Fill in the Blank Friday: When i think about my future with diabetes, I feel ...

John Crowley
By John Crowley Latest Reply 2014-05-02 12:20:53 -0500
Started 2014-04-25 12:24:56 -0500

Happy Friday, DC Friends. We've made it through another week. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week's fun Fill in the Blank.

We are really trying to make this site and this community great. And it's you, the people who come here and care so much about each other that really make it great. Because of you, we are excited about the future and what we can accomplish together.

Those thoughts led me to the Fill in the Blank for today. I wonder how you would complete this sentence:

When I think about my future with diabetes, I feel …

33 replies

Jan8 2014-05-02 12:20:53 -0500 Report

Too may diseases . I cannot live a normal life. Normal for me is cleaning my house .When I go out my blood glucose falls. so I take a PB and J sandwich with me. After a low even if the bg goes up I still feel like it's down. Exhausting.

wraithmb 2014-04-29 18:21:00 -0500 Report

… Hopeful that a cure is coming, confident I can manage until then, with a little nervousness that my kids may take after their father…

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-26 19:11:37 -0500 Report

Totally happy and healthy. Since I can't predict the future, I am not going to view it in a negative manner. That is part of being healthy.

ImOnGuard 2014-04-26 11:38:26 -0500 Report

Terrified! I have a toddler that I need to be around for…not to mention she is at increased risk of T2 diabetes, because I have it. I will be trying to make sure that she eats right (to her, unsalted mixed nuts are "candy"), but there is no telling what the future has in store.

robertoj 2014-04-27 12:37:45 -0500 Report

She has a real chance at a healthy life. Teaching her healthy eating habits and encouraging an active lifestyle will help insure it.

Television1 2014-04-25 22:03:56 -0500 Report

I feel really dumb, cause when I had my tumor removed in 2010, I was told then no more sugar, , but didn't understand why, but now I understand why

shorty1965 2014-04-25 18:49:16 -0500 Report

I feel like I'm going to get much better at eating right and do all the right things to take care of myself:)

kimfing 2014-04-25 17:53:19 -0500 Report

Optimistic as i have made it thru my first year and im still here and healthier now than before

GabbyPA 2014-04-25 17:06:52 -0500 Report

When I think about my future, I feel hopeful that it will be a very good future. While I may have a disease, I am overall much more healthy than I was before and that gives me great hope for an adventure filled future.

robertoj 2014-04-25 22:17:56 -0500 Report

I had been but other health issues have taken there toll. I might not even be here save the fact that I was taking good care of myself due to diabetes.

haoleboy 2014-04-25 16:38:52 -0500 Report

… optimistic and confident. My short term goal is to get my HbA1c to 5.6 or less (5.9 at last check) and long term to 5.0 or less. My next labs are in a month and I am feeling good about the prospect of hitting my goal.

camerashy 2014-04-25 16:23:37 -0500 Report

that I'm doing a good job, now. In fact I'm sorta proud of myself. My BG rarely gets over 200 now, and it used to stay around 350. It's the only physically medical problem I have. So far, I have none of the devastating problems that being diabetic can cause. (I'm just loon crazy ;-)

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-04-25 16:02:29 -0500 Report

Oddly enough, being down to one eye, I finally empowered and somewhat in control. I am more educated, have better technology, more desire, and a great support system. Maybe I'm just taking better advantage of whats been available, but I feel as though I have a hand in curtailing my own demise.

1lady4 2014-04-25 15:45:29 -0500 Report

When I think of my future with Diabetes I feel like I'm in Jail or Prison & cannot get out

camerashy 2014-04-25 16:25:03 -0500 Report

I felt like that for the 1st 10 years. I had to adjust my attitude and get on with it. Of course, finding a really wonderful doctor helped a lot, too.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-25 14:07:12 -0500 Report

When I think about my future with diabetes… I only think about my future and what I can do to make that a very long future in spite of diabetes. I plan on being, oh lets see…OK 30 years old again for about 40 years. I plan on seeing all my grand children grown, even the youngest who starts preschool this year, and my oldest who just finished a degree in law enforcement and is now a police woman.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-29 09:36:48 -0500 Report

Trudie, I am the same way. I think if you are not optimistic, you are holding yourself back. Not one of us can predict the future when it comes to anything so I am not going to be terrified about it.

Type1Lou 2014-04-25 13:18:37 -0500 Report

…optimistic and lucky that I'm dealing with my diabetes now rather than in the early 1950's when my Dad was diagnosed! There is so much more available to us to help manage and control our condition!

robertoj 2014-04-25 16:04:22 -0500 Report

My grandmother was diabetic in those days. I shudder remembering those daggers they called syringes. No meters and test strips. "m wih you on that.

theladyiscrazy 2014-04-25 12:39:14 -0500 Report

uncertain. I am still in the stage where my blood sugars go up and down (pain from arthritis, allergic reactions requiring steroids). It just seems there are so many things that affect one's diabetes.

camerashy 2014-04-25 16:28:00 -0500 Report

I was there for a long time. With help from a really outstanding physician and a good dog, I'm doing so much better. Hang in there - you'll make it.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-26 08:13:47 -0500 Report

Camerashy; I agree our dogs really are life savers. They love us unconditionally, they never get tired of us having diabetes and how much the expenses are, they give us moral support, they are always ready and eager to help us any way they can. All they ask in return is good food, exercise, baths, health care, and love, which we need also.
Good doctors are also important, I am still looking for an outstanding doctor.

camerashy 2014-04-26 20:19:13 -0500 Report

I came across my doctor by accident. I moved, and believe it or not, he was the only one available here. He's from India, and from all I've seen through other family members, doctors from India are the most informed. They study harder.

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