A Loosing Battle

teri - 18753
By teri - 18753 Latest Reply 2013-11-18 08:04:05 -0600
Started 2008-07-05 14:57:06 -0500

I always feel like this is a loosing battle, but, blood sugar is high, I walk, and it does help me

17 replies

Dancehawk 2008-07-09 04:44:52 -0500 Report

Never give up.
You are in a beautiful sailboat with us all, and the Captain has given the orders for you to relax and breath.
Now first of lets start with your menu, please fill out what you eat.
That will kinda give us a idea if its food related highs.
Next are you drinking pleanty of water? getting enough rest? taking your meds? and have you talked to your doctor too?

Also skip on over to http://diabetic-diet-secrets.com
Reason why because Toma has put together a great book for us, it breaks everything down and has really been helping me.
Im sitting in my 90s every day now and I am so shocked last month my lows were 120s
But if I keep this up for 90 days I might get off my meds woots.
There are 3 sites that are the best in the web great folks, and they compliment each other very well.
You have this site, the Diabetic secrets and Amys I love her site too!

The combo of all 3 covers just about any question, fear, news, lastest info, best hugs and suport.
There not only the boats life rafts but the Captain and we are the crew. Hehehe!
So like I said relax and breath, your in good hands.
Read Tomas book he also has a few videos with more coming on preparing meals.
He has been working with doctors, He has a computer program that allows you to see whats what in foods.
I downloaded it last night put in corn and fast food wow I was shocked it had every fast food place that carried corn and all the numbers.
so tonight i ll type in my dinner hehehe I love playing with new programs, can not wait to print out a balanced menu.
Add us all to friends!

JoJoCooks 2008-07-09 07:08:06 -0500 Report

Hey Dance,

I love Toma's website and the newsletters are fantastic. I can't seem to find his book??? Can I download it or do I need to purchase it from his site. Please let me know.



morris.js 2008-07-08 06:52:35 -0500 Report

Terri, Diane, and everyone else here putting up the good fight,
I have come to realize that for every day I battle with Diabetes, (and a few other problems), I have one more day to spend with my son, and friends. You all are a very special part of my life as I truly enjoy being here and sharing ideas and hopes with all of you.
So for me, the battle is always worth fighting, even on the bad days. Remember you have never lost the battle until you quit fighting it.

You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

JoJoCooks 2008-07-08 07:53:29 -0500 Report

Thanks John..that really means alot, especially to us newbies. I have really found this website to be incredibly supportive and I THANK YOU all..for EVERYTHING..you are fantastic…and keep fighting the good fight.


Connie4849 2008-07-09 02:54:04 -0500 Report

Yes, having diabetes feels like a battle on a daily basis. There's the before breakfast evaluation (blood test) and the decision regarding action (what to eat). That's my battle plan before each meal. I also try to drink a lot of plain water. Since I've lost 35 pounds with Qigong 3 x per week, and diet (very very few carbs) I'm winning the battles. I test at 100-120 regularly upon rising. I hope to test below 100 as I lose more weight. I only take one metformin 500 per day. I use to take one after each meal. By the way, my father, my brother and I are diabetics. My sis is on insulin. I am pushing the disease away with diet, exercise and support from my friends and family. Today I was at 114. I was disappointed that I wasn't under 100. That's my goal. So I'll exercise more and include more fiber (citrucel) in my diet today. Blessings to you and peace. This war can be won. I'm reversing the disease. There is hope for all of us. Connie

Connie4849 2008-07-09 03:05:10 -0500 Report

I want to add that it's very important to test before you eat anything. My doctor told me that I should only eat if I test below 120. So I fast until my number is below 120. I nibble on walnuts or drink a soy protein shake if I'm very hungry. Nuts and/or protein won't raise my blood sugar. Blessings. Connie

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-07-08 04:45:46 -0500 Report

We all know how discouraging this disease can be. Even when you feel like you've done everything right, some days can just be bad days.

But the key is to keep learning. If I've discovered anything over the years, it is this: There's almost always a reason for a high or low blood sugar.

Learn all you can about healthy eating. Watch closely your blood sugar tests after your walk or other exercise. Learn how different foods affect your sugars.

Gradually, you can make adjustments to your diet and your daily routines until you have good control. It does take self discipline which can be very hard. But that's what we're all here for! We'll help you get there.

Take care,
John Crowley

JoJoCooks 2008-07-08 01:46:06 -0500 Report

Hi Teri,

Keep up with your walking..it has really done WONDERS for me. I know it's hard and if its not one thing its something else…We are all here to support you!!


Elfin 2008-07-08 03:32:48 -0500 Report

Have you ever seen The King and I? In it the king often says "It's a puzzlement". He could just have well be speaking about diabetes. :-D Diabetes is a puzzlement! Most all of us have days when nothing we do, seems right…but we cannot lose hope. We must individually try to find what works for us. Sometimes what works for one, doesn't work the same for another. Learn, learn about diabetes, educate yourself and if necessary your doctor. You have not been sentenced to death, you've been sentenced to take charge of your health and learn everything you can about your condition.

Depression is often a part of diabetes…I know from personal experience. Depression tends to paralyze you. I had to recognize this before I could literally make myself get on an active program of diet, exercise, medication and suppliments like cinnamon and vinegar.

Since our lives ARE such a puzzlement, we must go out and look for the pieces of our own puzzle and continue to try to make the whole picture.

Your family on the "connection" can help. It's not all gloom and doom, it's the joy of family, the source of inspiration and the pleasure of caring friends. You are on the right track. Elfin

Patti805 2008-07-06 03:04:48 -0500 Report

I feel like it is a losing battle. I eat food that I know is good for me but my sugar is still high. The only thing that I don't really do is drink a lot of water. It doesn't seem to quench my thirst. In the summer I do drink a lot of ice tea and lemonade. I just can't seem to get my sugar below 200.

jayabee52 2013-11-18 08:04:05 -0600 Report

Patti, it is not so much eating food one knows is good for one (it depends a lot on what kind of knowledge one has about nutrition), but instead one should eat low carb and high protein meals. Should that be done, Blood Glucose (BG) levels should be closer to normal quite soon.

Millie57 2008-07-06 03:08:34 -0500 Report

Teddybear, water is very important. I drink a gallon of water per day and the days that I don't drink a lot of water my sugar level is higher. Maybe if you add a twist of lemon or lime in your water that would help. Try it, it won't hurt you.

Good health and many prayers.

bluelincoln 2008-07-08 06:38:49 -0500 Report

Hey yall, I just wanted to let you know that if anyone with heart problems, congestive heart failure, like I do then you have to be very careful on how much liquids you take in. Even it you don't have it you still try to be careful. Good luck to all.

Millie57 2008-07-06 02:52:05 -0500 Report

Welcome to the club. I have felt that way many times because I am not only fighting Diabetes but I am also fighting Lupus. There have been times that my sugar goes wacky and I just don't understand why. Only to find out it has to do with the Lupus flaring up. It is devastating and frustrating but we can't give up. This may be a loosing battle but it's one that we must continue to battle. Look at those who have battled it yet have died. We are blessed and lucky to have life to continue to battle.

Praying for us to get strength to continue fighting this battle and for better health.

Goddess 2008-07-06 10:39:43 -0500 Report

I'm like you but instead of Lupus I have Gastroparesis. They can't regulate my blood sugar beccause of it and there is no cure for it. It will eventually lead to me being on a feeding tube..Diane

jupton1 2008-07-06 13:19:39 -0500 Report

Diane,I no how hard this must be for You.If I was You I would check everywere I could to find a cure. I dont no much about gastroparesis but there is hope for a possible cure,without hope we have nothing to live for..Wishing You the best,I have a hope that in my life time there will be a cure for diabetes..Your friend,Ju

Goddess 2008-07-07 15:39:05 -0500 Report

Thank you for the pep talk. I'm all alone. This is my family. Thanks again John And I'm glad you stayed…Diane

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