Signed, A Disillusioned, Demoralized Type 1 Diabetic

By RojoAlmighty87 Latest Reply 2015-04-15 02:02:50 -0500
Started 2015-03-27 00:22:00 -0500

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I, therefore am guilty of insanity because I find myself going online to search for a cure. Perhaps my mind comprehends what my heart fails to realize: There will never be a cure. I'm sick of all the sites saying one day and them not moving a muscle in proving that. All talk and no action. I am also sick of my fellow diabetics embracing this curse. It's a prison and you can't make the best out of it. Believe me, I have tried. I'm off to find a way out.

8 replies

wraithmb 2015-04-15 02:02:50 -0500 Report

Hey rojo,

I agree with you that there will never be a cure. There is just too much money in treatment.

I sincerely hope that your "way out" isn't what we are thinking it is. I've heard that God gives the hardest battles to the toughest soldiers. Welcome to the ranks!

allied gardens
allied gardens 2015-04-03 19:30:54 -0500 Report

I'm a type 1 since age 10 and wear a insulin pump.The control is how you want to control yourself. It's easy if you want it to be.

allied gardens
allied gardens 2015-03-28 22:42:47 -0500 Report

Good evening its easy to control this condition with a good diet, which follow the diet you're doctor gives you and meds.authorized . I wear an insulin pump and I thank god every day.I love you guys and thank you for listening.

Anonymous 2015-03-28 15:48:57 -0500 Report

Hi Rojo. I know how you feel… sorta. I've been type 1 since I was 3. I was also disillusioned with a cure being found. I've gotten down, sick and tired of all the diabetic stuff. But I want to say to you that I'm now 58 going on 59 years old. One of the best ways that helped me was to be determined that I wasn't going to let this "diabetes" thing take my joy out of life. I stayed connected with friends and activities I enjoy. I still get out and kayak, camp, travel to Central America doing medical mission work, go to festivals, and more. I really do understand the feeling of wanting to throw in the towel. But I guess I'm too determined to allow anything to be in my way of doing what I want. No, I have not done most of what I was "suppose" to do years ago… or most of the time now either. I wish I could give you more info on how to overcome the feelings of despair, but it does shift and life goes on… well. Consider the saying "change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change" Hang in there. Karen

Type1Lou 2015-03-27 10:37:03 -0500 Report

Currently there is no cure for diabetes. However, advances in medical knowledge and technology have made it easier for us to take control and manage our conditions. Whether we do so is entirely up to us. In the 1960's, I watched my Dad deal with his diabetes. He had lots fewer options than I currently have (e.g. disposable syringes, better and more effective insulins, BG meters, insulin pumps, CGM's, HbA1c tests, and a vast variety of sugar-free food options.) Yes, I have to test my BG frequently and make adjustments in insulin, diet and activity to stay in control. I CHOOSE to do this to ensure a good quality of life. I was diagnosed at age 27 in 1976 and am currently enjoying my retirement after having worked in a stressful position for many years. I never felt diabetes defined who I was nor what I could accomplish. It does not control me. I hope you can find it within yourself to accept your diabetes and to deal with it. It can be done.

GabbyPA 2015-03-27 05:50:54 -0500 Report

I hope that's the sugar talking and you are not serious about "finding a way out" unless your determination includes feeling free from your prison though personal efforts.

I am sorry that you are feeling this way. I know I get in this mood at times too, as frustrating as it all gets. Specially when things don't seem to make sense. I have ignored my diabetes until it scares me and I have pounced on all kinds of hopeful products out there as well. I have realized that it takes hard work, as anything of value often does.

It can sound trite, but treatment and survival of type 1 diabetes has come a LONG way. Just ask some of our older members here who have been diabetic for 60 plus years. They are an incredible inspiration if you let them be.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-27 01:23:48 -0500 Report

Pardon my French…but Diabetes sucks ass…(please don't ban me)…but your alive…please try to understand the value in that…If you are thinking of harming yourself…Go to the Emergency room and let them know how you are feeling…there ARE people that can help you…and they're people that care…

erikaleary 2015-03-27 01:05:35 -0500 Report

I think sometimes people say that to just try to make you feel better. I had a diabetes coach one time that told me something I have never forgotten, " Diabetes sucks, some days I have to sit in my pajamas all day and eat 2 tubs of Ben and jerry's and feel sorry for myself. And that's ok" that is the only thing anyone has ever said to me that made me feel better. But life, even with diabetes is beautiful. I feel your pain ( and I unlike other non type oners can say that). Just keep lookin for the light at the end of the tunnel.

jayabee52 2015-03-27 01:37:26 -0500 Report

Howdy Eri
Thanks for telling that story it was cool.

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

jayabee52 2015-03-27 00:31:43 -0500 Report

from what you have written: "I'm off to find a way out" are you contemplating doing something extremely stupid like attempting suicide? I am concerned.
Please do not attempt it.

Praying you don't attempt

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