Uncontrolled Diabetic

June Tademy
By June Tademy Latest Reply 2009-12-10 19:37:44 -0600
Started 2009-12-03 20:36:45 -0600

Well , I have a new doctor and I think I like her, never had a female doctor in my life, but I like this one. I have to admit that I am an uncontrolled diabetic, I have finally decided to really, really take care of myself. This doctor broke things down to me and was very serious with me and I appreciated her soooo much. I would like to know if anyone else had a denial stage late in the years of being a diabetic? I cannot understand this, I should have taken better care of myself, thankfully I am doing better. Has anyone fell off the diet and ate things that you we are not to eat? I am really feeling stupid right now and angry with me!!!! I am doing exactly what my mother did and I swore I would not—-H E L P (smile)

10 replies

Antique-Dave 2009-12-04 08:48:21 -0600 Report

I believe in making changes, and I've made a lot of changes since dx, I don't believe in diets though and I don't accept the concept of cheating.

I let my meter guide me. I was at 102 the other morning, what that means to me is PANCAKES! If I had a higher reading say 135 that means eggs and sausage, if its 120 I add a peice of toast.

My daily carb budget is about 135, sometimes I go over sometimes under but again I let the meter guide me. So I consider all things possible and all things a choice.

If I feel I'm running a bit high I'll eat more veggies or protein, I think that its important to be flexible and vigilant but NOT fearful.

June Tademy
June Tademy 2009-12-09 19:56:57 -0600 Report

I cannot thank all of you enough, I love this site-believe it or not I am actually shedding tears of joy to know that so many of you care about my silly problem. You have helped me so much, I truly am blessed to have all of you and this site.. I had an appointment today and she said I was doing good but must do better, I lost 4 pounds and my BS is getting better, I cannot get it down in the am it is always in the 2s. I will take any suggestions I can. Love to all of you

Anonymous 2009-12-10 19:37:44 -0600 Report

If you are headed in the right direction it may be a case of just being patient and continuing to do what you are doing until the trend carries you to where you want [need] to be. I'm a very impatient person so I am giving free advice here that may be worth the price.

Hinboyz3 2009-12-04 07:09:42 -0600 Report

It will be okay you came to the right place. We have to start taking care of ourselves cause we have to no one else will. Im glad you like your new doctor, I had a lady doctor before I really enjoyed her, I guess because she would listen to me and could relate being a woman. So please keep us all informed of your progress.

Monalisa 2009-12-04 07:04:49 -0600 Report

Hi, I have been in denial for abot 15 yrs. I dedicated my life to taking care of others but now I want to take care of the most important person in my life (me) My diabetes is a mess…I started exercising 2wks ago and walking but my true problem is the food cravings, in the diet dept. im totally lost!!!!!! So welcome to our everyday battle…

sweething 2009-12-04 06:17:10 -0600 Report

Is there anyone who HASN'T fallen off their diet? Still, after 27 years, I have moments or hours of denial! And that's a sign to myself I need to fix some of my favorite, no fat, no sugar foods. Something as simple as tuna salad with lots of vegetables. I feel much better when I take the time to take care of myself in that way, than I would if I super sized everything at a fast food place.

riverrat 2009-12-04 00:13:44 -0600 Report

My Dr. Told me not to make things off limits but to simply taste those things that we shouldn't eat. A taste will satisfy that hunger and you are far less likely to fall off the diet. That is what I do and I keep my numbers very well under control. It is not always what you eat but how much of it you eat. Good luck from here on in.

MarineMomX2 2009-12-03 22:20:39 -0600 Report

Yep…to everything you just said. I said the same thing you did and swore I'd not let diabeties end my life just like my mother. Only thing is I still have a chance to correct my mistakes and she doesn't. In July my doc told me I was uncontrolled with a 10.2 A1C. He finally put the fear of God in me and made me see that I was doing all the wrong things and would continue killing myself if things didn't change. Was lucky enough to find the group here and it's made a world of difference in my life. I've learned so much from many of our members and changed the way I live and my outlook on life has much improved. My A1C came back at 6.3 last month and I know I can make it even better! So can you!!

Anonymous 2009-12-03 20:47:59 -0600 Report

Oh my, yes, I have stumbled and fallen over and over again, but keep trying because I know I have no alternative but to keep trying. It may be a small point but rather than say I don't want to end up like somebody, I look for people to try to follow their example. It just feels more positive that way and with diabetes I need all the positive things in my life I can marshall.

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