Need Better Control - Looking for Support

By Krissy3110 Latest Reply 2014-11-10 14:17:58 -0600
Started 2014-11-02 15:30:35 -0600

Hello Everyone,

Well I jointed Diabetic Connect back in 2010 but haven't really been apart of the community. I've been Diabetic for 9 years - Doctor's aren't really sure if it's Type 1 or Type 1.5 that I have. I was diagnosed on Halloween Night 2005, well in these past 9 years I haven't been taken very good control of my disease, I guess I've been in denial. Last A1C was 11, I'm hoping my next one will be less since I've had a little better control. My other issue is that I'm an emotional/stress eater and not good food which I need to work on way to control my emotions. Since this month is Diabetic Awareness Month, I decided that it's time for me to be more aware regarding being diabetic and hopefully get better control so I won't have many effects down the road.
Planning on being more involved with Diabetic Connect because I think that will help me with support from others who are dealing with the same issues.

8 replies

hjeanpat71 2014-11-10 14:17:58 -0600 Report

Good for you on taking control of your disease. My son was diagnosed 8 months ago with Type 1. He has highs and lows. Try checking your BG each day. That may help you keep track of where you are at as far as numbers go. Also, if you would like more information from award winning diabetes educators and health professionals go to
There is a ton of information there to help with managing diabetes!

Krissy3110 2014-11-05 18:40:35 -0600 Report

Thank you, For welcoming me back to the Diabetic Connect Community, I appreciate all of the wonderful advice and support.

Type1Lou 2014-11-04 10:10:39 -0600 Report

Congratulations on taking control! I have found a hobby that I am passionate about (quilting) and can get lost in it and derive satisfaction and affirmation from it. Is there something that you are passionate about (other than food-related items) that can help you relieve stress and feel better about yourself? Become aware of all of the carbohydrates that you eat by reading all the food labels and getting a good guide that lists the carb values/serving sizes of foods. Limiting my carbs has given me better BG control. Be careful of the "No-sugar added" items since they still may contain more carbs than you should eat. Also low-fat and no-fat versions of food often have more carbs than the regular versions. Wishing you well!

Glucerna 2014-11-03 15:34:58 -0600 Report

I think it's fantastic that you're ready to manage diabetes more effectively. Since you mentioned stress and emotional eating, you might find the book "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes" by Michelle May, MD helpful. It really is possible to learn how to take care of stress and emotions without food, and you'll find lots of support and encouragement here. ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-11-03 07:16:40 -0600 Report

Knowing your issues is half the battle and I think that November is a great time to renew some vows and take some action. I know it's good for me to re-evaluate my plan from time to time as well.

I look forward to all that you will be sharing with us about your triumphs in the new outlook you have.

lilleyheidi 2014-11-03 02:43:10 -0600 Report

welcome Kristen. Like you, I was in denial for the first several years after my diagnosis of type 2. Finally this summer, I decided to take control of my life and gain control over my disease. I've been eating healthy, taking my medication and have gone from a a1c of over 12 to down to 6.0.
The support and encouragement here is amazing. If you want to speak to me or anyone, just send a message. Someone is sure to have some suggestions for you. Good for you for taking advantage of the group. WELCOME

jayabee52 2014-11-02 16:25:16 -0600 Report

Howdy Krissy
Let us know how we may best help support you in your quest for control and mastery of this disease. I believe you are certainly able to do it, and coming back here is the first step on that path.

Praying for your continually improving health


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