Common Concerns

Edie
By Edie Latest Reply 2009-07-21 04:25:38 -0500
Started 2009-07-18 17:09:18 -0500

I found this on the American Diabetes Web Site and thought I would share it with all of my Friends and Family on Here.

I've known I've had Diabetes since I was 16 and am now 52 and didn't know this. How many didn't know this besides me of course.

When You're Sick:

Being sick can make your blood glucose (sugar) level go up very high. It can also cause serious conditions that can put you in a coma. The best way to prevent a minor illness from becoming a major problem is to work out a plan of action for sick days ahead of time.

Flu & Pneumonia Shots:

Having the flu can be dangerous for anyone. But it is extra risky for people with diabetes or other chronic health problems.

When You Travel:

Planning a trip? Whether you're camping or cruising, you can go anywhere and do almost anything. It just takes a little planning ahead to handle your diabetes.

Tips for Emergency Preparedness:

Recent concerns about terrorist attacks have simply increased our awareness of the need to be prepared if a disaster strikes. People with diabetes must consider proper diabetes care when they make emergency plans.

Anger:

Diabetes is the perfect breeding ground for anger. Anger can start at diagnosis with the question, "Why me?" You may dwell on how unfair diabetes is: "I'm so angry at this disease! I don't want to treat it. I don't want to control it. I hate it!"

Depression:

Feeling down once in a while is normal. But some people feel a sadness that just won't go away. Life seems hopeless. Feeling this way most of the day for two weeks or more is a sign of serious depression.

Denial:

Denial is that voice inside repeating: "Not me." Most people go through denial when they are first diagnosed with diabetes. "I don't believe it. There must be some mistake," they say.


5 replies

Edie
Edie 2009-07-21 04:25:38 -0500 Report

after posting this I went back and hit on each one and they had so much information that it is not funny. I loved reading so much new information I believe it will help me to get better control of my blood sugar now. As I come by more information I will post it here for all of us.
Thanks for coming by.
your friend always;
Edie

MeMike
MeMike 2009-07-18 19:20:56 -0500 Report

I have known this but after 32 years of having diabetes, a refresher course now and then never hurts. I feel as though I am up to date, however there was a few things on the list that made me go hmmm. Thanks.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-07-18 17:40:15 -0500 Report

Edie, I can't believe they never let you know this with the past few decades(LOL) I learned this from get go many moons ago and I think I still go though everything listed on this paper. I am glad you put this up on the site. Maybe you will help alot of friends here that doesn't know any of this. Thanks for sharing…Debe