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cwf123
By cwf123 Latest Reply 2010-05-19 12:06:44 -0500
Started 2010-05-03 11:57:28 -0500

I have had diabetes now for about 10 years and it is still hard for me I have no support at home with my family even though they do try to understand. My numbers are never good they stay in the high 250's + sometimes as high as 400-500's I find myself just wanting to give up and be depressed most of the time because so far nothing I have tries is really working. I am excited to join this site and maybe find people who may be able to just relate, thanks.


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cindy type 1
cindy type 1 2010-05-19 12:06:44 -0500 Report

I also am new to this site. I feel for you being alone and thinking no one understands what you are going thru. I do not have any friends or family members that are diabetic so they have no idea what I am talking about half the time. But I do agree with what everyone has said. Just do a little more each day and keep a log. And keep your chin up, your mood can do wonders. Take care!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-05-03 20:27:48 -0500 Report

Welcome to the community, it is a good place to start. I know in the beginning I could not get my numbers down either and I was so frustrated. I just kept experimenting with different things. What works for me may not work for you, but it is a place to start.

The thing that really helped me turn things around (besides finally being on meds) was keeping a log of everything. What I ate, what I felt, exercise I did, how long, and even the weather. I was searching for patterns to work on. It also keeps me honest with myself. Sometimes I would think I was trying hard, but when I added up my calories or my carbs for the day, I could look at a number that would tell me if I really had a good day or not.

Right now I am trying to figure out how to drop my morning numbers because I rise at night. It is frustrating to wake up high before I have even had my breakfast. But I don't give up. I keep trying different things. One day I will find what works...then my body will change! LOL. Such is the way of diabetes. You can never say it is boring.

Hang in there. There are tons of people here with great life experience that are so willing to help.

runthe
runthe 2010-05-03 17:57:22 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome to the site. Like you my numbers have been in the high 400 to almost 600. I didn't have much help from my husband. I was sick all the time and my health was getting worse by the day. During a visit to the dr I was told that I would have to be put on Insulin to help keep my blood sugar under control. I was scared because i have a fear of needle. I had to do what I had to do to help myself. I refused to let diabetes control my life. Although my BG is not where it should be it is getting there. I had to watch what I eat and learn how to count those carbs. I am eating more vegetable and fruit and drinking more water. I am now taking insulin with methformin and I am just taking it one day at a time. Please don't give up.Don't let diabetes take control of you. If you are the one that is cooking then cook foods that are healthy for you and your family. I hope that this will give you some encouragements
runthe

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-05-03 14:36:13 -0500 Report

Hello there! I kind of get the same stuff with my family (except my dad) with dealing with my diabetes. I used to feel the same way. Until I realized it was time for me to forget everyone and do for myself. I need to take responsibility for me and what I was doing. Please do not give up though. If we all allowed ourselves to give up. Than we are allowing the diabetes to beat us at its own game. Here is how you can fight back on your own. It has really been working for me and I am finding out I am happier.
Try to make slow and gradual changes. When we take things slower and gradual, it tends to work better and stay on track more. You are going to have ups and downs while making these small changes. The key is to get right back up and fight back again. Just do not allow it to tear you up emotionally. Try to keep it positive. Tell yourself, "okay, I had a bad number or I should not have done this… Now I am going to turn around and try it again". Take a look at the situation and evaluate the situation. Is there something you could have done better or differently? Basically see if you can trouble shoot the issue. Try to hang in there and we are all here for you. You need a hug. Heres a hugs in hope you cheer up a little.

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