diabetes

connie tudor
By connie tudor Latest Reply 2009-03-03 11:17:38 -0600
Started 2009-02-24 08:01:41 -0600

being a diebetic ive went through alot.i test myself everyday and take pills.its hard but ive gotten use to it.


12 replies

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-26 02:05:27 -0600 Report

I have got my BS in good control but thats after having it most of my life. I have been through it all. I now have less pain, less thirst, lest hunger and all around feel 100% better. But after doing so good for so long, than you get the flu or infection, and it throws me out of wack for a week or 2, sometimes I end up hospitalized. Thats even in good control. That makes me mad that my body does what ever it wants to when your ill, it doesn't matter how good your BS is…Debe

2009-02-26 14:13:41 -0600 Report

Very true Debe, one day of illness, can wipe out months or years of control.

2009-02-25 22:49:01 -0600 Report

One thing I've found in being diabetic, I tend to eat better than before being diabetic.

Welcome to the family!

roshy
roshy 2009-02-25 13:34:52 -0600 Report

Diabetes should be called the Big Balancing Game!! it takes everything to get it just right between balancing meals snaks sugars exercise sleep lifestyle emotions!! but it makes us stronger!! and once you get it right its like winning a prize!! No matter how many times i pick up the glucose kit and get a good reading, STILL a big smile grows on my face as i think to myself "that a gal roshy!!!"

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-25 23:15:40 -0600 Report

Laura is that way too, if she does get a high she wants to retest immediately, just tonight she got a 192 and I didn't think that sounded right considering her diet for the day, so I agreed to let her retest and it was 101 the second time around, she gets all giddy when its normal like that. Probably a little more so considering the highs she had while in the hospital but the whole fear factor and stress had a lot to do with that. I too love to see her have normal levels but for me it's a sigh of relief more than the giddiness she gets.

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-25 23:15:40 -0600 Report

Laura is that way too, if she does get a high she wants to retest immediately, just tonight she got a 192 and I didn't think that sounded right considering her diet for the day, so I agreed to let her retest and it was 101 the second time around, she gets all giddy when its normal like that. Probably a little more so considering the highs she had while in the hospital but the whole fear factor and stress had a lot to do with that. I too love to see her have normal levels but for me it's a sigh of relief more than the giddiness she gets.

jsd2005
jsd2005 2009-02-25 02:48:54 -0600 Report

Being diabetic, definitely take some commitment and discipline. As long as you are willing to take the bull by the horns, you are a step ahead of the game. It must be monitored, for treatment and management. Otherwise, the health risks are too great. Good for you!

SkipT
SkipT 2009-02-25 21:25:30 -0600 Report

And if there is a silver lining to the cloud of being a diabetic it is that we can monitor our health quite easily. No way to do this with other diseases.

cakeybakes
cakeybakes 2009-02-24 22:21:50 -0600 Report

Welcome to the group! I hope you can find this site as interesting, fun, and informative as I have. It's great to know you can share anything with these fab folks!

Janice5208
Janice5208 2009-02-24 19:55:52 -0600 Report

Connie-WE have all been there at one time or another-I'm here if you need to just talk -sometimes just the stress of not having someone to listen will aggrviate you,HUGGS

Gabby
GabbyPA 2009-02-24 08:48:30 -0600 Report

Would you like to share with us some of the ways you have gotten used to your diabetes? We are always looking for tips to make us feel like we are normal too.