I am looking for a mentor

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-03-23 08:59:06 -0500
Started 2010-02-22 17:45:32 -0600

Hello to all, I am looking for someone to be a mentor to a woman who can not seem to find a way to get her sugar under control. That woman is ME! I need to get serious about my health. I just have a problem finding te solution and steps in getting there. No "sugar coating", give it to me straight!

17 replies

GabbyPA 2010-03-23 08:59:06 -0500 Report

How would you feel about having a team mate instead of a mentor? Sometimes the game is played better with someone at your side instead of out in front. Pop me an email and we can get started!

GODSANGEL41309 2010-03-01 05:14:52 -0600 Report


My name is Diana and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I have type II diabetes. I don't know about being a mentor but a shoulder to lay my head on when I feel sad always helps me. I would be happy to help as best as I can if you would like. Here it is 4:12 am feeling sad so you email certainly hit home for me. This website is a Godsend for me because it allows me to vent when I need to. My diabetes is under control but amongst other stressors …i feel terrible..anyway how about more about you!!

jesus5050 2010-02-24 12:55:54 -0600 Report

You have the same problem that I had until 2 of my friends lost there foot n leg because of diabetes or when my dentist said Im on the verge of losing my teeth or when my uncle died in the parking lot at krogers. DONT PLAY WITH UR LIFE ITS TO IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!

MAYS 2010-02-24 12:59:28 -0600 Report

Can you say that LOUDER ?
There are some people who do not think that it's possible, or that it can possibly happen to them !
" Mays "

MAYS 2010-02-24 09:41:42 -0600 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect (DC) !

Let me start off by saying this, I do not sugar coat anything, especially not life, no short cuts, bailouts or buyouts with me.

I don't discourage you, I try to encourage you to become aware of your situation pertaining to Diabetes and it's Complications thru Awareness, Education and Action.

Unless you are a Type 1 Diabetic, you have aquired this chronic disease on your own and it is yours personally, a partner for life, you cannot get rid of it but you can learn to live with it, with you being in control of it.

Now you have a choice to make, you can either educate yourself pertaining to diabetes, it's complications and the control that you have (it's not easy, it takes time and effort) but you can do it, or you can give in, give up and suffer living a life of uncertainty, with possible complications, pain and suffering (there is no easy way out).

This is not about " Tough Love," it is about " Self Love," and it starts with you !

That choice is and will always be yours and yours alone to decide.
Once again, Welcome to Diabetic Connect, and remember, we are here to help you !

"Mays "

Zimoss 2010-02-23 21:34:00 -0600 Report

Wish we could all have someone to keep us on the path, but unfortunately this is one game you gotta play on your own.

This website is a good place to vent and to find advice, but really you will have to find the motivation inside you to get it under control.

(I am in the same boat — it is just so hard to do the right things sometimes)

good luck and god bless you!

kdroberts 2010-02-24 09:55:57 -0600 Report

That's the whole point of www.jimmyinsulin.org

"Jimmy Insulin believes one on one support is essential for the physical, mental, and emotional well being of those with diabetes. People with diabetes can have a better way to transition, and live in their new world with those who survived it. Jimmy Insulin guides them and their closes ones through this journey. No one with diabetes will feel isolated as long as Jimmy Insulin exists."

veggie1962 2010-02-22 21:36:24 -0600 Report

Hello, I am a dietitian and worked in public health for 21 years and often had to give it to my patients "straight" (especially the diabetic patients after I was diagnosed!). What can I do to help?

Crashnot 2010-02-22 21:18:40 -0600 Report

If you'd like a user's manual to yourself, I'd highly recommend spending the $15 for "Reversing Diabetes" by Dr. Julian Whitaker. It's made a huge difference in helping my husband keep his type 2 under control, and it has also given my tons of insights on better controlling my type 1. He puts things in plain English and also gives a lot of information you'll ever hear from a doctor.

spiritwalker 2010-02-22 20:36:16 -0600 Report

We would all be glad to help. If you have a diabetes support
group in your area you might be able to find someone close to
you to partner . Call a local hospital and see if they offer free advise Diabetes. You can also try the health department for
information. Ask your Dr. to set up an appointment with a
diabetes educator and an RD. Often they will have one
session with you and after that you can contact them on line or by phone for extra help. All of us are hear to listen
and help in anyway we can.

JulieC 2010-02-22 19:36:03 -0600 Report

Im sure there are plenty of people on here to help you. I for one can give advice…but still have lots of trouble with control myself. Good luck to you…you dont know anyone where you live who has Diabetes and works at it? Some times working together helps…if the person is serious.

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