By Inkaddiction Latest Reply 2010-01-02 14:02:50 -0600
Started 2009-08-03 02:41:05 -0500

I was diagnosed with tyoe 2 on my 40th birthday, 7 years ago in Dec. I have been on every meds known and I just gave in and let my Dr start me on insulin, I am not happy about it at all, but, it is what it is.
In Feb. I was rushed to the Hospital and shocked…TWICE! my heart was out of rhythm, Dr started me on Coumadin to help thin my blood and avoid clots, with Coumadin you have to be careful with veggies, dark leafies, of course the only ones like.
Now on insulin I am having to be more careful about what I eat, and SURPRIZE!!…the good heart foods, and daibetic foods contradict each other, talk about stressing me out!
It got me SO bad after Dr said *your startng insulin* I ended p in the hospital a complete wreck, they sent a social worker to talk to me, he said *Well, you're fat, you need to do something about that*…I just about killed him, had they not given me something for my headache that made me not able to get up, I would have choked him right there
So now, I am totally overwhelmed by everything going on, I have no support from my husband, no friends, and things are really starting to suck!

56 replies

imsuzie2 2010-01-02 07:34:12 -0600 Report

Just found this discussion and learned lots of things I didn't know about my friends here. I also noticed that it has been 3 months since Inkaddiction has been on. Anyone have contact with her recently? S2

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-01-02 07:13:57 -0600 Report

Wow. I've been out of town for a week or so and just read this entire thread. I am in awe of the honesty, openness, and support offered here.

Welcome to DC - I know that finding this site was one of the best things that's happened to me for awhile. I've been struggling alone with this disease for 10 years and it's been very lonely in a lot of ways. Even when the people around you are supportive, as someone mentioned earlier, they just don't get it.

I can also understand the attraction of bridge abutments and cliffs - having had those same thoughts myself. (If I just turn the wheel a little this way…) I was finally diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and put on medication. I didn't think it was doing much till I had to drive home in a snowstorm and realized halfway there that I didn't have my usual death grip on the steering wheel! (I have a phobia about driving.) It's a low dose and it just evens me out. The doc explains it as 'fixing' a chemical imbalance in my brain. I resisted it for a long while - am glad I finally decided 2 years ago to give it a try. I'm not so afraid all the time now.

In reading all these posts, I am also impressed by the courage so many of you have shown - and are showing - in standing up for yourselves. LOVED your description of your husband's shocked reaction, Pat. Interesting how, when we change our behavior, others around us aren't sure what to do! (My EX-husband packed up his stuff while I was at work and left with a note on the table saying, among other things, that my heart was a toxic waste dump. What a jackass. His leaving was one of the best things that ever happened to me - I've been married 20 years to a really fine man. Who has a metabolism I'd kill for.)

Anyway, welcome to the site. Sorry for this rambling reply but it's early in the morning and I've already had too much coffee! Pam

Hinboyz3 2010-01-02 07:10:01 -0600 Report

Im so sorry for the unnecessary stress your going thru with your hubby and all the doctors and meds too. But their is light at the end of the tunnel, just keep your faith and stary in good health. You have to remember it's only one of you and you have to continue on the path your on. Things will change and get better with a little work from you. So dont worry about anyone else, cause it's up to you to take care of yourself. I was told in Oct. 2009 right before my 45th birthday, that Im type 2, and had to start right away exercising and change my diet, or I would be on insulin. Well it was very hard work but I was determined to change my ways and become healthy. So I did I've loss 14 pounds and exercise daily. So you got to do it for yourself, and so far as support you got plenty of that right here on this site. We all support one another daily.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-02 14:02:50 -0600 Report

Amen!! If it wasn't for this site, I would be 6 ft under probably, one needs support from SOMEONE!! Sad, but it isn't always found with one's spouse. Since I have taken charge of my own life, I don't feel the need so much, of my hubbys—-his vision of people and the world, is "Work Hard" and if you can't keep up (I USED to—) sad turkey!!!! Feathers to you, too—-Hang in there!!! Pat R

Patti J. Kiing
Patti J. Kiing 2009-08-17 08:24:00 -0500 Report

I have found that taking Enzymatic Iron from the health food store helped my heart beating out of rhythm. I also found that eating 4 oz of protein at each meal and adding lots of veges (16 oz at lunch and 24oz at dinner) has helped me lose weight, calm my heart, and level out my blood sugar. I only share this as a personal success, and to share if it would be something for you to consider.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-17 10:32:06 -0500 Report

Thank you, Patti!! Sharing and trying are all any of us can do!! All ideas are WELCOME!! Some may work, some may not, but as you say, it might help someone, and that is aprreciated!!! Thanks and WELCOME!! Pat R

lipsie 2009-08-13 07:47:58 -0500 Report


Hi there, I am Sheila…I have not been as active lately and I am sorry I missed you at first for I have been having a lot of medical issues, and things myself. I just had to express that I have an idea where you are, granted I am not you, and can't say I know…but I also suffer from emotional problems and suicidal tendencies. I have not attempted since 2003 which is a great accomplishment for me, and have not cut in about a year. Anyhow, I know that I can not say I know your diet cuz I have not gone thru that, yes I am having issues but I could not imagine the stress it must be you do go thru. And yeah, how ugh you must feel. I am very sorry your mate is not really there for you right now, hopefully that'll change because you know things have to change I am sure…you would not have written to us otherwise…which I am VERY glad you have…we are here for this reason, to help support one another, give hugs, ideas, etc. I have missed a lot…so I won't put my foot in my mouth any further, lol. But I am here if you ever wanna chat…my kids are a bit younger than yours' though they also know my behavior…and also would not be surprised IF it was like that…and I HATE saying that but it's totally true so we can relate too!! So please msg me if you want. HUGS!!!! Please hang on, it can get better…I am proof…I am 37 years old and like I said finally 2003 have stopped though…I won't lie…I have had the thoughts still, but work them out now. Hugs! Sheila

cyncyn 2009-08-08 23:38:05 -0500 Report

Write or contact the hospital administrator (CEO)! If that don't work, then contact the Board of Directors! You can get the Board members name from the Administration office. Explain how the worker treated you. Also tell them, how you were discharged from the ER, with this medication, in your system. They should have made sure, that you had a driver, and they should have keep you there!! There is no excuse for any of their behavior.
Good luck


Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-09 10:40:34 -0500 Report

Amen!! PR

Inkaddiction 2009-08-12 23:01:13 -0500 Report

I have been down for a couple days with *flu symptoms*, I am now back among the living, and writting some thing about my hospital visit is on my list of things to take care of!!
Thank you for the support

tholz 2009-08-08 18:40:18 -0500 Report

I am so sorry, My prayers are with you. I ride on back of hubbys bike I would be to scared to drive.

Inkaddiction 2009-08-08 18:31:08 -0500 Report

It has gotten more difficult over the years I think…I used to think of my girls and who would take care of them, they are now 27 & 23, they have both been out on their own since they turned 18 and have never come back home, my youngest owes a mobile home, my oldest found a killer deal on rent so they are all set, they have good jobs, I talk to the youngest several times a day but rarely see her, the oldest lives only a couple blocks away but I rarely see or talk to her…so now my worry isnt so much about them, I know they will do ok in life. They both know how suicidial I become at times, so it just wouldnt surprise them at all
I know what you mean about the *fight*…I have stopped at the cliff many many times, got out and checked it out, someone else drove off it a couple years ago & I saw the car when they hauled it up.

I dont think *healthy* people *get it*…somedays I just want to lay in bed and die, its all I can do to drag myself to the bathroom and its just across the hall, my house always is messy, meals are rarely cooked, and I just feel like crap, and I get *you're always in that chair, same place day after day, nothing changes, you dont do anything*…really?…you trade me bodies for a day and see how you feel! I bet he wouldnt make it 1/2 the day

anyway…I have to say I am glad I found this site, I am finding it very helpful and the support is just AWESOME!!! thank you all so mcuh

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-08-08 06:54:59 -0500 Report

Wow, talk about no support system youu had. Well looking at this discussion all I have to say is welcome to the family. You got a support systems from all your friends here. Feel free to ask any questions. All the friends are here to help in any way…Debe

Inkaddiction 2009-08-08 06:21:46 -0500 Report

I really do ride!
I used to ride dirt bikes, only on the road as a passanger
In 02 my husband bought a Nightrain, we did lots of trips, it was awesome…but with his work schedlue we couldnt always go (hes the asst chief of our fire dept, a fire figther & emt)…so I made him buy me my own bike…because it had been forever since I had been on a bike alone & because of my back problems we started small, I bought a Honda Shadow 750, rode it for 2 yrs and traded it for a 04 Harley 1200 Custom, I have it set up perfect, its like sitting in a recliner!!…its the only real peace of mind I get

Pete…I had been thinking about talking to someone at the hospital, its been chewing at me that the social worker was such a jerk…in fact my daughter went to talk to the nurses & tell them I needed more help then they were giving me & that he had been rude, they asked if it was any of her business, she said well yes, thats my mom, the told her since I wasnt a threat to my self (I was) and *wasnt holding a knife to anyones throat* there wasnt much they could do
They even sent me out of there to drive myself home after I told them one of my death plans was a nice cliff I pass on my way home, no guard rail, no on coming traffic, piece of cake to run right off and down 200 feet…and they had given me something that made me groggy, I stopped 3 times to call my oldest daughter because I didnt think I could drive another foot, couldnt keep my eyes open, couldnt see, focus, think…I shouldnt have been discharged like that
Im not sure who I would talk to at the hospital, but I think I will write everything out and make sure it gets someones attention
Oh I guess I could ask my PCP, bet he would know or could find out!!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-08 14:12:19 -0500 Report

Me too!! Man——what is wrong with some people??!! I will refer to another young woman's story of DEPRESSION! One of our Drs. was NICE, BUT it sure showed a new side of him in how he treated this poor girl!!!

I was the ward clerk, it was my duty to tell her that he was gone, or unavailable! Since I was so suicidal MYSELF!!! I made up my mind to NEVER admit it to any of our staff!! One eve she came down one hall way, and he went up the other in order to escape her—

About 2 weeks later, the poor girl just could NOT take it any more, the NOT CARING probably played as big a part as anything in her last decision, she shot herself in the belly, came in and died on our ER table!

Not much was said, but unfortunately that is the common mentality of Drs to suicidal, problem, patients!!!

I used to fight driving my car into the side of 2 narrow bridges on my way home from work—fought it and fought it, one time I came so close it ripped the trim off of the side of the car! But I cried and backed off at the last second!! NO, NO< I do NOT WANT to do this!! BUt this pain is so unbearable!!!!

I drove on home to care for our 4 children——

I so understand but really don't know how to break through the negative response to Emotional illness—-

That is one reason why I am so OPEN about my own experiences, in the sincere hope that somehow this will also help to enlighten OTHERS!!!!!

Must take some time out—-Love to ALL!! PR

roger 2009-08-06 09:16:04 -0500 Report

hi i have been out of town for about 10 days and just found this !hang in there you now have all of us atDC to go to for alittle help and to lean on if you need just ask and see what comes back to you i think it will be lots just look what you have gotten in 3 days good luck

cyncyn 2009-08-06 08:36:32 -0500 Report

Please take Pete's suggestion!! If at first, you get no results, persue it, at a higher level. I have been thru this myself. After working at a hospital for 24 yrs, and getting hurt on the job, I was left without insurance. My daughter got hurt, and ended up in the E.R., The dr. was new, and did not know me. He was rude, crude, and obnoxious! I
reported him to Admisnistration, then carried it to the highest level, needless to say, he lost his license. He will never insult another patient. So, please report this un-professional!!!
Good luck to you. You are in good company here! Among friends and your "new" entended family, and we do care about you!


tholz 2009-08-05 19:34:03 -0500 Report

Do you really ride a Harley? I love riding on my hubbys bike. I really enjoy it.

P2putt 2009-08-05 14:15:15 -0500 Report

I can't believe the misfortune you've had and are having. I am a Retired Psychologist. I can't understand how a social worker, note the small case letters, spoke to you like that. This was extremely unprofessional, not to mention, rude, disrespectful and unethical. I suggest you consider contacting the hospital's Social Service Department and report him. I would also demand that he receive a reprimand and that it is placed in his Personnel file with a copy to you. If you get no satisfaction,send a complaint to your State Board of Social Workers. Go into detail about what he said to you, his manner,tone , any recommendations he made and the manner in which he left your room.This should not go unaddressed. It will be an apprropriate manner to assert yourself and hopefully protect future patients.Please send all this information via certified mail.I wish you the very best and hope you begin to feel better soon. Pete

Inkaddiction 2009-08-04 23:28:05 -0500 Report

Thats exactly it, I take care of everyone else, and not for my self, I hope no one thinks I am husband bashing, Im not, I know he cares, he just doesnt get it, he doesnt know how it is to live in my world every day, how sick I get if I dont take my meds on time, some night I lay down, not intentding to fall asleep all night, he wont wake me to take my insulin & meds, so the next day I am sick, I have asked SO many times for him to wake me if it happens, so far, no luck.
I have to do whats best for me, and I havent been doing it, my body falling apart is proof
The only thing I really do that i love is ride my Harley, but living in Wa, I dont get to as often as I would like, and some days I just feel like crap and cant drag my self out to the bike for a ride
In the last few weeks, I have bottomed out a couple of times, complelty overwhelmed by everything, the depression is a killer, my meds keep me some what stable but the bottom falls out of my world from time to time
Not that I wish any of our problems on anyone, but I sure am glad to know I am not alone!
Hugs to everyone

Avera 2009-08-04 22:11:09 -0500 Report

I can imagine that with all your medical problems at this time you feel overwhelmed. Whenever someone on this site expresses this in a post, I always send this video for them to watch. I send it because it helps me whenever I feel like you do.

You have come to the right place to find peer support. Please take the time to watch this video.


tholz 2009-08-04 21:18:57 -0500 Report

Like I told my hubby when I was told I had it. I didn't sign up for this job but I do have it. He was mad when I told him. I told him over the phone cuz he called to check on my app. So I told him that I was the first one in line to sign up for it. He kind of ticked me off. Ya he use to care but his actions speck very loud. Hey the smoke bombs were fun. Hey pat what hubby do when you point your finger at him.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-04 21:43:30 -0500 Report

Looked SHOCKED!! hahah—-Boy, that LOOK was priceless, coming from Miss Pat, the passive people pleaser??!! well, I still stand up to him, and guess what, no matter how nice he is NOW, I could really care less! No rolling in the hay from this kitty cat, thank you!! Go fly a kite, and somedays I wouldn't care if it hit an electric pole! Oh, no, Pat, that is TOO MEAN!! Do not respond to others in the same manner that they have you!!! I waited too long for someone else to defend me before I FINALLY got it that I had to learn to defend myself! haha—-You should see the surprised looks that I get from folks now! Some tell me that I am mean! hahahah—Well, imagine THAT?! I have learned from the best, although I really am not, they are just not used to me defending myself~! I probably shouldn't say much more—-you get the picture!! hugs, PR

Sorry, I do have to add one more thing—-when my bone marrow failed and I was in Intensive Care—reversed Isolation with what they mistakingly thought I had leukemia, one of the patients up there that we both knew, struggled into my room to congratulate me on NOT having CANCER—Looked at my slouching husband, complaining of his own aching back——as usual—-when this cancer patient looked at my hubby for confirmation on hearing my GOOD RESULTS, he just SHRUGGED, like he could care less!!!! That hurt me beyond words—-and slowly I started cutting the chord, so to speak, and learn to stand up for myself, finger and
all! I was determined to NOT over react and hate him—-BUT I really had to struggle, I WaNTED to HURT him so badly, like he had been me, for 58 years, BUT with prayer I finally found the happy medium, I can be civil, will take care of him to some extent—-the community took HIS side, NOT SURE WHY!!! But now, even tho they still do, I KNOW BETTER and keep my heart in a safer place! No ONE will ever cut me to pieces again! Amen!! hugs to all—-PR

tholz 2009-08-04 22:03:03 -0500 Report

Pat, I am so sorry. I know how you feel and believe me when I sat I know how you feel. My hubby when to jail in 2004 for hiting me. My youngest was 13 and her cousins were here. She called the cops after she called her brother he was on his way back to school and other 2 didnt live here. Well it did a lot good. He hasnt hit me since.Well I still dont sleep in his bed. We had a water bed it hurt my back so I refuse till he got new bed. Well new bed and I still anit there. We just had are annivsary 30yrs. Had birthday and he could even tell me h-b day. Well pay back are a ——. When we go on vaction I do. He hit me off on on for 15yrs. Well why did I stay cuz I had no place to go. Hes got money for the stuff he wants. Like his harly bike. I do what I want. I stay in my room. I move son in basement and took over his room sewing/computer room. Going to be painting it soon. Brightess Orange I can fine ha ha. He doent want me to. Will be geting paint this weekend. He doent care one bit about me at all. I married right out of high school.

Harlen 2009-08-04 20:05:55 -0500 Report

Time to wake him up
you are there by choice
you did not ask for this to happen to you
as you will see you have frends here

Inkaddiction 2009-08-04 15:34:16 -0500 Report

Thank you to everyone for the support, The most shocking thing about my husband, is that he is an EMT, so he well knows the dangers, but its *my problem* not something he needs to worry about he thinks. I think someday he'll change his mind!!
I have been reading everything I can get my hands on, but there are so many contidictions, on the up side my Dr is very helpful and makes himself accesable if I have questions
Its comforting to know I am not alone in my battle/journey
Thank you again =o)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-04 16:43:55 -0500 Report

Well, my Dear! You are not alone in the not understanding of these husbands! some of them anyway! When I was so exhausted I could barely drag across the kitchen floor to fry him an egg—he put me down terribly, Why don't you CLEAN THIS HOUSE!! LOOK at that corner, when was the last time you cleaned there??!! I did feel so guilty till one day, I had had it!! "Well, if it bothers you that much, go clean it, I won't mind a bit, and it has been years I TOLD yout that I was EXHAUSTED!!" After my second knee replacement i asked him for a basket to put my magazines in, and he THREW it at me, barely missing my head! NowTHOUGHT THAT NO ONE LOVED ME as he monitored every person who had the nerve to face him, to see me!!

Fianlly, One day, I shook my index finger at him, THAT IS ENOUGH!! DO NOT EVER TALK TO ME LIKE THAT AGAIN!!!!!

Sometimes he has to be reminded but after I got that first whiff of fresh air and coming out from under his male dominance—-frankly I was so depressed that I thought that I was so bad that I had it coming!!! NOT GOOD!!! He had convinced others, 4 kids included, that it was ALL MY FAULT—but even tho they still don't believe ME, I DO!!! and KNOW what of I speak, so go "fly a kite" or set off a smoke bomb!! Hah—I still am laughing over the quilters on this site who used to set them off at school!! Love it!! PR

DiabetesDiva 2009-08-04 20:24:15 -0500 Report

No wonder you are overwhelmed! Do you have access to a nutritionist or dietician? Mine was so helpful when I was diagnosed. She partners with therapist, using the book "Intuitive eating". Hang in there.

Jipwhip 2009-08-04 12:41:13 -0500 Report

Going on insulin isn't that bad, it helped me get better control of my BS. I was diagnosed at 37 and was told that I had had diabetes for at least 15 years and didn't know it. The most important thing you can do is to educate yourself about diabetes. I know it seems overwhelming, but it is worth it in the long run. The best advice I ever got was to read anything and everything I could get my hands on about diabetes. Talk to anyone who has this or deals with this and they will tell what they have experenced and what might help. Not everything works for everybody, but you get some ideas and can talk to your doctor about it. Hope this helps you.

Inkaddiction 2009-08-04 15:33:22 -0500 Report

Thank you to everyone for the support, The most shocking thing about my husband, is that he is an EMT, so he well knows the dangers, but its *my problem* not something he needs to worry about he thinks. I think someday he'll change his mind!!
I have been reading everything I can get my hands on, but there are so many contidictions, on the up side my Dr is very helpful and makes himself accesable if I have questions
Its comforting to know I am not alone in my battle/journey
Thank you again =o)

mamaoak 2009-08-03 15:11:52 -0500 Report

i was put on insulin but got my self of it bye diet exersise it is a big ajustment this site has a lot of information it helped me a lot with out them iwould have realy had a hard time. i was overwelmed as well and really mad it runs in my family thought i would ascape it because it some times skip generations. not in my cards it is so trying but wonce you get use to it and fallow a healthy eating plan you will ajust my problem is i really like food of any kind.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-03 15:56:11 -0500 Report

I am finally adjusting, and at age 77 yrs, it tain't been easy—was Borderline for over 50 years BUT thought that I was SAFE!! NOT!! Oh, well, I feel stronger so I can stand to lose weight too and tackle it—but had to catch up on 4 years of SLEEP first!! PR

cosmogranny 2009-08-04 10:45:42 -0500 Report

I have had diabetes for more than 14 yrs..after loosing 2 toes, having charcot foot and almost lost my big toe to staph infection..i realized the importance of taking insulin!!!..i now have my blood sugar well controlled and wish i had started a long time ago…so have faith…life is worth living each and every moment…even being a type 2 insulin dependent 59 year old!!!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-04 10:53:21 -0500 Report

Wow, what a witness to the wisdom of paying attention while you can have these choices!! And save your toes too! That is a sobering statement! Thanks!granny, PR

hbkunkel 2009-08-03 14:49:33 -0500 Report

I was also recently put on insulin but fortunately don't have to deal with the coumadin issue as well. I was very resistant to insulin and it was very emotional for me to accept that I needed it. Hang in there. I read a prayer the other day that may help: Dear Lord, Help me to open myself up to the happiness that is mine today. Take one issue at a time and do not be overwhelmed. Good luck and keep us posted.

steely 2009-08-03 14:46:47 -0500 Report

I'm sorry, if it's any consolation I was diagnosed this year at the age of 40. It's been six months now and I still have terrible issues with it. It's so depressing at times.

I went very low carb and got my BS under control. 410 down to not over 120 ever. I dropped 4 sizes in 6 months but I think it's just because I don't eat much anymore.

I went to the diabetic classes who told me to eat almost 200 carbs a day. It made no sense to me. That is what causes your BS to rise. I couldn't do it. I got a copy of Dr. Bernstein's book and it made sense. I keep as close to it as I can and it seems to be working.

As for support from husband and family, Ha! They still bring in all kinds of junk that I love, leave it all over. You can have a little, No I can't! It comes down to my own health and taking care of me. I'm not perfect but at least I'm trying. That's all anyone can do, keep trying. My thoughts and best are being sent to you. It's hard work. I'm not sure yet if it's worth it.;- )

mamaoak 2009-08-03 14:56:00 -0500 Report

good for you steely well i through the stuff out after they are done. i have to do the same as you. i was diagnost 7 months ago and had to do the same thing. good work

steely 2009-08-03 15:01:44 -0500 Report

Thank you, mamaoak. It's been a tough road but I'm trying to do it as long as I can without insulin.

tholz 2009-08-03 23:45:29 -0500 Report

Did you lost the weight cuz of just not eating. I need to lose dont want to see 200lbs

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-04 10:13:30 -0500 Report

I am now losing and not really trying, lost 5 more pounds last week at TOPS, but just am not hungry, tummy is a bit off or something—have an appt at 2:30 this afternoon for my throat, low grade temp of over a week, may be part of it!I am coming DOWN to 200 again—-I gained so much while I worked at our hospital for 30 years, never had a problem with it before! So stress, comes to mind, a feeling of fat—protection to protect myself from the barbs of life, but have been developing better coping skills and not running and hiding, like I always had—-so maybe that is part of the reason I don't FEEL the NEED to devour everything in site!!! I was up to 240#, weighed 135# when I started working out—maybe I am FINALLY getting my ship turned around!!! Best OF LUCK and God Bless to ALL — PR-

steely 2009-08-14 18:32:28 -0500 Report

I stopped eating junk, basically. Eating low carb will take the pounds off, too. I eat but it's much healthier, chicken, vegetables, salads. The portions are smaller and the combination of all has led to the weight loss. I need to lose though.

steely 2009-08-14 18:45:11 -0500 Report

Yes, it absolutely falls off. It is the most boring tedious way of eating but it keeps my sugars under control and that is why I'm here.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-14 18:52:36 -0500 Report

Sorry, I HAD to laugh,,yes, of ocurse it is
BORING! haha—-which shows ME that I was TOO dependent for my HIGHS on FOOD!! The excited anticipation of sinking my gums into those forbidden fruits!! YUMMY—-Afraid that I wouldn't have done better than Eve in the GARDEN!! PR

steely 2009-08-14 18:58:01 -0500 Report

I understand that completely, food addict from way back. No joy in life without something "good" to eat. It really is like an alcoholic but you have to have food to live. You can't just go cold turkey. One day at a time. Seems to work for me, too.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-14 19:08:57 -0500 Report

I know, I have thought of that often!! Don't you find it a bit humorous that we all even define overeating as going "cold TURKEY??! Food is such a basic part of our lives!! And since I am finally feeling better, I think I will see if I can sneak a GOOD cooky, make it a yummy one, you know, to feed my beast!! ha—PR

steely 2009-08-14 19:19:39 -0500 Report

That is funny! Sometimes you have to feed the beast otherwise life just isn't worth living. If I can behave 95% of the time, I consider it a win.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-14 22:17:30 -0500 Report

I fed my "beast"! It was the last 2 pieces of cherry pizza. warmed up with 4 oz of 2% milk!! Oh, it was so deliciousssssssssss———just slidddddddown the old esophagus so sinfully YUMMY! Will check my BS in an another hour , then I am going to bed and let nature take it's course, sure it will be down by morn, IF it is up—-SURELY just ONE Little mis-step won'thurt, I have been GOOD for 2 weeks——gotta get inspired once-in-awhile!! Ha—Night Night!! PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-03 13:08:01 -0500 Report

My mom was on Coumadin for years to help prevent another stroke and heart attack. She also received a paper of what NOT to eat while taking the med, so she wouldn't thin out too much—blood that is! Sea weed was one of the no-nos, we just laughed, now who would even want to eat that stuff??!! But later we saw it advertised to eat etc, and were so surprised/! No aspirin either, because of its thinning the blood.
Personlly, I am scouting around to see what is healthy to eat, and pick just a few basics of food that I like—-ate a piece of dry, wheat toast with 1 Tbls of crunchy peanut butter on it, for break, and was satisfied, then a big glass of water. I used to eat twice that much, but am not as hungry as I once was. Could it be due to my cutting out drinking diet pop??


John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-08-03 11:18:30 -0500 Report

I understand how frustrating it can be when everything seems to be going wrong. But hang in there. You'll get more comfortable with insulin and your diet restrictions and you'll feel like a pro in no time at all.

I did read on Mayo Clinic website that the latest research on Coumadin doesn't say you have to cut out the dark leafy greens, it's more important to be consistent in how much you eat. So if you really like the dark leafy greens, now you have a reason to eat them every day!

Here's the article I found: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/warfarin/AN0...

I hope that helps. Also, here's a discussion we've had about insulin. For some members here, going on insulin has been the best thing for them.


Take care.

apanda 2009-08-03 11:55:25 -0500 Report

I was on coumadin for the better part of a year after my two surgeries and they cautioned against the use of dark, leafy veggies to me too. Those are tops on my list always. So who do you believe??? I think the contradictions are what is most frustrating.
Hang in there. Before long you will learning to eat a whole new menu. You can always come here for great advise, a place to vent and good tips and tricks.

cakeybakes 2009-08-03 08:10:32 -0500 Report

I am so sorry for what you are going through. I had no support from my husband until I took him to the doctor with me and had her explain the dangers of being diabetic and not getting the proper care and taking care of myself. Even after I had told him that this disease could be fatal he didn't take it seriously until she told him all the bad things that could happen. I don't think it quite sunk in for him for all those years.

I have been told one too many times to lose weight by medical professionals, friends, family, etc. They just don't get it, either. It's not just that easy. And with you being on insulin I know it must be a challenge.

There are so many of us here in your shoes, so don't think that you won't find support here. Research as much as you can and you will get some fabulous ideas and quite a boost for your "down times". I know I have. People who are not diabetic, even if they mean well, just do not understand what it's all about.

I will definitely be praying for you that the good Lord gives you strength and hope and that you can get some answers and the support you are looking for! Hang in there!

tyjustinandself 2009-08-13 02:42:12 -0500 Report

I can totally relate! I was diabetic each time I was pregnant, and now, at 34, I have been diagnosed with Type II about 2 months ago. The medications make me feel sick my cholesterol is out of whack as well as my hormones. I am taking the medicine, and (Metforman and Ameryl) and they make me feel horrible. Where I was a constant 275 before now I am bouncing all over the place (50-450). I am eating the right foods for the diabetes, which does mostly no good for the cholesterol, and forget the other hormones.
About two weeks ago, after having tummy issues for 4 days (and loosing 6 lbs) I finally quit taking everything. I am not sure where to go from here. If I take it, I feel yuck, and if I don't take it, it will eventually cause even more health issues. It is a no win situation.

JulieC 2010-01-02 05:55:54 -0600 Report

Ohh my god…you sound like me. no matter what I take it makes me feel bad. The Doc tells me to loose weight…but gives me meds that make me gain. I did what you did and went off all meds…I felt great! but after 3 months of no meds my A1c was 10.9. I keep asking everyone I can…why do I feel great..on no meds…and when on meds I feel horrible. No one can answer that..No One! Im back on meds and feel like sh@* everyday. I hate it. I hate this desese! Even on meds my BS is up and down and out of controle. Its a new year..and I will try some thing new…again.