Iam scared.

By Jenna Latest Reply 2010-05-15 08:27:05 -0500
Started 2008-07-08 12:00:07 -0500

I have to go to the hospital tomorrow and Iam scared because diabetes runs in my family my mom and dad are both diabetic and my brother just found out last week he is diabetic. I can't even drink a can of dr. pepper without getting a headache and I don't like needles. I just been scared.

15 replies

Dancehawk 2008-07-09 04:59:26 -0500 Report

Huggles hun!
Yes it is scarry when your first told.
But you know you ll start looking at it as a blessing.
I have been, Girl my hair looks great now! my skin looks healthy, I have guys whistling at me again giggles I do not feel icky like I was, I am eating healthy, exercising and taking care of my self.
Plus helping others.
There are so many of us diabetics that have no clue what to do or where to start.
So if they tell you that yes you are get together with your doc first then come back and tell us what they said, and we will help you get on the road to healthy you!
And if your not a diabetic start taking care of your self so you do not flip, so either way spend time with us and let us help you.
ohh yeah by the way, huggles are the est to ward of the fears, so BIG HUGGLES!!!!!!!
I am type 2 was told right after my 48th birthday, it was a shock, but not really cause I was so sick,
We had 13 types of mold found in our place after katrina we had a pipe break.
My fingers were spliting and bleeding I could hardly breath and the doctors had me on steriods to breath till we were able to move.
They warned me it could flip me to diabetic.
It was my wake up call, I had put on a few pounds after moving to Louisiana.
I became seditary here.
And you know we are a state known for our food lol!
Well after we moved I was not getting any better so went back into the doctor had a different doc that day cause my norm was out of the office.
She tested my my blood and sure enough, so she did a AC1 I was 13 now I am below 7 and heading down to 4 hopefully hehehe!
I walk every day plus we swim 4 times a week. we have a puppy that keeps me busy too.
So do not be scared you got us here to help you and add us to friends

Gin - 18074
Gin - 18074 2008-07-09 06:26:09 -0500 Report

Hi Jenna,
It's ok to be scared. Just remember your not alone. You can still live a normal life. Once your numbers are better you'll find you have more energy. I's not bad once you get in a routine.

JoJoCooks 2008-07-09 02:48:09 -0500 Report

We were all scared girl…I am still scared..but it is so MUCH better to know then not to know. We are all here for you and support you. Let us all know what happens.

Best of luck sweetie.


John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-07-09 02:46:24 -0500 Report

I remember when our doctor told us that we were to take our son to the hospital immediately. He told us that we didn't even have time to go home to pack clothes or anything. It was very frightening and that drive from the doctor's office to the hospital was one of the longest drives of my life.

But here's the thing to remember. You will feel soooo much better when you get your blood sugars under control. (Assuming that you're right about the reason you're being sent to the hospital.) High blood sugars interfere with almost every system in your body. You'll feel like a new person when you get them back into a normal range. And the doctors and nurses you'll be learning from have helped hundreds and thousands of people through this process. You'll be OK.

Hang in there.

Katie17 2010-05-13 17:41:35 -0500 Report

Ok, so I have a question reguarding bs, diabetes in general. I've been having low blood sugar problems for quite awhile, a few years now, and they've just gotten worse. I started seeing an endo last november or october, who diagonsed me w hypoglycemia. She put me on a low carb, high protein, no sugar unless w a meal diet. This worked for a little, but not really. Im still sick all the time, and I'm starting to think my blood sugar is getting high at times. Back in Feb, the nurse at school checked my bs literally 1 minute after I ate lunch and it was 119. I had only had breakfast at 6, and I didn't have lunch till 1. is 119 high? More recently, I've noticed that Im almost always feeling sick, but It's not always a low feeling. Sometimes I wake up w lows, and they are pretty bad, and other times I wake up, but it doesn't feel low. Im confused why I'm feeling this bad if Im following everything the doc says. Back in Nov my a1c was 4.9, which I guess is really low, but still acceptible. In feb it was 5.0 or 5.1. I've just recently started feeling different sick symptoms…At one time I had antibodies in my blood and the doc diagnosed me with hashimotos. As of 3 mts ago, my levels wern't bad enough to put me on meds but Im getting sicker, so I hope i can be put on some kinda meds to make me feel better. Im 17 btw.
Most recent symptoms:
tingling in feet
shaking, can't concentrate - when low
overall sick feeling - almost as if im drunk (although I've never drank - haha)
I have periods of hrs that I'll have a unquensible thirst, and ill be sick, but it doesn't feel low.
I don't have a meter, so I don't know what my levels are.
How does this make any sense?

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2010-05-14 12:16:58 -0500 Report

That is very confusing. One thing though, with an A1c of 5.0, I think you can fairly confidently rule out high blood sugars right now.

I'm not familiar with hashimotos. What is that? Could that be causing these symptoms.

Katie17 2010-05-14 15:31:36 -0500 Report

The a1c of 5 was taken over 6 months ago and things have deff changed a lot since then. Hashimotos is a low thyroid disease and causes tiredness but not a lot of the symptoms that Ive been contributing to low/high bs.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2010-05-14 16:36:39 -0500 Report

Well, it may be worth it to go to your local WalMart pharmacy and pick up one of their inexpensive glucose meters (I've seen brand name meters there for under $14). Then you could test your blood while you're experiencing these symptoms to see if they are related to blood sugar.

Katie17 2010-05-15 08:27:05 -0500 Report

ya, were going to try to get one from the doc when we go on yhe 25th, but if not then well prob end up getting one

preacherman1611 2008-07-08 14:36:58 -0500 Report

It has been 6 weeks since I found out I had diabetes. It has changed my eating habits drastically, because I want the numbers to go down. I have given up almost all sugar and am using Splenda. I know many do not like Splenda, but it is working great for me. Let me know if I can be of any other help.

spirit - 18172
spirit - 18172 2008-07-08 14:31:02 -0500 Report


DiabetesDiva 2008-07-08 14:23:11 -0500 Report

Hi Jenna, it will be ok. There is diabetes on both sides of my family. I have it, but my sister does not. If you do have diabetes, there's lots of support here. As a type 2, it's not so bad. Did you now Nick of the Jonas Brothers Band has type 1? Keep us posted.


morris.js 2008-07-08 12:52:37 -0500 Report

There is nothing to be afraid of. Even if you are Diabetic, nothing says for sure you will need to take insulin shots. You need to just relax and see what happens. Once you know what is going on, then if needed educate yourself about it.
You have a lot of GREAT people here that are praying for you and going to be there if you need them.

Ginetteb 2008-07-08 12:10:17 -0500 Report

Don't be scared Jenna. Diabetes runs in my family also. However, if we take care of ourselves, we can live for a long long time. Don't kid yourself, it's no picnic, but it's not the end of the world either. We all have to face these disease head on and once we do that, we come out stronger and with people to help you along and encourage you, you can make it.