my a1c is too high

By Paintups Latest Reply 2009-05-15 04:17:46 -0500
Started 2009-05-08 18:18:22 -0500

ive been diabetic now for 6 years…and i did well for like the first year and a half, got my a1c down to 7 something, the last time i had my a1c done it was over 13. idk if its cause i just dont care, or i dont have enough help and or modivation from the people around me…just looking for support. thanks guys.

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lipsie 2009-05-15 04:17:46 -0500 Report

Yes, you have come to the right place for support but in my eyes YOU have to want it also, its up to you uttimatlely. I have not seen you respond, I hope you come back…cuz we really are good people here and care…great ideas, help, suggestions, recipes, etc. Do join in!! Msg me if ya wanna! Love yaasssssss Sheila

Judimar 2009-05-14 22:29:57 -0500 Report

Hi there!

Yes you've come to the right place for support and if you need someone to listen who understands where you are coming from. Just remember you only have one life to live and you are a precious gift. There is no one on the face of the earth like you. It's important to take care of your self and be your own advocate. You can ask your doctor for suggestions on how you can get your A1C down, but it's up to you to follow through. Yes there will be times when you will slip or lose motivation (we all do) but if you think about what's important to you I am sure you will find something to help pull you back on track. If that doesn't happen, you can rely on the people here to help see you through.

Welcome to DC and as Mark John says "Don't fear Diabetes, make Diabetes FEAR YOU!" (I may not have quoted that exactly right, Sorry MJ!)



beedy 2009-05-14 21:24:43 -0500 Report

Check you exercise. I suggest you begin weight lifting and strength training if your doctor gives you the ok.
It is ok that you loss motivation, from time to time we all will. But it is not ok to give up. So get up, dust yourself off and get back in the game with the rest of us. I am pulling for you.

cyncyn 2009-05-08 20:01:14 -0500 Report

My mother-in-law has had Type II, for several years, she still does not look at this seriously. My 27 yr.old son, was just diagnoised last month with Type II. At first he was in denial, and then he change his outlook on life He now looks at this, as, a reason to live a healthier life. He has 2 small children, that he wants to see grow-up and have their own kids. A GREAT ATTITUDE !!! .

RogerC 2009-05-08 19:12:04 -0500 Report

I'm not too old (36) so I still remember my college days and the stupid way I had of ignoring my diabetes. I went years without actually checking blood sugar. I would just guess how much insulin I needed and take it. Then I got married and had kids. All of a sudden I wanted to make sure I was around as an active, complete father. I got serious about my control and have gotten my a1c down to 5.9 over the past couple of years.

Luckily, when I was in my "stupid" phase, I didn't suffer any real damage. I was EXTREMELY lucky. Please stop me if I'm wrong, but judging by your profile pic, you are still pretty young. When I was in college, I thought I was invincible. I think we all think that at that age. But the truth is, what you ignore now, you pay for later. I work in the medical field and see patients all the time who are in their 50's+ who have ignored their diabetes and are now paying the consequences. You've got to do this for yourself. You can't rely on external forces to "keep you honest" about your diabetes. If you don't seem to care, why should anyone else? You've got to just get down to business and decide that you want quality of life when you're older. It makes things that much easier.

I don't believe in scare tactics, so that's not what I'm trying to do, but I'm very passionate about getting people to take responsibility for their lives and to be accountable for their actions. It's amazing what instilling this into your character will do for you in every aspect of your life. Please keep us updated. I know exactly what you're going through right now and wish I had someone to kickstart me when I was headed down that path.

mamaoak 2009-05-08 18:50:42 -0500 Report

oh that is to bad you just have to buckel down and watch your carbs and exerose one hr everyday that helps just go for a walk if you can for an hr or just start with a 20 for the first week and increas it 10 min a week untell you are up to an hr or two this will help.

Melissa Dawn
Melissa Dawn 2009-05-08 18:46:13 -0500 Report

Diabetes is a pain in the butt. Still, its our pain in the butt, and we got embrace it. Find the motivation to tighten the control — let your family and friends know what you are trying to do and you'll be amazed at the support you receive. Diabetes is often misunderstood, but once you explain the importance of blood sugar control and the need for help to those around you, they'll can be more supportive.

DiabeticConnect is a great place to meet friends have questions answered — but we aren't there when you make the choices about what you eat, when you take your insulin, etc. Good luck and be strong! The disease only wins if we let it.

cyncyn 2009-05-08 18:23:22 -0500 Report

You have come to the right place! There is so much support from great friends here. Good advise, infomation,
etc. And sometimes, just a pair of broad shoulders to lean on!

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