Memorable moments with diabetes

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2014-10-08 21:00:14 -0500
Started 2014-10-07 22:01:14 -0500

living with diabetes can become overwhelming at times, and monotonous at others. No matter what you are feeling diabetes is always there, day in and day out. I would love to hear some of your memorable moments that you have had with diabetes, whether good or bad. I think it is important to remember the wins but also learn from the scary moments that we may have in this journey with diabetes.


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Michael_1960
Michael_1960 2014-10-08 21:00:14 -0500 Report

My worse moment was when I was first diagnosed with diabetes I cried, because I was scared and I thought that was it, I was done for, but my best part of it is hey I kept going, I will not let it stop me, it made me stronger, and to fight back so I can overcome this. It's like the christian song by Mandisa, Overcomer!

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2014-10-08 16:39:25 -0500 Report

I regret I cannot think of any moments with "rainbows and kittens" concerning diabetes. There is nothing joyful, or joyous about it that I know of… I truly wish I did Jeanette?! Truly…

Memorable moments, a conference room in a regional diabetes center (which has since closed its doors). The least experienced diabetic in the room had twelve years serious experience. The eldest had over forty. It was nice for once not to be the eldest diabetic in the room. There were twenty+ or so of us during that week. We taught the staff a thing or two -ggg-

It was interesting to go to diabetic camp as a child. "Camp Firefly" Schwenksville PA the mid 70's. No blood-sugar monitors, no CGM's, no pumps even existed yet. The so called "dark ages" by some.

Yet we were all diabetics and we THRIVED with none of the anxiety many seem to have today.

The camp has disappeared sadly.

Remember regaining consciousness once in the arms of a drop-dead gorgeous physician having gone badly low.

Remember falling in love with some nurses who took care of me and did not treat me differently BECAUSE I was diabetic. I was just a boy and they cared about me, the boy, not the disease at all. They told me I KNEW as much as they did… -Massive Grin-

I felt grown up (and was).

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-10-08 11:28:20 -0500 Report

My most memorable moment was when I realized that I was not going to allow diabetes to control my life. That happened the first week I was diagnosed. People who think it is overwhelming or monotonous have to refocus their lives which is just my opinion.

I don't understand why people have to label diabetes as you always do. It becomes what label you give it. Life can be monotonous for people without diabetes because they lack a sense of adventure. People can become overwhelmed at anytime if they don't face their problems and solve them. You don't have to have diabetes for that to happen.

Diabetes is a chronic disease. You can still live as healthy a life as you CHOOSE to live provided you are willing to take care of yourself. If you think diabetes is overwhelming, monotonous, bothersome, a pain in the butt, is someone else's fault, then it will become a problem that could have been prevented had you accepted the fact that diabetes is not a death sentence and live your life on a more positive note. Diabetes will become whatever label you put on it and odds are over time it will make you very miserable. Again just my opinion.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-10-08 07:49:49 -0500 Report

I remember early in my life with diabetes (around 1985), I was taking my first flight to Europe. I had packed 2 vials of NPH insulin in my carry on bag in case one broke while I was away. An announcement was made on the plane asking if anyone on board had diabetes because a passenger had forgotten to pack their insulin. Since both of my vials were new, I offered one to the passenger. I received a thank you note and flowers once I'd gotten home thanking me for being a vacation-saver. I'm glad that I was in a position to help. This is my memorable moment with diabetes.

eatfish97
eatfish97 2014-10-08 06:17:10 -0500 Report

Hi yall Diabetes is overwhelming when you go all your life with out even a sniffle, and then you go to this specialist and they set you down and tell you the truth like you only have months if I do not change… Yes no matter what you are feeling diabetes is always there. I think it is for me to find something new to eat because salads all the time is boring, Look I went out to eat last night to a Asian restaurant and had a salad and then some fish and I had to scrape the batter off so my sugar would not be high this morning BORING lol thanks Ken.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-10-08 06:07:18 -0500 Report

My first 98 was memorable. I was so excited. I actually thought I was having a low because that kind of number was not in my vocabulary. When I tested, I was so happy to see anything below 100.

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