Hello, Please help....

By ck410 Latest Reply 2013-12-06 14:38:53 -0600
Started 2013-12-03 08:50:58 -0600

Depression. Denial. Anger. Frustrations. All sang to the tunes of these are a few of my favorite things. I am new to this community. Reaching out to friends and strangers alike. Please share with me some of your hard times.

6 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-06 14:38:53 -0600 Report

It was hard the first week of being diagnosed. I was in denial for all of 24 hours. Denial is only a reason to keep a person from taking the reins and moving forward. Diabetes will only kill you if you don't take care of it.

The longer it takes you to accept diabetes, the more damage it can do if you don't start making changes in your eating habits. Diabetes can be controlled if you choose to educate yourself, communicate with your doctor and make the changes you need to make.

Sitting aroung singing the woe is me song is not going to help you at all. Sooner or later, you friends and family are going to get sick of it and are not going to be as supportive as they can be if you start taking care of yourself.

Denial, anger depression and frustration are all a part of what happens once diagnosed. All you are doing is digging a hole that is going to get deeper and deeper until you either end up in the hospital from not caring for yourself or find out that taking care of yourself is not as hard as it is unless you make it hard.

This is your disease and only you can take care of it. If you choose not to do so, you can start saying goodbye to your vision, toes, feet, legs, organs and eventually your life. I choose not to lose those so I prefer to own up to my responsibilites that are required to take care of myself. I choose to enjoy my life and I have no intention of sitting around feeling sorry for myself or anyone else.

DollySweetHeart 2013-12-04 06:33:24 -0600 Report

Trust me your not alone I'm a newly diagnosed type one diabetic and it's not easy there are times I sang the same tunes sometimes it gets overwhelming to the point were I cry feeling so bad when I'm high or low but knowing there are people out there like me going threw the same things helps me get threw it we are all here in this together

ashleyrose2092 2013-12-04 02:59:26 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed when I was pregnant with gestational diabetes it went away I gained weight back and now I have type two. I weigh one 160. Hardest thing for me is going into my doctors and being told I'm obese and need to get down to 140 or what I was before I had my son which was 130! And I get so frustrated when I eat something I shouldn't but my brain says it's so tasty I literally almost become depressed because I know I shouldn't eat it :( the frustration with it alls the hardest for me.

kejo 2013-12-03 19:35:56 -0600 Report

My frustration for the last couple of mouths… Was scary lows. At one point, I was crawling to my frig because I couldn't walk due to my low!

We all have hard times, but we shouldn't dwell on it!

ck410 2013-12-03 21:27:08 -0600 Report

Thank you. You are correct in not trying to dwell on the lows. That is I came here. Also, why I asked for people to share; not so much to make people re-live the bad so much as it is to not feel alone. So I thank you for your sharing.