I am new to Diabetic Connect. I was diagnosed 5/21/08. At first I walked daily and was off the insulin in a month. After about 3 months, the walking was not enough and I was back on insulin. Walking did not last since I am living in Michigan and the cold, snow, and ice are things I hate. I got laid off my job, my husband laid off. No insurance. No money. My sugar went crazy. My husband is still out of work. I found a job but make only 1/3 of what I used to make. I cannot get my sugar levels down. Shots twice a day do not help much. My count this morning when I woke was 256. Now I am also having BP problems. I feel like I just do not care. I cannot keep worrying about it. If it kills me (as it did my sister, brother and father) it just kills me. Is anyone else tired of trying to control their sugar. I cannot afford to eat vegetables every day. They are quite expensive and if I am lucky, I have $30 to $40 every two weeks to buy food for my husband and I. I know others must be going through this too. How are you coping and not just giving up? I am real tired right now.
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