

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2013-11-14 18:34:17 -0600 Report

I understand completely! More than specific foods, I just crave not having to think about what I am or am not putting in my mouth all the time! I really try to focus on how good I feel physically when my BSL is in good range. I also try to be thankful I don't have an even more devastating disease. And sometimes I just have myself a little pity party! Hang in there!

Set apart
Set apart 2013-11-14 16:39:57 -0600 Report

August 2011, you and I have a lot in common I was diagnosed 08/17/2011, a day I will never forget. As a T1, I know this will never go away, and although my doctors say that I'm doing a great job, only people like us know that every day is a struggle, every meal and morsel of food impacts our BG readings, so you're not alone. On most days I'm a fighter, but believe me there are plenty of times when I want my life back, then I get over it - and KEEP FIGHTING! So when you think that you're tired, just know that you're not alone, and you're not the only one who feels tired, we all experience that one day or another. Good luck and best wishes.

Alexsmom3105 2013-11-15 16:44:20 -0600 Report

It does seem like we have a lot in common. Thanks for your great encouragement. Its hard when you are surrounded by people who are not diabetic and then on top of it are always policing what you are putting in your mouth.

kimfing 2013-11-14 15:58:09 -0600 Report

I cannot say I've been there done that as I've only been D for 6 months. But i have been married to one for 21 years. He wanted me to tell you, you're not alone. He's been D for 30+ years.

We are sorry you are feeling like this right now. This will be my first holiday season. We are wishing you luck and keep your head up. Go look in the mirror and say out loud "i am worth it"


Alexsmom3105 2013-11-15 17:30:32 -0600 Report

Well good luck during the holidays! That is the hardest time of the year for me. I love to bake. I also went to baking school so I know how to bake really well. Thank you for sharing.

kimfing 2013-11-15 20:30:42 -0600 Report

Thanks. I do too. I bake lots of cookies n i try a new recipe each year. I may challenge myself to do it this year. I give trays out as gifts to nbrs. Hard part will not being able to lick my fingers! :-)

kejo 2013-11-14 03:02:07 -0600 Report

When talking to other diabetics, I realize everyone has that moment where they throw caution to the wind and stop taking care of their diabetes. Mine was when I was a teenager. Then you come to find out that you are the only thing standing in the way of being health. Stay strong, you can defeat this feeling.

vansittert 2013-11-14 01:11:07 -0600 Report

I've been diabetic for 18 years and I still have those moments to. Sometimes it's harder then others I always have to stop and take a moment and think about and tell myself there are worse things to have and that I can do this keep your head up and remember there is always someone to talk to

jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-13 22:02:25 -0600 Report

You're not the only one trust me! When were you diagnosed ?

Alexsmom3105 2013-11-14 13:32:24 -0600 Report

Well I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant and after I had him it went away. Then in August of 2011 I was officially diagnosed with it. I just get tired of thinking about food all the time.