By allen405 Latest Reply 2014-02-06 18:41:23 -0600
Started 2014-02-02 14:46:31 -0600

I just wanted to say hi I'm new to the group, but not to diabetes. I got diagnosed with type 1 in my mid 40's. It's kinda weird to be honest. I still have a lot of resentment and hostility toward it. I feel if I give in to it I'm gonna lose something. Lol, not sure what tho'. So that's me in a nut shell.

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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-02-06 17:49:25 -0600 Report

Hey allen,

Glad you found your way to us. Welcome!

What you are feeling about your diabetes is a normal reaction to being diagnosed with a chronic condition like diabetes. It's not something you chose for yourself. And it takes work, each and every day, to stay complaint. But taking care of yourself is also the way to be at your best. And who doesn't want to be at their best?

By accepting that diabetes is part of your life -- that you can't think or wish it away -- you can focus your energy on what you can control. Which is a lot, by the way.

Here's an article I wrote awhile back that might help:


Support is power! There's nothing like sharing your frustrations and your victories with people who are traveling the same road. So I hope you will stick around!

Keep us posted on how you're doing.


allen405 2014-02-03 17:13:15 -0600 Report

You are right sir, lol. I guess to me what really bugs me it's all the BS a person has to do just to eat something , but i just need to put my big boy pants on and deal with it.

Type1Lou 2014-02-03 17:04:02 -0600 Report

Allen, why waste energy and emotion on something you can't change…the fact that you have diabetes? What YOU can change and what is entirely in YOUR control is what you do (or don't do) to effectively manage your condition. No one else can do that for you. I was diagnosed in 1976 at age 27 and am now 64. I coasted along for years but started really getting serious about managing my diabetes in the early 2000's by lowering my carb intake and giving up a lot of the foods I loved. My last A1c in December was 6.7. You can control this if you set your mind to just do it…or you can continue to resent it and indulge in harmful behaviors that may very well result in those nasty diabetes complications and seriously impair your quality of life. To me, taking the steps to properly manage my condition is a "no-brainer". Wishing you the strength to make those right decisions.

allen405 2014-02-02 17:37:30 -0600 Report

One of my biggest issues still to this day is I still like to snack on junk and then I get hi blood sugar. I just got my A1c tested on Saturday I'm sure it's gonna be in the hi 9's our even 10.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-02-02 15:26:17 -0600 Report

Welcome to the site, I'm in my early 40's and have had it since I was 15. Your resentment and hostility sounds familiar. It takes time to get used to it, but learn everything you can and take control. Glad to have you here, don't be afraid to ask any questions.

jigsaw 2014-02-02 15:24:20 -0600 Report

Welcome! You have found an amazing site, with a great group of sensitive, caring, and supportive members!