I am almost 68 years old. I've had Type II Diabetes for twenty years and in the last few months my blood sugar has gone crazy and out of control. For the diabetes, I changed doctors from my internist to a brand new endocrinologist in town (actually 35 miles away). She increased Lantus and added twenty units of Humalog before each meal and requested numerous testing of blood sugar a day. I am now on a strict, I assume, normal diabetic diet. She wants me to exercise one hour each day. Ha. My blood sugar is better, but I feel like I am starving and such a poor old victim. I REALLY miss tastier food. I KNOW there are millions of people worse off than I am, but I can't seem to get beyond this "poor me" mentality. I couldn't/wouldn't kill myself because of loved ones, but I sure would prefer not to be here at all. My complaint must seem so lame to many of you. I'm hoping someone of you can tell me something to turn a switch in my brain. My husband doesn't help when he says, "Think about the poor ol' 'fill in the blank' who have it so much worse. I don't enjoy things I used to. Thank you for any support. We do have support groups in the area, but I would feel super dumb saying what I think and complaining. Thank you.
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