Common Concerns

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.


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!"


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 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.

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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;

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