Keep Posting: Everyone Has Something Of Interest To Say!

By Latest Reply 2013-07-11 08:07:20 -0500
Started 2009-01-05 06:47:30 -0600

I was reading discussions and replies this morning and noticed comments from people like "I am not an interesting person", "I don't have anything useful to say", and on and on. That alarmed me, a lot. I felt terrible thinking that people feel they are not interesting or useful. We all have life experiences and opinions. We all have something to say. And we all are hear to listen, as well as offering advice or direct you to where you can get the advice you need. Please don't feel this way, we need you and what you all have to say, as much as you need us. Please post if you want to say something, and don't feel like you are not part of any discussion, if you reply, you are part of discussion as you are part of the community. Do not be afraid to post for whatever reason.

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bjswarden 2013-07-11 08:07:20 -0500 Report

when I was DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES I thought my world was coming to an end. I was so stressed out I talked to everyone they had something different to say, well when I went back to my dr. it seems that I could not control or learn how to control my DIABETES he said if I don't learn how to adjust to this then he will soon have to put me on INSULIN, well THAT JUST DID IT FOR ME I was determined to get this under control . well the medication he put me on was JANUMET I was taking the meds as prescribe and low and behold still was not in control of my DIABETIES, I WAS SO STRESSED when going back to him again and checking my blood sugars it seems nothing was working he said it looks if though I have to put you on INSULIN. I looked at him and said HELL NO!!!! I am afraid of NEDDLES and was determined not to use INSULIN. so be it he then wrote me another prescription for METFORMIN I complied and was taking it as stubborn as I am I was just determined not to take any INSULIN, now I changed my whole diet exercised and tried not to be around anything NEGATIVE THAT WOULD CAUSE ME TO BE STRESSED. I never have succeeded in anything that I have done but I was determined to beat this (DIABETES) WILL being that the above mentioned I have finally PASSED my own TEST STILL HAVE DIABETES MY DOCOTR has lowered my medications and now I with the GRACE OF GOD AM doing and have my DIABETES UNDER CONTROL. YAH FOR ME IF I CAN DO SO CAN EVERYONE I and also forgotten to mention my weight played a role in this also . I have lost a tremendous amount of weight and feeling great. I AM WISHING EVERYONE HERE GOOD LUCK TO ALL WE CAN DO IT AND WE WILL SUCCEED. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Deedy 2009-01-05 17:40:48 -0600 Report

I was reading an old issue of "FIRST" (November, 2008), a health magazine of sorts and I ran across an article that may interest some of you having little to know energy.

The article—written by 39 year old Maggie Chaney—was based on the experience she had feeling drowsy all of the time. After being misdiagnosed many times, she was finally diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue (Hypoadrenia).

The symptoms are as follows:

1). Unexplained tiredness (especially
in the morning)

2). Brain fog

3). Headaches/dizziness

4). Shakiness, especially with missed

5). Cravings for sweet or salty
foods/need for coffee

6). Mood swings/depression

7). Weakened immunity

I am not trying to re diagnose any of you, but you have got to wonder if this condition is affecting some of us along with our current conditions.

The article suggest eating a natural brand of licorice—be especially careful if you have issues with high blood pressure, as natural licorice contains carbenoxolone: a compound in licorice root.

The article goes further by suggesting that we eat breakfast before 10:00 A.M., since fasting for more than 8 hours can cause low blood sugar, which causes the glands to work over time to maintain energy levels.

"The best breakfast choice includes a
mix of protein, fat and complex carbs.
Each of these nutrients is converted
into gland-revving glucose at a
different rate, so the meal provides
lasting energy."

Be careful with your glucose readings, as we ARE diabetics, regardless of any other underlying illnesses.

Lastly, the article suggest that we can:

"Spike energy within 15 minutes with
an 8 oz. glass of saltwater (made
with 1/8 to 1/2 tsp. sea salt). Body
sodium is regulated by the adrenal
hormone aldosterone, which when low
results in a drop in sodium and water
levels. This causes organ blood flow
to slow, disrupting brain and body
function. And don't worry about the
taste: The adrenal-fatigued body is
sodium deficient, so the brew won't
taste too salty nor will it cause
water retention."
"Most women with adrenal fatigue have
low blood pressure, any minor
increase will help raise it to
normal levels.(People with sodium
sensitive blood pressure should
monitor levels."

The best thing is to have your doctor order lab results, however, I thought that you should be informed of this, as I had every symptom. Needless to say, I will be going to the Doctor's sooner than I had planned.

I want to add that we must also be careful of self-diagnosing: it could be dangerous; go to your doctor's before trying any of the suggestions.

I hope that this news is as enlightening to you all as it was to me. Be Blessed!
Stat encouraged!.

2009-01-05 18:35:51 -0600 Report

Thank you for this. My mother has Addison's Disease, which her adrenal gland does not function at all. She is constantly drinking beef broth to help with the shaking and need for salt. I have printed this for her. After 35 years of beef broth, I want her to try this. Thank you again Angie

Deedy 2009-01-05 22:20:33 -0600 Report

I knew that I should post this; but as I have cautioned before, we must always seek the advise of a medical professional. I'm glad I could help.

caragypsy 2009-01-05 15:26:27 -0600 Report

Thank you for this post. Because of you I have posted my first discussion. If it go's well I will try again.

2009-01-05 16:02:00 -0600 Report

You all don't know how much I appreciate your responses, because I feel like highlandcitygirl. I am not smart, but I am compassionate and love to help people in a way that I am comfortable. However; some others' don't feel that way, as I have just learned, and it hurts.

2009-01-05 16:05:57 -0600 Report

And, Cara, I am going to look for your discussion right now, I am so proud of you for trying to get your feet wet, you go girl; Claudia

Avera 2009-01-05 23:58:43 -0600 Report


I read and responded to your discussion on "diabetic socks." That was a great idea for a discussion and I learned things from what people wrote.


highlandcitygirl 2009-01-05 10:37:41 -0600 Report

i think what i have to offer has not been as medically useful as some! but what i offer is out of my heart!i can cry with the ones who grieve and laugh with those who are full of joy! no! i am not a learned person and some have deemed me of no worth, but thats to be expected, i am grateful to GOD that HE does not judge like us humans do, with HIM there is mercy! and HIS grace i accept, HIS peace is my delight, and the joy HE brings is without price!

2009-01-05 08:27:58 -0600 Report

I agree with you! As a new diabetic, I'll be honest some of the posts are not helpful at all, but many are. I've learned just to skip over the ones I know have no point to them. I would be a nervous wreck without the good POSTS numerous people write and am so glad I have a place to gain knowledge. Please keep writing! Take care, Angie