By matt37342 Latest Reply 2014-03-17 16:14:41 -0500
Started 2014-03-14 13:33:15 -0500

I'm a type 1 diabetic and have been for awhile now. Is there a way to make myself stay on top of checking my sugar and to just stop being lazy? I want to be around for my little girl and wife for many years to come and if I don't get better with my control I won't be. Just needing some pointers so I will stop being lazy and just do it. I may have just answered my own question lol. Any pointers are appreciated.

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TopazDee 2014-03-17 16:14:41 -0500 Report

Hi Matt so glad you have joined this great site, I am pretty new to this and joined last November after I was diagnosed as beingT2 diabetic.
My daughter-in-law was a T1D from the age of 18months old until her double transplant in 2012 (she is doing so well eating all the sticky buns she missed out on over the last 30odd yrs.) my son didn't know a thing about D until they met now he is pretty adept in it he could read her for signs of highs or lows and acted as needed.
I hope you confide all your fears with your wife as to me it's a 2 man race so to speak and I'm sure she must cook and prepare meals for your "new way of life" in her position I would refuse you any food until you had done you BG's and set an alarm for 2 hrs. after them to remind you again, my train of thought is like babies we with any form of D need to adopt a routine, you will know from having a daughter that babies and children are much happier when they have one and know the boundries they mustn't cross.
Stay Safe

jarett88 2014-03-14 17:31:19 -0500 Report

I wish there was a message I could say. So go to the bathroom look in the mirror and tell that person that only you can make you change. Do it before any major problems happen. Take personal responsibility. That is what I did. Good luck.

Mindy82 2014-03-14 16:34:18 -0500 Report

Hon I hate to sound mean, but you see my photo? That was me a year ago, after a 14 day hospital stay (7 of which were in a coma on complete life support) from an infection. My point is sometimes it takes something HUGE to scare us enough to get it right

mjhorgan 2014-03-14 15:27:20 -0500 Report

Just start exercising. Once you get into to it a bit it becomes additive. I feel now feel horrible if I don't do something active everyday. Keeping active help with control. Once you start feeling better you can stop. I also suggest setting up a time everyday to do something active. Start with keeping it the same time of day everyday. Just start with a walk everyday. I think you have all the motivation you need with a little girl. I wish you the best of luck. I married a younger women who I love very much. I started with a goal of wanting to be around for her as long as possible. I think it pushes me even more to enjoy each and every day with her.

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