By Damon2003 Latest Reply 2014-06-15 12:03:21 -0500
Started 2014-06-13 19:56:12 -0500

I fell off the Diabetic Control Wagon over three years ago and now I am trying to get in control again and it's tough. Has this happened to anyone else? And does anyone have any tips that helped them get back in control? Thank You.

9 replies

RebDee 2014-06-15 06:50:28 -0500 Report

Do you remember the song in the movie, HIGH HOPES (or are you too young) that talks about the ant: "Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again." Wish I could remember all the words and they were words for Diabetics to live by. Just start over as this is the first time in the rest of your life.

Jeff82 2014-06-15 00:29:27 -0500 Report

Look at the responses you have received from people on this discussion board who don't know you, as well as from your family. Bottom line, nobody wants to dwell on the troubles/mistakes of the past, but the opportunities of a new future. The best thing is to see people looking to turn their lives around with our serious disease, it's never too late, Way to go buddy, i hope everything works out.

mich2014 2014-06-14 12:04:29 -0500 Report

This might sound like I'm a dummy, but can someone explain what being "in control" of your diabetes actually is?

jayabee52 2014-06-14 13:16:18 -0500 Report

I believe an honest question is a good question here.

being in control of one's diabetes is to keep one's BG (Blood Glucose) above 70 mg/dl. and below 130 mg/dl.

faulkucraig 2014-06-15 07:16:29 -0500 Report

I like the "No Sugar" symbol
But I'd like even more a "No Pharmaceutical" symbol…& MORE TRUSTING GOD TO HEAL BY REMOVING THESE DEVILS THAT ARE AT THE HELM OF OUR PAIN THAT NO DOCTOR CAN PIN POINT THE CAUSE SO THEY PRESCRIBE & DIM LIFE!!!!! DEVILS ARE MORE REAL THAN these perceived diseases…FASTING & PRAYER ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF THIS DEVIL…(amazing how thousands of years ago Jesus spoke of Fasting ) The Food of today is Alchemy …in Greek Pharmekia translates to WitchCraft!!! ITS BLATANT
YOUR MIND DOESNT ALLOW THIS TO REGISTER…there is a devil in the details…love to

Damon2003 2014-06-13 20:59:44 -0500 Report

Thank you for your words. My family is on my mind while I fight to get back in control, my wife is taking an interest in my diet now and she will be able to help me stay on course. Today I am back to day one starting over.

haoleboy 2014-06-13 22:11:39 -0500 Report

here is my recipe for dealing with my health issues (I have several) …
Dealing with a chronic illness/condition can be incredibly stressful. It seems, at times, that the mental aspect of dealing with a disease that you know is never going away is the hardest part.

Here is how I have been attempting to cope …

-Don't worry about the past. Knowing how you got it ain't gonna fix it.
-You are not alone. Reach out to others for help.
-Learn as much as you can about your adversary (in this case your disease).
-Focus on what you can do at this moment to make yourself as healthy as possible.
-Be forgiving. Start first by forgiving yourself.
-Be loving. Start first by loving yourself.
-Be patient. Take baby steps.
-Meditate daily.

I would add … let each day start anew … "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." see #1 and #4 above


haoleboy 2014-06-13 20:33:58 -0500 Report

Keeping in mind the loved ones that you would devastate by an early demise
(or severe disability) and all that you would miss seeing your children (grand children) growing up keeps me on the straight and narrow.