Pre Planned Suicide !

By MAYS Latest Reply 2015-10-19 08:04:16 -0500
Started 2010-02-20 09:50:39 -0600

Proper evaluation, diagnosis and glucose management are essential to controlling diabetes and limiting the effects of the complications often associated with it.

Diabetes doesn't kill, the complications of diabetes does,
and ignorance of such is nothing short of pre planned suicide !

Being diabetic and knowing what should be done and not doing it in order to live is what ?

An intentional death sentence, aka … Suicide !

It all starts and ends with you and your desire to know and share information willingly.

What have you learned about diabetes and \ or it's complications that you didn't know previously and are willing to share with others ?

14 replies

Ssalmond 2015-10-19 08:04:16 -0500 Report

Protein!!!! Just adding protein to my diet has drastically helped my sugar levels stay better under control. Oaskin (I think is what's its called) has a new yogurt out called triple zero. It has 15 carbs an 15 grams of protein. Not very good but I don't care for yogurt but I add granola to it to help the taste. Peanut butter has alot of protein in it. 2tbls is 6 carbs an 8 protein (Peter Pan) an chick-fil-a has a grilled chicken club that's absolutely delicious! 40 carbs but 64 protein. The protein helps balance out the sugar an stabilize it throughout the day :)

jimbolea 2015-10-11 11:44:06 -0500 Report

My father God rest his soul was a smoker, hell I even smoked for 25 years, I still believe it to this day. That is how he wanted to die, with a mask over his face looking like a catcher's mit, forcing air into his lungs , you see he left my mother in her time of need, she had a stroke that took her left side. he left her and me partly, I was being shuffled back and forth and in tears because it tore me up something awful, thinking I had something to do with it. My father on his deathbed wanted to die, and I do believe you do lose the will to live, If you let it happen. his body was shutting down, he turned into a Diabetic a week before he died , so the nurses there gave him shots of Insulin.I have forgiven my father for what he did to me.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-20 21:56:58 -0600 Report

This topic hits home!
Up until just recently I didn't care if I died or not, so I didn't see what was the purpose of taking care of myself, what did it matter!? I knew that I was slowly killing myself, just as a smoker, but only faster; just as somebody who shoots themselves, but much slower. I tried other things, just didn't have the guts I guess to make it work thoroughly, instead I was just harming my body worse. I remember telling my Dr. when I was 17, after she checked my A1C and she said, "I can hear your kidneys screaming" and I said 'I just don't care!'.
Now the damage is done - what's done is done- and I have to live with my negligence, however I can keep myself from getting worse by taking the best care of myself that I know how.
And yes, I can die in my sleep tonight, or get in an accident and die tomorrow, but at least I know that it's not by something that could have been prevented (by me). I'm rambling, sorry, but like I said, this just hit home to me.

rankearl 2010-02-20 12:58:54 -0600 Report

hi mays rember my comment none of are promised tommrow that is true it is true for the rest of the world too ive been diabetic most my life i have learned all you can do is your best everyday alot of are health challenges are in the genes aka diabetes beyond the disease we are human life is full of choices we have to train ourselves to make the correct ones for our health my pump and carb counting are the best choices i have made regarding my diabetes regarding herbs i have read alot of things regarding herbs that too is a choice why no try it i am acreature of habit i benn eating oameal for breakfast for a while now i like cinnamon on it i make pnut butter toast for snacks it also is good with cinnamon on itoh no box is full i cant see how many mistakes ive made better go hugs julie

Juliann1984 2010-02-20 11:33:08 -0600 Report

I love sharing information and tips that I've learned about medical stuff!!!!!!!!!

One thing that I found VERY surprising is that herbal/all-natural remedies DO help!!! A tablespoon of cinnamon a day will lower you blood sugars, and it helps stimulate the stomach muscles for sufferers of GP (I know ALL about it! LOL). Also, peppermint tea has helped my GP tremendously! It cuts down on cramping, and all the added gas. Someone has to bring it up, all the gas is very uncomfortable and extremely embarrassing (not to mention depressing when wanting to be intimate!)!!!

Things you've never even thought of, may hold amazing benefits!

MAYS 2010-02-20 11:41:59 -0600 Report

Thank you !
Remember people created the concept of shame to avoid embarrassment, shame in living and honor in death makes no sense (logically) at all, so don't feel embarrassed, it's human, correct the problem !
I loved your comment.
" Mays "

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-20 12:44:07 -0600 Report

I studied as an herbologist for years and totally believe in herbs. However, what most people don't realize is that the wrong herbs at the wrong time can cause a "health crisis" or even serious reactions especially when combined with some medications.
Not all herbs are for everyone and not all herbs are for every day use. Some herbs can actually turn harmful or toxic if used for too long.
Alot of people come to me wanting to "do a detox". I share with them that our bodies are seldom ready for such a drastic step and usually need to heal in smaller phases before we do that.
Our bodies change daily and so do our needs. Many people give herbs a bad name because they heard something works great for something but then it didn't work for them. Also, herbs work best as a preventative but often don't do as much good after a condition has gone too far.
I'm not saying that what you are taking doesn't work for you and I'm glad you're open minded enough to try it. I do suggest caution for everybody. There are lots of trained people out there to consult. By all means explore herbs and use them if possible. I always prefer a natural remedy to something made in a laboratory.

Juliann1984 2010-02-20 13:03:37 -0600 Report

You are absolutely right, Deb! I do not believe in trying to do "crazy" things with herbs, and everyone should check with a doctor, or at least a specialist first! Herbs don't offer cures (yet… lol), but they do alleviate a lot of pain and discomfort. Like ear candles! They're amazing! LOL

rankearl 2010-02-20 13:39:48 -0600 Report

hi again rearding herbs they can be dangerous but so can over the counter meds and dr ordered meds yes if you are taking them ask your dr becareful what you mix deb do herbologist have to be licensed? hugs julie

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-20 17:25:59 -0600 Report

In my state they aren't licensed but it helps to go to one that is certified, which means they have had schooling in it. There are severe federal and state laws about what an herbalist can say or represent. If someone tries to "diagnose" you or "tells" you to take something, run. Both of those are illegal. If they haven't learned the laws, they may have been sloppy about learning herbs too. It's a lifetime endeavor to learn about them and also the body systems, which ones work for what, combinations, and all the other knowledge needed. And not everyone who works in an herb store knows.
You're absolutely right about Rx's and over the counter meds. I am so glad I have a pharmacist who I can trust. He gives me a heads up on everything and I trust his advice more than the doctor's. LOL

MAYS 2010-02-20 09:54:59 -0600 Report

I was shocked to find out that by the time you are diagnosed as diabetic, years of damage has already been done to your internal organs and is non repairable !

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-20 10:10:57 -0600 Report

I was just diagnosed. I kept asking doctors the last few years about changes in my body and was always told, "well, it's just the process of getting older." I started having swelling, very painful neuropathy, "minor" heart problems, dizziness, etc.
I'm glad I had one doctor who regulary sent me for glucose tolerance testing and other lab work every three months for a year and a half. He told me to diet and exercise as if I were already diabetic. I would not have taken the extra effort to care for myself otherwise. Fortunately we caught it early and I can hopefully slow down the progress by eating and exercising better still.
As soon as I changed from prediabetic to diabetic, I researched like crazy. I'm an information junkie because it gives me comfort and also let's me know what to do. I don't like staying in the problem. I want to live in the solution.
I've also learned a lot in here and from friends who sent me even more information.
This is not a lightweight medical change for me; it's life or death. I owe it to myself to take it seriously and also to pass on what has been shared with me. Thanks Mays.

MAYS 2010-02-20 10:16:01 -0600 Report

The comment, " Life or Death, " sums it up !
That choice is ours and ours alone !
Thank you for commenting.
" Mays "

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