5 stages

By fozy Latest Reply 2014-03-22 11:50:43 -0500
Started 2014-03-16 21:50:12 -0500

Do you believe you lost something by being diabetic, have you gone through the 5 stages denial,anger, Bargaining, depression and acceptance

14 replies

Cyndiloo 2014-03-21 22:31:46 -0500 Report

I'm in the anger stage right now. I'm so frustrated that I can't find much about what I should or should not be eating/drinking. I have an appt w/ an educator and dietician but not for another month! My reading was high this morning and I don't understand why. Sorry didn't mean for this to be a rant. Thanks for listening though.

jayabee52 2014-03-22 11:47:38 -0500 Report

Not a problem Cyndi! Rant away!

I have learned how to manage my T2D through meal planning.without the use of diabetes meds. Take a look at this to give you a suggestion of how and what to eat ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

If you had a high fasting BG this AM perhaps it might be a "liver dump". It is an automatic fail safe system most people have if our BG falls too low overnight. For us who have diabetes it is a problem since our insulin response is impaired or not there at all.

When I was having high fasting BG levels, I asked my Dr about it and he suggested that I take my BG level just prior to bed and if my BG was lower than 130 mg/dl that I eat a snack consisting of a complex carb (like an apple slice) paired with some protein (like peanut butter smeared on it) I followed his suggestion and the AM fasting BGs were normal after that.

Cyndiloo 2014-03-22 11:50:43 -0500 Report

Thanks for the tips. I'll definitely check the site and will try the drs suggestion of testing before and after! :)

fozy 2014-03-19 05:29:11 -0500 Report

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fozy 2014-03-19 05:35:32 -0500 Report

I have diabetes now for five years and I have you Through the stages on and off my latest is anger. I have some issues that I'm going thro and it's hard when trying to work with insurance to pay for this and that and be with them in phone fir hours trying to explain and being send from one dept to another it's a painstaking process and ask why me

jayabee52 2014-03-18 17:44:09 -0500 Report

Howdy Fozy
The 5 stages of grief over loss (of any kind) is standard in grief work. But one of the things about grief work is that it does not always proceed in a linear fashion. We can jump from denial to depression, and then to denial again and bargaining, to anger and then acceptance

Most of us felt loss of a life we loved when we were Dx'd. I did. I was in denial for a long time and I suffered (and continue to suffer) the consequences for being in denial for so long. I have been in depression as well, but some of that was Before I was Dx'd. . Right now I am pretty much in the acceptance stage with a little bit of anger thrown in for good measure.

God's best!


Petet2 2014-03-17 15:44:28 -0500 Report

Yes at the moment I am depressed as my A1C was 11. I have been in denial that I had it under control. I was not following my instructions and my diabetes is out of control. I am hoping to get support and encouragement from this group. Truthfully I am scared at the moment. Family dr. wants me to see a Endocrinologist. This scares me as I have not seen one before.

jayabee52 2014-03-18 17:50:59 -0500 Report

Pete, Any new experience can be scary, however an Endo is a good move, especially if you are having trouble controlling your Blood Glucose (BG) levels.

My wife had a Endo to help her with her BG problems and it was the best thing she could have done.

God's best to you


GabbyPA 2014-03-17 13:52:29 -0500 Report

Just like grief, these are the stages of great loss. Everyone faces them a little differently and it's okay to have these stages. The key is to work your way through them and not get stuck in one for too long.

ashley50 2014-03-16 21:53:25 -0500 Report

I think i have gone through all 5 of those stages. Numerous times! & i have had type1 for 5 years, & i still have times i go through these stages.

dIDYMUS 2014-03-16 22:32:39 -0500 Report

I think I went through a phase of Unfairness, all those in my family were male. Except for one female. I ate lots of chocolate growing up, was always very thin. Now 35 years later I am bateling the weight gain. Type 1 is so much worse than 2. But we can stray into type 1 (I think) and someone correct me if i am wrong. Best wishes, take good care of yourself!

jayabee52 2014-03-18 17:33:04 -0500 Report

I am unclear what you mean by what you wrote above "Type 1 is so much worse than 2. But we can stray into type 1" Were you referring to Diabetes type 1 and type 2?

If so, the way I understand it, if you were Dx'd with a particular type of Diabetes, you will always be that type (unless Dr misdiagnosed you) And while there may be similarities between the two types, there is really no straying into another type.

God's best to you and yours

dIDYMUS 2014-03-19 10:18:09 -0500 Report

I was under the impression that if you have type 2, and you do not take care of yourself, that you can ultimately end with with type 1, and insulin dependent. I am absolutely a type 2. But I was warned that type 2 can progress to type 1. Please correct me if I am wrong, and so as not to scare other type 2's. So if you are type 2, you will never get type 1.