How do you deal with diabetes AND live through crisis?

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2010-05-25 20:20:19 -0500
Started 2010-05-23 19:14:56 -0500

Okay, been gone for a little. My youngest broke her ankle in three places. So, a trip to ER, then specialists, then more specialist, surgery, etc. I got sick, etc.

So, of course, I missed meds, missed meals, didn't feel like eating, etc.

So, how do you live with diabetes when life happens?


14 replies

Miminv 2010-05-24 18:44:48 -0500 Report

You have to put yourself at the top of the list. If you are not who will take care of the rest of your list or family. You need to learn to plan ahead for situations just like what you have been through. Make sure you have your meds with you all the time and something to eat also.
You have to ask the question "Do I want to see my grandchildren when your children have them?

I just went through surgery, my mother almost dieing, my mother ending up in the hospital, her going on disability, losing her house of 22 years, me losing a 12 year relationship, me going on disability, having to move myself after 6 years with three cats and oh yeah now I will never be able to have children. This all happened within six months.

Good luck.

theladyiscrazy 2010-05-25 11:32:03 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear about all of that. It does tell me that it can be done.

Miminv 2010-05-25 14:27:25 -0500 Report

I am ok, I just wanted you to understand that just because you can't see it or always feel it. That it is there, your diabetes is real and you need to take care of yourself because know one else can do this for you. Don't beat yourself up if you mess up and don't do something right. Just get back to what you need to do for yourself and your diabetes and you will find that you will feel much better. And you will live longer and be around for the people who love you and will miss you if your not around.
Hang in there we have all been there. If I had not been through a few small ups and downs before, I would not of known how to make it through the six months of @#$@ I have just been through.
Give yourself some love and get a plan of action to take care of yourself.

theladyiscrazy 2010-05-25 20:20:19 -0500 Report

I think part of it is I need to change my thinking. I have always been the one to handle the crisises and take care of others. I have always put them first. It is strange to have to remember that I am a priority. I am starting to get things in place for me.

monkeymama 2010-05-24 09:59:47 -0500 Report

The craziness is an every day part of my life. Especially, with three special needs children in their own ways and me being a nursing student. It has been a rough road for me. It has taken me to figure out a plan and system to keeping my sanity on a daily bases. I just keep reminding myself I can do it. If I fall, I pick myself back up and keep fighting back. I don't allow a fall to bring me down. I try to take things one step at a time and one day at a time. I takes things in stride now and not over push myself. Try to hang in there. :)

petals 2010-05-24 01:10:19 -0500 Report

I have been there too. And the first time I didn't take care of myself that good, which didn't work out that well. I now know that I have to take the time to take care of me, or I will not be able to help anyone else. You just have to remember to put yourself on the list of things that have to be taken care of.

GabbyPA 2010-05-24 14:16:45 -0500 Report

So very true. If you have a sick day kit, that can help. You will have things on hand to help keep you going well. But trying to take care of yourself will help everyone. Learning to delegate is another skill that most mom's have a hard time with. It will help you so much. Dad, friends and other family members can help too. You don't have to do things alone. You don't have to be a hero 24/7. You need time to take care of you, because people don't SEE your disease or ailment, they forget that you are working on your condition every day.

kdroberts 2010-05-23 22:04:18 -0500 Report

Just like Harlen said, you got to do what you got to do. I've been really sick, my wife had swine flu, my son almost died when he was 13 months old and was in the hospital for a few days, I moved house twice but you just got to grab your stuff and make a few minutes to take care of yourself. You have to make sure you are in tip top condition so you can take care of others.

Harlen 2010-05-23 21:16:37 -0500 Report

Been there done that ,I dont do that now I know I must make time to take care of me at all times .Like you I have others that need me and if I get sick it makes it hard on every one els
So I take the time to take care of me.
How is she doing now?
Best wishes

theladyiscrazy 2010-05-25 11:39:36 -0500 Report


Thanks. I do now have macadamia nuts in my car at all times and I try and keep something in my purse. Hoping this will help "just in case".

Jessie is doing much better than they thought. She is already in a walking cast.

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