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By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-12-25 19:36:12 -0600
Started 2013-12-24 01:19:43 -0600

I have diabetes for last 5 years! And I am a physician by profession!!!I have been hiding it from friends and family and it seems like those who knows cares the least including my spouse or my own mother!!! I have sort of clumsy control and already lost my gall bladder due to chronic cholecystitis!! I have now realized that I need to come out of the shell and take control of it in my own hands. No one else will help me or care about me and I need to take matter in my own hands. It is sad that no one really cares for you when you need it the most. I have a goal!! " to be free of this diabetes in one year" and I want to help many of you like myself through this journey. I know there will be lots of rough roads but I am determined to get through this enemy of our.. Called " Diabetes"!!!! I hereby declare a war against diabetes.. Let me know who is in my army!!

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-12-25 19:36:12 -0600 Report


I am glad you checked in with us.

I am a therapist and not a physician, so I can't offer any insight into getting rid of your diabetes in a year.

But I can say that it is no shame to be diabetic, just as it is no shame to have any chronic condition. Life is random in that way. I actually think that by taking good care of yourself, and doing everything you can to manage your diabetes, you could be an inspiration to others. So I hope you will consider being more open about being a diabetic. And also consider the many opportunities for support that you miss out on by not sharing your challenges with people in your life who could be more supportive.

I am really sorry to hear you aren't getting more support from the people you are closest too. Another reason to reach out to people who can be!

It's great to have you here. Stay in touch with us!


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-24 09:08:45 -0600 Report

Hiding your diabetes and not taking care of it was not good. As a physician you should know that. If you don't care about yourself, why would anyone else care? Hiding your condition from your family and spouse created trust issues. If you love them you should have been able to trust them when first diagnosed.

You can't hide something then come out of the closet and expect immediate support. As I have always said whats done in the dark will come to the light sooner or later.

As a physician who hid diabetes from the world, I can't join your army. You have to first take care of yourself before you can help others. Give your spouse and your parents time to adjust and come around. They will decide on their own to support you. Don't be suprised if this takes time.

jayabee52 2013-12-24 02:44:57 -0600 Report

Howdy Dr Anon.
It is always better to take charge of one's own conditions! You can manage your diabetes and minimize the symptoms if you manage your diabetes well. Since I cannot check your profile, I cannot tell if you are type 1, 1.5 or 2 (though I suspect the latter) I am interested in how you try to manage your diabetes, meal planning? Pills? Injections? Insulin?

I had been on low levels of NPH insulin but didn't really get a good handle on my diabetes until I decided to manage my diabetes through my meal planning alone.

If you are interested I can share with you what I did to practically normalize my Blood Glucose (BG) levels, bring my A1c down from the mid to low 6s to 5.5 plus lose approx 65 lbs in about 5 months.

Should you wish I invite you to friend me, that way we can chat on the mail system here. (click my screen name and then find the "connect" link on my profile and then select "friend" from the drop down box and follow what it says there)

Praying God's best for you and yours!

James Baker