Scared and Angry

By Sprecklesmycat Latest Reply 2018-03-11 21:36:18 -0500
Started 2018-02-24 19:55:05 -0600

I was just diagnosed 3 days ago and I am so angry. Right now I don't even know what to eat. my fasting blood test was 170 and my doctor put me on 500 Mg Medformin once a day and all she said was don't eat sweets and get mackerel and salmon and to eat greens
I am German and all my life ate all the things I guess I cant now
I am no taking this diagnosis well at all
So far the medication is not making me sick
I need advise
Thank you

10 replies

Scared ****less
Scared ****less 2018-03-03 22:29:52 -0600 Report

Oh Just Joyce I wasn't talking to you so stay the Hell off my post I very much dislike you cause you always have to be better than all .When I wrote that post it wasn't meant for you You troll all you do knit puck everybody's post and I'm not the first person to tell you stay away from me and don't ever comment towards me

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2018-03-11 21:34:21 -0500 Report

Ah..thank i feel like i am on dc..nasty petty fighting just because of your perception of why something was said…

Scared ****less
Scared ****less 2018-03-02 00:34:57 -0600 Report

oh well welcome to the club .We all have been there but only person to be mad at is yourself for bad eating habits . Now theres 2 things to do either follow your Drs advice and excercise and change your eating habits or continue and get more sick and maybe go blind lose a leg or even both or even kidney failure the choice is yours .You are the only one who can change this nightmare . But knowlege is the best cure and here is the best place to get it .So quit your crying about the the food your missing and follow the program . What im saying sounds mean but im sorry its the truth . Like I said we have all been there but as for me Im a reversed diabetic now for 3 years almost it can be done but if you make excuses you will always wereyou are now

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2018-03-11 21:36:18 -0500 Report my 4 year old granddaughter would say…youre a meany pants..then you have the nerve to criticize joyce…funny stuff

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2018-03-03 15:44:58 -0600 Report

When you say we all have been there, it paints everyone with the same brush. Not everyone was scared or angry. I was never scare nor was I angry. I was shocked and that lasted about 24 hours before I started taking care of myself. You cannot rely on the doctors advice because his or her advice follows industry standards. You have to find what works for you and only you. This is why it is important to have an open dialogue with your doctor about what is going on with your body and health.

Reversing diabetes does not work for everyone. Until there is a cure you will always be diabetic but you can go into remission and still watch what you eat. So that means we have not all been there.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2018-03-01 19:28:02 -0600 Report

It can be hard hearing that you have a chronic disease that has no cure. However, you can live with it and be a healthy Diabetic.

When I was diagnosed, I was shocked but I never got angry. I questioned my doctor who answered all of my questions. That evening I went to an event in another community. A friend I didn't know was diabetic asked the following question "So you are diabetic, what are you going to do about it?" I will tell you what I did about it. I went to all of the community events that night with our Community Police Sgt. who thought I needed to do something to take my mind off the news.

The next day at work, a co-worker who was newly diagnosed and I did research and shared information. We changed our diets. She had a nutritionist help her and my friend and neighbor who is a nutritionist helped me.

I never looked back. My A1c was 13.0 with blood sugar levels in the 200's when tested. I got it down to 7.5 in 6 months. My doctor was impressed. I lost over 60 lbs and felt much better. My neuropathy cleared up without medication. Today, I pretty much eat what I want to eat within reason. I even have a sweet treat when I want one.

I say that to say this. Being angry is a choice. You choose to be angry. No matter how angry you are at the moment, when it ends you will still be a diabetic. Not one person here can make choices for you. Only you can change your lifestyle. Only you can mope about things you can no longer eat at the moment yet there is nothing that says that you can't enjoy some of the foods from time to time. Only you can sit down and talk to your doctor about your concerns and ask about seeing a nutritionist. You can ask for all the advice you want, you can also self educate yourself about diabetes because it is not the same for each person. At the end of the day, you and only you can make choices about diet, exercise and lifestyle changes that will help you.

Diabetes is not my main focus in life. I have so many other things to focus on. My mantra is, I have diabetes, it does not have me. I control my diabetes it does not control me. Life is short and I intend to live it to the fullest. I made my decisions a long time ago and diabetes is not going to slow me down. Good luck to you.

suecsdy 2018-02-27 19:49:04 -0600 Report

They don't really give you a lot of guidance with your diagnosis. When I was first diagnosed, they gave me metformin and didn't even bother to tell me what it was for! I had absolutely no clue what to eat or even if I could eat. I was more frightened and confused then angry. I think that came a little later. It's hard to make all those changes, especially when it's not exactly voluntary. You'll get past the anger. It helps when you see your numbers drop. That was my reward. I still miss some of the things I used to eat and I'm not above cheating once in a while, but I still like those good numbers better.
Learn to read nutrition labels with attention to carb counts and serving size. High carbs, small serving = put it back. Veggies are your friend (not mine, I don't like them), but I do eat more salads. Rice, potatoes, pasta, cereals, white flour and sugar are not. This includes most bread or breadlike products. ( A biggie for me, I love bread). You can do this. It isn't the end of the world, just the beginning of a new chapter. Good luck!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2018-03-01 18:09:04 -0600 Report

Believe it or not, many patients fail to ask doctors why they are given medication and what side effects may occur. Nope doctors do not give you guidance, however some will if asked. I asked.

suecsdy 2018-03-09 10:53:14 -0600 Report

Since I had just had surgery the previous day and was discharged less than 24 hrs after being informed I was diabetic, it would have been nice if they had mentioned what the med was for. It was probably better that I didn't have a chance to use it as 6 months later I had kidney disease. Harder for me to accept than diabetes since the only treatment at this point is lots of liquids and avoiding certain minerals and medications. Usually my first question now is "Is it safe for my kidneys?". I learned to ask .

Type1Lou 2018-02-26 14:56:53 -0600 Report

Sorry you have to deal with this diagnosis but welcome to our group. Diabetes is not a death sentence and with the right knowledge and support and the determination to make lifestyle changes needed to better manage your blood sugars you can live well. It's never easy to make changes to lifelong habits but the results are well worth it. My initial advice to you would be to determine how many carbohydrate grams you currently eat per day. Once you know that number, you can begin to reduce the carbohydrate grams you eat until you reach the blood sugar levels you want. If weight loss is also a goal, lowering your carbs should also help shed excess pounds. Carbohydrates are not just sweets. Get yourself a good carbohydrate guide or app. "Calorie King" is a good one. Also read the labels on all of the foods you buy, both for serving size and total carb content. (Your body converts carbohydrates into sugars for energy use by your body.) A very good book I recommend is Dr Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution" His book is what opened my eyes to the role played by carbohydrates in blood sugar levels. Don't hesitate to ask questions as the arise. There are many people here with a lot of advice about what worked well for them.