I HATE DIABETES

iHATEdiabetes
By iHATEdiabetes Latest Reply 2012-10-25 09:52:43 -0500
Started 2010-03-14 17:04:04 -0500

UGHH WHY MUST "I" HAVE DIABETES AMONGST EVERYTHING ELSE IN MY LIFE?? FEELING CRABBY, ANNOYED, IRRATIABLE, UGH SWEATY, AND VERY MOODY…BUT JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IN MY LIFE I WILL SURVIVE…


29 replies

Allansgirl3232
Allansgirl3232 2010-03-21 21:46:58 -0500 Report

My grandmother died from complications due to diabetes. She had a hard time giving up the food she had loved all her life. I remember saying back then, that the worst thing that could happen is for me to become diabetic. I love chocolate (actually anything sweet), potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. I was devastated when I found out I had it about 10 years ago. Thinking of the agony my grandmother went through, helped me to stay true to my diet for a while. I have fallen backwards several times and even tried to ignore that I had this terrible disease. About a month ago, I made up my mind to lose about 20 lbs. and get my sugar back under control. I've lost 11 lbs. so far and I know that this time it has to be a lifestyle change. I'm having a hard time, but I understand that it's just the way it has to be from now on to keep from having the same fate as my beloved grandmother.

htownpiggy
htownpiggy 2010-03-21 21:24:04 -0500 Report

I have been a diabetic for most of my life…and it does not get any easier. I am on multiple shots now and I'm preparing to start again with pump therapy. I am really excited by the way. I just remember that I am still young and I have so much more to live for. I have also learned to not take life for granted, particularly the small things.

chenell
chenell 2010-03-21 18:45:54 -0500 Report

hello i'm new to this site!! i found out i was a diabetic about three years ago…its really affecting my daily life my feet an my eyes.. i am having a hard time doing what i suppose to do because i have alot of other medical issues along with that an 6 kids that keep me so busy…i really need somebody to help guide me an tell me more about diabetes..im only 36 an i take more meds than a 90 year old.i hope this site can help me get though an on the right page…thanks

mylife04
mylife04 2010-03-21 22:29:27 -0500 Report

hi im new to this site as will so ikd how all this works but your story kinda sounds like mine i have 2 kids and 24 but its still hard to cope with this situation and tryn to get my mint on the fact that im diabetic ive been for 3 yrs now and its still hard for me

Passionflower
Passionflower 2010-03-22 01:51:52 -0500 Report

Hang in there! I found out I was diabetic at 36. I really was shocked about it. If your babies were large or you had gestational diabetes, it raises your risk. I understand the med thing. Makes you feel like a grandma. Try not to eat the leftover food your kids don't eat, because that's usually what most moms do! Are you just on oral meds or are you taking insulin? Keep fresh fruit around, avoid high glycemic food like pasta and white bread. Be a label reader and learn to carb count. It's hard I know! Remember, baby steps, your kids didn't learn to walk in a day and neither will you.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-03-22 08:02:38 -0500 Report

Hey Chenell,

Welcome to the site. You have come to the right place. When I was diagnosed this is one of the first places I found where I could interact and where I felt welcomed. I really believe this site helped save my life.

Here are a couple of links for you. They will help you get started. Take it one small step at a time and ask tons of questions.
American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org
And some classes that I attended that I shared with the community here: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/3058-tcoyd-class-1
There are 7 classes total that I posted and a lot of great comments were added to the discussions that will give you some insights.

Again, welcome and I hope that you feel at home here.

frankiek38
frankiek38 2010-03-21 18:35:46 -0500 Report

sometimes i feel the same way.i know its rough but it does get better. when i was first diagnosed i was like oh crud why me .now im just like ok its part of my life and i will deal and survive hang in there .

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-03-15 09:46:36 -0500 Report

I have to say that I don't think anyone likes having diabetes, but I will say that there are many of us who finally got the message that we needed to change our lifestyles or we were going to sucumb to a life we didn't want at all. When I was first diagnosed, I cried. I got angry and then I got determined. I know for me, that was what it did. It was a wake up call to alert me to change my life habits. I have fallen off the wagon several times, but I continue to make the effort because I have people who love me depending on me being here for them.

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:24:38 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

MAYS
MAYS 2010-03-14 21:43:41 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

The greatest strength and power that you have in controlling your diabetes is inside of you !
Take that power that you have within, harness it and bring it out, it's tough sometimes but you can do it!
Take control of your life, have pride in yourself and what you can accomplish, it's your life, take control.

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/...

" Mays "

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:47:28 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

alanbossman
alanbossman 2010-03-14 21:01:44 -0500 Report

Think Jim said it best welcome to the club and dc. no body here loves being diabetic. but you learn to live with it go to bed and get up the next day again and again and thank God you are still here.
Alan

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:47:19 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-03-14 19:38:02 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. This is the place to share. We all know
what you are talking about, we have all been there. Its
taking it one blood test or meal at a time. Its doing the best
you can for today. We are here to support each other.

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:47:03 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

trey66
trey66 2010-03-14 18:30:49 -0500 Report

Trust me your not alone there are about 16 million (plus) other people that feel the same way, you just have to keep your head up and keep on going…There are a bunch of great people on this website that will help you get thruogh this and like you said you will survive…

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:46:53 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-14 18:13:53 -0500 Report

I wonder what we would think about a person who said I love being a diabetic. I hate having to stick my fingers everyday, I hate it when my bloodsugar drop too low and I shake so bad can't give myself a drink of orange juice when I'm at work and somebody else has to hold the cup for you. It isn't any fun, but having control of it and learning to live with it is just like any other part of life. I have it and I am not going to let it get me down. That is one thing I have really enjoyed about DC. The support of this "Family" that I have here helps me cope, a lot of these people have it worse than I, and if I can help in the smallest part, then I have given back what they have given me. Hope and Love. That is what gets me through it.

CeeLou
CeeLou 2010-03-14 21:12:12 -0500 Report

I second that!!
You said it so well, Roy.
Visiting DiabeticConnect helps to remind me I'm not the only one going through this, that I have a huge community of people to support me.
You're responsible for taking care of your diabetes and when it gets you down or you have questions, DC is here for you, continue taking advantage of it!
You can do it!! :D

Roy531
Roy531 2010-03-14 21:22:22 -0500 Report

Thank You CeeLou, I have trouble expressing myself in words and after reading what I posted was afraid I did wrong putting it the way I did.

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:46:40 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

Harlen
Harlen 2010-03-14 17:51:26 -0500 Report

I think we all hate it
But if you wish to keep on living you got to take care of it.
Best wishes
Harlen

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:46:22 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-03-14 17:31:33 -0500 Report

I hear you! We all go thru this. It means your human. Hang in there the days will get better. It really helps to be able to talk to the people here.

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:46:07 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2010-03-14 17:17:00 -0500 Report

Join the club, and welcome here. We all go through those feelings, and you said it right,, we must survive. You will find a great support group here with lots of good help and answers. Hang in there, and do the things to take care of yourself. It's your responsibility, you have to do it for yourself. Best wishes…
Jim

CeeLou
CeeLou 2010-03-14 21:15:19 -0500 Report

It feels soooo good to take care of it and do the right thing. I get this overwhelming sense of pride, hehe.

iHATEdiabetes
iHATEdiabetes 2010-03-14 23:45:54 -0500 Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE!! IM GLAD I HAVE A "FAMILY" UP HERE! IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I FOUND THIS, I GUESS I NEEDED IT AND IT WASNT BY ACCIDENT!! I FELT INSPIRED LISTENING TO YOU GUYS, I REALIZED THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE BECAUSE IN MY LIFE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH THE THINGS I HAVE! AND IM LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING SHARING AND LISTENING TO YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT THANKS AGAIN

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