Diabetes and Denial

KimberRae72
By KimberRae72 Latest Reply 2013-12-03 08:41:53 -0600
Started 2013-11-30 02:48:25 -0600

I have been in denial for a long time about my type 1 diabetes, hence, it has gone untreated until a trip to the ER and lab results were my wake up call. That was a week ago. I've been doing what the Dr. tells me, taking my insulin, checking my blood sugar, blood pressure (I have bad hypertension), and working on staying on a diabetic diet. I am so frustrated because my morning blood sugar was 240, and that's with the Lantus and Metformin. He's not starting me on Humalog until the 11th. Not sure why. I need to find another Dr. This one just doesn't seem to know what he's doing in my opinion, but then again, I'm the one who hasn't been doing what she's told. Grrr.


6 replies

ck410
ck410 2013-12-03 08:41:53 -0600 Report

I guess the best way to think of it is that this new way of life is not a jail sentence but a way to help you make healthy choices. You can either ignore it and end up in the hospital and embrace and plan around it and realize you are not different because of it you just have to make different choices. live and learn.

Yerachmiel
Yerachmiel 2013-12-02 10:44:39 -0600 Report

I've often wondered (and worked, taught, aided, fought with) the issues concerning denial and lack of caring. Having had diabetes as long as I have it is not so much denial as lack of "following though" but don't knw if it is any different as far as facts on the ground.

One of the "proven" (via tiral and thank G-d lack of error) that has seemed to work for teenagers who were very hard to manage (and has also worked for many similar type adults) is to pair people as buddies (as as a triplet) and every two or three nights they have to send a log of food and blood glucose and medication to each other.

It seems that reporting to another like oneself, and not having to make up only a few days of readings within a few hours, can bring out the best in our compliance., If we can somehow get a few people interested and all of us send this to the moderaters we might even be able to get them to add a "apply to be/choose a 'buddy' for support & complience" section somewhere on the web site…
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Yerachmiel
Yerachmiel 2013-12-02 10:43:31 -0600 Report

I've often wondered (and worked, taught, aided, fought with) the issues concerning denial and lack of caring. Having had diabetes as long as I have it is not so much denial as lack of "following though" but don't knw if it is any different as far as facts on the ground.

One of the "proven" (via tiral and thank G-d lack of error) that has seemed to work for teenagers who were very hard to manage (and has also worked for many similar type adults) is to pair people as buddies (as as a triplet) and every two or three nights they have to send a log of food and blood glucose and medication to each other.

It seems that reporting to another like oneself, and not having to make up only a few days of readings within a few hours, can bring out the best in our compliance., If we can somehow get a few people interested and all of us send this to the moderaters we might even be able to get them to add a "apply to be/choose a 'buddy' for support & complience" section somewhere on the web site…

dagger1234
dagger1234 2013-12-01 20:22:55 -0600 Report

Sometimes that's what it takes to people to want to shape up and change. I was told by my family, friends and bf, that my drinking and smoking is crazy, I said I wouldn't stop for anything and now that I am diabetic, I am steering clear away from alcohol (even though I am going through some stressful times, and want a drink, family has been supportive and not yelling at me, but—-telling me that its the WRONG thing to do). That is your wake up call and you should do what youre told. Doctors know best. sometimes…lol but they are usually right! good luck and don't give up!!

kimfing
kimfing 2013-11-30 10:50:54 -0600 Report

Hi. Glad you had the wake up call:-):-):-):-) i agree, change Dr. Need someone that will work w you n your goals. Ke plugging thru, u will get there. Good luck:-)