Diabetic Class

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2014-10-09 09:51:58 -0500
Started 2014-10-07 16:26:39 -0500

Today went to another Diabetic class. Told the DE that I couldn't remember what to do when I get sick. But pretty knew the other info. Helped the one sweet Lady Gene and perhaps the gentleman who isn't diabetic but he might become one just not sure yet. I wasn't bored per se with the class. Since I did share about this website and fundamental info when it comes to your daily diet and etc. Yet again didn't learn much. So I guess I am doing ok. Need to find out about some swimming classes or whatever near me.

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TsalagiLenape 2014-10-08 16:31:26 -0500 Report

Thank you all for your wonderful replies. So today my twin brother took me to the local YMCA where I can do swimming. From there went the local social offices to get another diabetic card and found out no one had any idea about this. Yet I showed them my old ragged one. Which they got info to order some of these cards. Also was asked about starting up a Diabetic support group. Which sounds scary but great you know. To help people past the point of the newbie's classes. I was hoping to talk to the one lady and see if we can do something like that. Have my mom as a resource for cooking healthier meals I think we might have the beginnings of something here. Just a thought huh? What do ya'll think?

Glucerna 2014-10-08 18:49:33 -0500 Report

You accomplished a lot today! How cool that you were asked about starting up a support group, and it sounds like you're already thinking about the people who can help you get this going. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Stuart1966 2014-10-08 16:14:26 -0500 Report

Ten years, twenty years, thirty, fifty years experience… we have radically different needs and concerns than someone who has no serious experience(s) yet with diabetes. Tragically most diabetes classes are solely geared for raw beginners.

Never encountered a class which explored, dealt with much beyond the rote death-dismemberment gangrene, impotence blindness speeches unchanged from nearly fifty years ago. Blah-blah blah, portion control, blah blah exercise, yawn insulin… snore technology…

Not much there to hold ones attention for more than a few minutes, (much less keep ones eyes open about) if they are not done VERY dynamically, and with instructors who can think on their feet. Done in the usual monotone… -shiver-

Looking forward to a serious class designed for experienced diabetics… someday. Not holding my breath though…

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-10-08 07:54:38 -0500 Report


Thanks for the report on your diabetic class. Sounds like you got some useful information. But also, I suspect you were a big help to other people in the class. Even just getting the support, and being a support, is to me a great benefit of going to a class.

Swimming sounds like a great idea, too!


valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-10-07 18:18:11 -0500 Report

Sounds like a great time in these classes. The swimming sounds the best. Wish there was something like this here but no such luck. You have a lot to offer so stick with it girl. And remember you can teach an old dog new tricks!

robertoj 2014-10-07 18:14:21 -0500 Report

I had my classes almost immediately after my dx. It was very helpful. The rest is research on sites like this.

GabbyPA 2014-10-07 17:56:12 -0500 Report

How many classes do you have in this course? Maybe you will find some good stuff in another class. I know in mine, I knew a lot of the things, but learning at least one new thing was good for me. Plus...swimming is great exercise. I hope you find a close place for you.

Glucerna 2014-10-07 17:44:28 -0500 Report

It sounds like an overall good experience in the diabetes class today, and learning how to handle days when you're sick is definitely important information. Swimming sounds like fun! ~Lynn @Glucerna