Its easier in hospital

By sazajay Latest Reply 2014-02-22 22:03:04 -0600
Started 2014-02-21 06:58:12 -0600

Im in hospital and have been for the past 2 weeks and ive decided after 15 years im taking control of my diabetes because i didnt care about it enough before. In the last couple of weeks ive had some upsetting news that my bladder isnt able to empty by its self and i need to self-catheterise. I also suffer really bad leg pain and cant walk fast or very far. Im only 23 years old and feel 83. Im getting home from hospital today and im scared im going to go back to my old habits of not eating until 6pm and missing my bg and insulin. I feel determind to look after myself but petrified i relapse and end up in the black hole i just managed to climb out of. Has anyone got some advice i could take on board please :-)

6 replies

locarb 2014-02-22 22:03:04 -0600 Report

Those are great goals. You will find many "virtual" friends here. It's great that you're taking better care of yourself. Don't underestimate how much small contributions here make to many who share your condition. Many people "lurk" rather than post, and that's good too.

bruinsgirl978 2014-02-22 20:49:45 -0600 Report

I have been Diabetic for 12 years now and have had the best doctors. I have ignored my disease since diagnosis and am now taking back my life. I am 32 years old and feel 50. I went off the pump for a little because the pump makes it so easy for me to forget about this disease. I am on day 6 of paying attention and taking insulin pen shots and my sugars are great. I am going on the one day at a time method. Like an alcoholic does. Just do what's best for you and take it one day at a time. I feel so much better. My new goal is to meet friends and hopefully meet with some diabetics in my area too.

rubytinker 2014-02-21 20:38:54 -0600 Report

Please sazjay, the next time you feel like relapsing to old bad habits, think of me. I have neuropathy so bad in my feet that I cannot really feel where I am walking. I fall constantly, must use a walker, and rely on my daughter and her husband for much of my daily requirements. And here is the really sad thing - I'm only 60 years old. You have it within your power to not have to live this way. Don't get me wrong. I don't feel sorry for myself, but if I could go back and make choices to prevent this, you can bet I would. Best wishes abd good luck to you!

GabbyPA 2014-02-21 09:34:52 -0600 Report

Turning a new leaf is an ongoing process and setting little goals along the way can help make it easier. Celebrate each accomplishment, no matter how small you think it is because it's a building block to the bigger goal.

Also having a buddy that you can be honest with and you will let you "nag" you about your self care. Support will be the biggest thing right now to keep you sticking to your new choices.

kimfing 2014-02-21 09:29:16 -0600 Report

Im sorry u are going thru this and so young, but ultimately it is up to u to take control of ur life n this disease. I was used to only eating once a day, but subce dx almost a year now, i eat three meals a day plus snacks and feel great. My phone alarms are a great reminder

pjrobinsonnnn 2014-02-21 08:39:17 -0600 Report

I understand what you are saying. I have been ignoring my diabetes for quite sometime now. I just recently started to get back on track. One thing that really helps me, I set alarms on my cell phone to remind me to eat at the right time. Doing to also reminds me to do my meds on time also. Good luck.

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