Excuses, excuses, excuses ....

By MAYS Latest Reply 2013-03-23 16:57:43 -0500
Started 2010-03-20 07:53:12 -0500


We all have them, use them and lean on them, now it's time to cast them aside, get rid of them.
Don't wait, recognize them and do what's right concerning you and your diabetes.

Today, right now is the best day and time to start dealing with diabetes consistently, all excuses eliminated !

My excuse is work, work , work, what's yours ?

35 replies

IronOre 2013-03-23 09:35:43 -0500 Report

My goodness you are negative today !
Why are you assuming that people with diabetes all have excuses not to take care of it ?

TsalagiLenape 2012-11-11 10:15:42 -0600 Report

Mainly getting depressed or stressed either one is sometimes happening at the same time.

Turtle 2012-11-11 13:34:41 -0600 Report

Ok, I read this as Iwas asked to, now I just wonder why? My day was going ok, I took my dog for a walk and picked up after him, as I always do, I drank a cup of decaf coffee, new approach to my health, totally cleaned my cats litter box, as Sundays she gets a totally clean box. During the week, every day I scoop it 2-3 x just to keep her happy and the smell down. And here I am

jigsaw 2012-11-11 08:14:12 -0600 Report

Uh OH ! Time to take a closer look, time to take action ! It may hurt a bit more when you examine the truth, but you'll stay healthier !! It's worth it !
Excuse me while I kick myself in the butt !!!

Tony5657 2013-03-23 11:05:52 -0500 Report

Hey Jigsaw, before you begin kicking your buttocks (or as we say in TX, your bewtocks), ya' might move off the edge of your boat a little. LOL Seriously, thanks for your comment. It's a valuable "nugget" worth keeping.

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX collecting nuggets worth saving

jigsaw 2013-03-23 16:57:43 -0500 Report

Your very welcome! Also, I'll take your advice, as I definitely don't want to become shark chum!

GabbyPA 2012-11-10 21:21:20 -0600 Report

I have plenty of excuses. My goal is not to use them. I can feel them pour out of my mouth (or off my finger tips here) and it just feels so wrong. My excuse that I give into, ends up being the one that leads to the "I don't care" or "I will do better tomorrow" justifications. Those are lame, but mine.

Anonymous 2012-11-10 18:17:58 -0600 Report

i dont have a excuse i flat out just admit i dont take care of my diabetes most ppl will give reason y they dont but im willing to admit i just dont take care of myself

jayabee52 2012-11-10 22:22:25 -0600 Report

why don't you take care of yourself?

Anonymous 2012-11-11 00:06:22 -0600 Report

I dont know honestly. its just very hard i guess and im very young im 27 and i have a lot of problems already but i just got diagnosed with type 2 six months ago already my feet hurt really badly aswell my lower back legs hands and arms my eyes get blurry often but what i dont get is when my blood readin is normal which i had it normal a lot at one time 2 weeks straight my feet and everything were still hurting im think cause the doc said i had diabetes since 5 all those years all the never damage was done and the damage to my eyes

estheratarah 2011-06-18 23:56:30 -0500 Report

being in denial even after over a year. My A1C is good though 5.4 was the last 3 months ago. But it's like ..oh I don't feel like I have diabetes. I mean Im not sick , I don't have this or that associated with diabetes…now. But in the future if I don't stop thinking this way or lose this confounded weight..I am going to have a million health issues.

majikinfl 2011-06-18 21:34:08 -0500 Report

Money mostly lack of it…prohibiting the purchase of "fresh veges" or much of anything. Peanut Butter and bread go a lot further on a megar budget. Exercise, what a joke…my knees and hips won't allow much of anything. The rest I admit just plain lazy. you make a good point, thanks for the reminder…

purple1900 2011-06-18 16:08:11 -0500 Report

I make excuses all the time. I know I need to lose weight so if I was to walk to the other bus stop a mile away instead of around the corner it would help. My excuse is usually I want to sleep a little bit longer or its almost dark or its to hot or to cold. I also make excuses for eating junk food still. My good one right now is my sugar has been OK so one time won't hurt me

1creekindian 2011-06-18 14:02:20 -0500 Report

May's I liked your post because it fits me like a glove, I do make excuses for how I cannot get my sugar under control, I know that, I read everyones' response to this post, and I feel bad for you cause I truly do not believe you posted this to be mean.
I don't like that Julie has judged you, then said she will pray for you, cause my understanding of the Bible and prayer is, that if she has an issue with you, then she must ask you for forgivness, before she can ask God for forgivness for herself or anyone else.
and maybe the people who did take offense to your post, it hit too close to home. it doesn't matter if you do or do not have diabetes, sometimes your info does come in handy.
May God bless you, I see you have a forgiving heart. :-)

Type1Lou 2011-06-18 10:01:09 -0500 Report

I fully support what you're saying. Each of us has to take responsibility for our own actions. The choice is ours. It's not always easy, but making the wrong choice is no one else's fault. We benefit by making the right choices and do ourselves harm when we make the wrong ones. It helps to have supportive people around us but, ultimately we decide…or not…what we will do to tame this Diabetes beast we all live with. By making the right choices, we give ourselves a better quality of life and make it easier for those who love us.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-04-07 19:47:13 -0500 Report

I couldn't agree with you more Mays. I have always had excuses when it concerned my health, even if it concerned myself. I have been trying to work around the excuses that I have and don't let them get in the way.

Your discussions always seem to give me something useful and constructive to think about!

:) Danni

Least 2010-03-24 23:08:20 -0500 Report

Somehow, somewhere, I feel like I missed something? Where is all the negativism coming from? This looked like an innocent discussion…Maybe some people commenting were mixed up as to what they were posting on? Or, like I said, maybe I missed something :)

Anyhow. I understand the need to eliminate excuses from our lives. They are DANGEROUS! Especially when they become routine. I am SO blessed to live in a constant environment of people who care and hold me accountable for my actions. And I pray that if I ever find myself alone excuses will not become a crutch for allowing my health to fail simply because I didn't do what I needed to do!

There is no excuse not to live to the fullest and the highest we are capable of.

MAYS 2010-03-25 02:01:42 -0500 Report

I love your approach towards diabetes, survival and life in general !

You did not miss anything, you recognized the point exactly, those same people within your environment feed off of your positiveness as much as you do theirs, I can sense that you are both too strong to rely on crutches, knowing the harm that can come along with them.

Your responsible attitude and self accountability mentality is contagious, I hope that everyone you come in contact with becomes infected by it, in a good way !


Alyssa512 2010-03-25 18:48:59 -0500 Report

yeah least, i was wondering about negativity to but i ignored it. i figured they must have a bad history. nothing wrong with this subject. some excuses are applicable and some are a crutch like you said. i have a few crutches and im trying to get rid of my diabetic crutch. you got your stuff taken care of it looks like. thats great sweety. be careful not to fall and find yourself a pair of crutches.

Least 2010-03-29 00:05:35 -0500 Report

Hi Alyssa,

Thanks for the encouragement! I just wanted to clarify in case of possible misunderstanding that I do have my "falls"! It's just, I try very hard not to let myself use excuses, and really, it's the wonderful loving people and God in my life that keep me going!

I hope I didn't come off sounding like "I've got it all together!" Like Mays said, I'm just trying to keep positive and encourage others to do the same. But I do have my down days :) We all do!


Alyssa512 2010-03-20 21:09:23 -0500 Report

Hmm! My excuse is 'I don't know' because I don't know what the he!! I am doing lol is that an excusable excuse?

MAYS 2010-03-21 00:58:45 -0500 Report

It's a common reaction !
As a diabetic, self preservation must be planted within, take root and be allowed to blossom and grow, be selfish and take care of yourself and educate both yourself and those close to you about diabetes, it's complications and safety measures for your sake (and theirs) .
Hey, don't give up, all of life is both a learning curve and learning experience, an excusable excuse (?) … Hmmm … (LOL) ..!
' Mays "

Alyssa512 2010-03-21 23:52:43 -0500 Report

LOL Yea, my excuse for having an excuse because its not good to have excuses, so am I excused for my excuse (im getting confused now lol)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-20 12:44:06 -0500 Report

Sorry, my first reply got on the wrong slot—clicked the wrong REPLY—will get the hang of this yet—haha—Pat R

MAYS 2010-03-20 12:17:57 -0500 Report

We all make excuses when at first being diagnosed with diabetes, it comes in the form of denial, anger and frustration among others.
Later and tomorrow are never good excuses for diabetes, delay and misinformation as well as lack of appropriate action pertaining to diabetes and it's awareness are more damaging than anything.
So your response may make you feel good and may win you brownie points with some but it was non professional, unwarranted and unacceptable as far as I'm concerned and makes me laugh which I tend not to do, normally.
" Mays "

Harlen 2010-03-20 17:22:50 -0500 Report

No my response is to somone who isnt a Diabetec and till you live it you dont know what your talking of.So to post something like this I take as a unacceptable un warranted BS.
Note I didnt do it privet .
I fined you to be a joke and a sham!
It dosent make me feel good that somone thinks that they can do it better then somone that lives it and thinks that they now best!
I have never hid who or what I am CAN YOU SEY THAT ??????
I am open and honest with all here CAN YOU SEY THAT?????
But dont feel bad you got busted.
Have you had any thing in your life to even compare to having Diabetes?????
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-03-20 17:51:59 -0500 Report


I have never shown or displayed any disrespect to you or anyone else here on Diabetic Connect nor do I have any intent to, I have enjoyed and respected your discussions and comments and I'm sure that I will continue to do so because they are a combination of informative, logical and at times humorous.

My desire to keep my info private is allowed by the site and I have my reasons for doing so and as I stated it's an option on this site and if it weren't allowed then I would make it known, as for now I choose not to.
I do not give advice or suggestions blindly or without fact, if it is or has been proven so, then state it, other than that your assumption of me not being or being diabetic is just that, an assumption.

The members of this site are comprised of diabetics, caregivers and others, verification of such, either way was and is not a requirement of this site (T.M.I.) .

As I stated earlier, I give and offer no disrespect to this site, the members, my friends here or you, I enjoy your discussions and welcome your comments, before as well as now.

Best wishes,

Harlen 2010-03-20 19:01:37 -0500 Report

Till you live it you dont know and you not being a Diabetec you dont know what your talking of.
Its like me tell you how to be a woman I got lots of facts BUT I dont know what its like or what you go thrue!

Harlen 2010-03-20 10:29:17 -0500 Report

How would you know ???????????

rankearl 2010-03-22 15:04:42 -0500 Report

im not a fighter i ome on here to learn and kepp touch with some realy good friends i have met here many many comments mays has made i have taken offence too i agree with harlan unless you have walked in our shoes you wouldnt know someday we will all be judged good luck with that mays i pray for you daily julie

MAYS 2010-03-22 15:38:20 -0500 Report

Julie, I thank you very much for the prayers and for whatever reason you decide to think of me when you pray, I have and I will continue to do so for you.
Although everyone can read the same thing and come away with different opinions of what was read, I truly do not think that you or Harlen have actually read the topic of this discussion or may have made it fit where you would like for it to fit, this is in no way a sign of disrespect to either one of you, but this site is open to diabetics, caregivers and others of which I have not disclosed which category I fit into if not all of them.
To assume that I am or am not diabetic when I have disclosed neither is wrong, I came here not to seek help but to give it and yes along the way I myself have learned many things, the message is more important than the messenger, we are judged every day of our lives.
My comments have never been directed at anyone, just realistic, the purpose of this site is to help others, not to attack.

As I stated, no disrespect has been given or will ever be given to you, Harlen or any member of Diabetic Connect .

" Mays "

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