Learning how to except being diabetic. Ways I deal with it.

By Dez Latest Reply 2009-03-25 15:23:34 -0500
Started 2009-03-24 23:14:57 -0500

I was diagnosed last year when I went to the doctor for a check up. I was nine months pregnant when I got the news. It was a hard time for me. I was scared not knowing how to take everything in. Now here I am year and a half later, learning how to take care of myself in a new way. positive thinking, and giving thanks to the creator for my life today. I am happy with four children and one on the way. I have strength within myself to keep moving forward. Eating right, walking and taking my vitamins and meds.

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roshy 2009-03-25 15:23:34 -0500 Report

Time is a great healer!! i think that is all it takes!! With time comes acceptance i believe! x

lipsie 2009-03-25 06:37:55 -0500 Report

Hiya, Nice to meet you. Granted not under the circumstances. By what I have read you sound quite strong willed, which you will need with that many kid and living with Diabeties. Though it can be done and is done all over. If I was you I would definately go to the library and check out a couple books. There is a section here with suggestions. I dunno much about it while being pregnant, but do they treat it durig it? Do you test your sugars yet too? I really wish you well and am very glad you joined here. Take care. Sheila

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Debe Pendice 2009-03-25 06:35:18 -0500 Report

When I was first diagnosed I was 6. I was scared to death of needles. When I was my Dad and Mom and I was getting taught, I couldn't understand why my brother wasn't learning with us. He was 18 months older than me. I thought I must of did something wrong and was being punshed for it. Why was I the only kid getting shots? Why was I the kid not having cake and candy? Oh woe is me. I got use to it and it seem like nobody knew about it. I got along happy. I didn't want anyone to know because in my mind I had a strange disease that know one else had. I adjusted really good to getting shots and never told anybody. But in my my hig school days I made 2 friends that also had diabetes and then was able to feel good about someone else having it and I now was not the only person I knew that had it. I was controling diabetes with the great help of Mom & Dad. But wait, then I went through my rebellious years in 11th and 12th gradde. I went along with my friends that didn't even know I had diabetes and ate pizza, drank pop with then and party till I would go in the hospital. But after the hospitalization I have been back in control (I had no choice all my friends knew now) (LOL)…Dene

bigjrm45 2009-03-24 23:30:23 -0500 Report

running after four kid's can bring your BS down,but the stress can get it back up.but all you need to do is look at there faces and little smiles and it will go back down,have fun with your family and enjoy life, and welcome to the DC family enjoy.

Dez 2009-03-25 00:06:57 -0500 Report

There are my days of what if, but i know i will have to take things a bit slow and just take a breath. My kids give me time to myself when it's needed. I let them know and i lock my door for awhile, hahahah.

bigjrm45 2009-03-25 00:26:19 -0500 Report

I was a single dad for 8 years 2 girls, 2yrs and 6yrs old and my boy was 4yrs old,that was the best time in my life,kids have a way of making you happy