wating 2 long

By diva1 Latest Reply 2010-01-06 21:21:22 -0600
Started 2009-12-27 18:08:08 -0600

i am worried that i have waited 2 long 2 really try

14 replies

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-06 21:21:22 -0600 Report

Im in the same boat, I have waited many years, I am 24 and I just started thinking about the future and caring about my health. There is nothing we can do about the past but as long as we try our best now than you will be okay…is there a reason you say its too late?

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-01-06 11:29:31 -0600 Report

Diva, are you OK? What was it that you felt too late for? We are all here, willing to help! HUGS, Pat R

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-28 23:55:30 -0600 Report

It is never too late as long as you are breathing! I am 77 years old and was diagnosed only 3 years ago, and I am still a bit ticked, but slowly took one thing at a time, started by forcing myself to TEST, discover what those numbers really mean, agreed that I needed to get off of my duff, move it—sunshine (I call myself Sunshine, when I am mad at myself—-don't ask—I don't know why—-) But am feeling better in spite of it all as I am learning to drink more water, a better diet and exercise program, SUPPORT from the folks on this site, and, in spite of myself, I do FEEL BETTER! Hugs, Pat R

Sarguillo 2009-12-29 13:15:21 -0600 Report

Pat, you are 77? You dont seem or sound like a 77 year old. Or should I say 77 year Young?

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-29 14:13:27 -0600 Report

Yep, I am hard to believe—-granted!! hahha—Oh, I do love to keep people guessing!! yes, I was born May 22, 1932——Hugs, Pat Roth

Turtle 2009-12-28 21:17:40 -0600 Report

I agree with what ppl here have already said. Believing it is "too late" is lazy or uneducated. Go to a diabetic class and nutritionist. You will learn what you need to do. I am willing to be your friend but you will have to be willing to try cuz I cannot be your life boat.

Anonymous 2009-12-28 19:49:38 -0600 Report

OK - Here's a "tough love" response that I tell myself when I am thinking the thought you expressed: If I'm not dead, then it is not too late to do SOMETHING, try SOMETHING to get better. If I don't try SOMETHING because it's "too late" then I am just coming up with a p*** poor excuse for doing what I want to do instead of what I should do. I hope reading this doesn't make anyone upset. I really do struggle with letting myself wallow in pity for myself instead of bucking up and doing the right thing for myself. I seriously doubt I am the only one that struggles with this. It is one thing to have compassion for oneself and others and it is an entirely different thing to make excuses and let ourselves get away with that behavior. Of course we don't really get away with it, the complications eventually catch up with us, we die and then it really is too late.

Sarguillo 2009-12-28 12:42:30 -0600 Report

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Tommorw is always tommorow.

And for those of you who think the world is going to end today, Its already Tommorow in Australia (im in the US).

keek 2009-12-27 18:30:48 -0600 Report

I agree with everyone else. It isn't too late. If the steps you need to take seem too daunting, pick one or two changes to start with. Give yourself a few weeks to become comfortable with those changes and then add a few more. I suggest starting with checking your sugar (I know that the daily matainance for type 2 is different than type 1, so there may be better first steps to take…)
Good luck!

spiritwalker 2009-12-27 18:15:12 -0600 Report

Its never too late to make changes. Do the best you can each
day. Making small changes leads to better general health and
better control.

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