Doing what you can to daily cope.

By Janene1973ls Latest Reply 2011-07-05 18:06:56 -0500
Started 2010-04-15 15:38:27 -0500

Having Narcoelspy was hard enough to learn to deal with, but when I found out that I have Type 2 Diabetes it was like a stab to the heart. Learning to drop my most favorite bad habits was a blow to my self worth. Because of family and friends support and the Blessings of God, I am still here and alive, and I will continue to keep on truckin.

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Mrs. Alilce
Mrs. Alilce 2010-12-21 22:53:28 -0600 Report

I can rellate to those feelings. I worked hard to "eat right and exercise" and still was shocked to hear Diabetes. Monday I got great news. All my heart numbers and diabetes numbers were within normal limits. That gives me a boost when I really wanted to throw in the towel. . . say yes when I should say no to a food or do an excercise we need

GabbyPA 2010-04-16 08:46:24 -0500 Report

Wow, what a hand you have been dealt. The site that Mays was talking about is and you might want to participate in that one as well.

Don't let this be a life of things you cannot do or have. Make it a life of things you CAN do and CAN have. Sometimes we get looking at the wrong end of things and we get depressed. If you had to learn to drop your "favorite BAD habits" then I see that as a positive. You can now make room for some "favorite GOOD habits" to take their place.

You also mentioned psoriasis and there is a common denominator of a lack of vitamin D so you could talk to your doctor about adding that to your diet. It might help with some of the symptoms. Here is a discussion with some articles in it that might help.

So as you said, "keep on truckin'" You have been given a lot to deal with. Someone must think you are quite courageous to be handling so much.

MAYS 2010-04-15 16:18:47 -0500 Report

This site has a sister site that deals with sleep disorders that may interest you, I joined it but haven't really taken an interest to it, partially because most sites dealing with sleep disorders concentrate on insomnia.

After spending months in monitored sleep study programs for observations, being poked, prodded and examined drains me physically, I do it not only for myself but also for others, hopefully they will make some headway in the future pertaining to narcolepsy.


Cheryl1955 2011-07-05 18:06:56 -0500 Report

Are you using a CPAP machine to help? I was diagnosed last year with sleep apnea and since I have insomnia the machine has helped some. I still get so frustrated though with my diabetes. I have been diabetic since 1989 and I have ups and downs, mentally, concerning the diabetes.

MAYS 2010-04-15 16:05:56 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Being Narcoleptic can be annoying, I have been one since the age of 10, add in diabetes and it's wonder that I have accomplished all that I have in my life.
Stay strong and do what you must do in order to survive.
Stay focused, live and love your yourself, I fully understand what you must have been, or are going thru.


Janene1973ls 2010-04-15 17:51:29 -0500 Report

Yeah, I was diagnosed with Narcoelpsy in 1990, I was in the 12th grade, it started when I was in the 11th. They found out that I am bipolar, ADD, have a learning Disability. Later has a adult I found out that i have a skin disease (psorisis/maybe misspelled) and now type 2 diabetes. I Thank God every day, but emotionally and spiritually, it is killing me on the inside. Sometimes I do wonder why am I here. I am strong, I pray and read the Bible. But I wonder how much more or longer will I be allowed to keep going.

MAYS 2010-04-15 18:49:17 -0500 Report

You can and will do it until you decide not to, but consider this, you do it because it's necessary for your survival, that inner strength that you possess
is that desire to live and sometimes that is all that you need, believe in YOU !

For years I hid my narcolepsy with excuses and ignorance, ignorance based on trying to overcome something that not only I, but also medical science knew little about at that time, I drank huge cups of black coffee and took countless caffeine pills, ignoring the research that I participated in and the advice that I was given, thinking that I could overcome this that " I " said God had given me, (genetics come from humans not God), I'm lucky that I didn't kill myself with my arrogance.

I overcame many obstacles and smashed thru roadblocks that would have destroyed others but narcolepsy wouldn't budge or give up an inch to me, at least I understood diabetes, for once my way was harmful to me and I accepted that I was wrong and harming myself, a tough pill to swallow !

Be your strength because YOU are your strength, knowledge and willpower are your greatest allies, know what's right and simply do it for YOU !

Everything in your life starts with YOU, the first step in your life is always taken by YOU !

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~ Mays ~

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