Fill in the Blank Friday: I feel most guilty when ...

John Crowley
By John CrowleyCA Latest Reply 2013-11-20 17:07:02 -0600
Started 2013-11-15 12:03:45 -0600

Welcome to Friday! Anyone else glad to be at the end of this week?

So last week's FITBF discussion was really interesting. For those who missed it, we discussed what we'd be most happy about if diabetes were cured today. I loved what Borders96 had to say (and I think she summed up what a lot of people feel), "I would be most happy about not having a strain, or a thought on consequences of my glucose levels. Being able to eat without hesitation and exercising as I wish would be truly amazing."

Here's the link if you missed last week's:

For this week, let's fill in the blank on this statement:

When it comes to diabetes, I feel most guilty when …

11 replies

WildNana 2013-11-18 14:31:46 -0600 Report

I give in to chocolate. I admit to being a chocoholic. It must have begun when I was a mere toddler. I called M&M's yenyens. I bit my mother in the breast and wouldn't let go because I wanted my yenyens. She ended up having to go to the doctors and get a shot. Of course, I didn't know this until she told me years later. I still love my M&M's! I also feel guilty when eating mashed or baked potatoes. I love them just about as much as I do chocolate.

daygogirl 2013-11-16 16:12:38 -0600 Report

I feel guilty period. I have type 2 and I don't do anything to manage it. I don't test, take my meds, or follow what I learned a year ago in my diabetes education class. I still binge eat on fast food and baked goods. I don't feel in control at all. My doctor and family don't understand. I need help and don't know where to start. It's hard for me to stay with a routine. Years of bad habits are so hard to break. I'm only 31.

JSJB 2013-11-16 05:02:00 -0600 Report

Having diabetes doesn't make me feel guilty about anything I do. Well maybe a little guilty when I hear about young people, especially children, getting this condition and I didn't get it until I was 70. I just hope a cure or better way of treating it is discovered soon.

Cher9285 2013-11-15 22:04:27 -0600 Report

When it comes to diabetes, I feel most guilty when … I eat something I know I shouldn't. I feel like I bring it on and do it to myself. I just wrote a blog entry about this idea, and I titled it, "Taking the guilt out of my diet."

Hops 2013-11-15 18:21:45 -0600 Report

The one thing that makes me feel guilty about diabetes is when I am unable to help others learn to manage their diabetes. Right now a 60 year old friend with severe LDA is unable to learn to count carbs or inject insulin and already suffers from phlebitis. He ought to live in a group home that has a medical social worker but he loves his independent life in an apartment. All I do is make him uncomfortable when I try discussing the changes he must make before long.

kimfing 2013-11-15 17:42:41 -0600 Report

I really don't feel any quilt. It is what it is, nothing i can do about changing my Ddiagnosis. There is nothing i did wrong.