I am so flustrated with this dang Diabetes

By longhornmom2002 Latest Reply 2013-01-20 11:32:47 -0600
Started 2010-06-03 16:07:36 -0500

I seriously dont understand how my BS is all over the place, seems when I try to watch it, it goes crazy and when I seem to be more relaxed with it it is lower, I know when Iam stressed it takes off lie a rocket!! I dont have any insurance right now so havent been to a doctor Iam still taking the doses I was told to take since 11/09 when first became a type one. Dont know what my acl count is!!!! going to run out of meds soon I want to pull my hair out!!! Why cant I just live normal like others??? any advise???

24 replies

jimLE 2013-01-20 09:14:38 -0600 Report

looks like markie gave good advise to me..pluse you might try finding out what (you) can do to make things less stressfull to you.like going for short to long walks and maybe talk your time in doing so,reading,nitting,puzzle books and what ever else that helps you lower your stress.even if it means talking about it with us and/or people in your everyday life.then there's diabetes class like 4lena took..one of the doctors my mom goes to has his office at one of the hospitals here.and they have class's for diabetics and other types of class's as well..even if thier not haveing any class's at time.you still might learn some thing there..

MarkieMarkie 2011-06-08 11:37:00 -0500 Report

Not having insurance can be very upsetting and stressful within itself; however, take action… call your county… find out what medical assistance programs are available in your area… make an appointment… get on the $4.00 plan at Wal-Mart… Find out if your community offers "MAP" Medical Assistance Program. Also get a prescription discount card. You can apply for one of these on the Internet… some known companies are NeedyMeds… go to www.needymeds.org, Togetehr Rx Access, www.TogetherRxAcess.com and Pharmacy Discount Card, www.pharmacydiscountnetwork.com. Find a medical facility that will charge doctor visits based off your income… good luck!

VickieF 2011-06-08 03:57:45 -0500 Report

Try calling your health department. More likely than not they can help you with your meds and do some bloodwork too.

Gwen Morten
Gwen Morten 2011-06-07 16:00:32 -0500 Report

I feel u! I'm type 2 and was in a similar situation with no insurance and ran out of meds. I had to end up going to a income based clinic here in Atlanta that got me in right away for 20 bucks! Good luck!

4Lena 2010-06-06 01:36:17 -0500 Report

I think we all can become quite frustrated with diabetes, but we can live as close to normal as other people. We just have to take good care of ourselves. When the frustrations became abit overwhelming for me, I took a diabetes class (free) given by a CDE at my local hospital and it made a huge difference for me. Check with your hospital and see if there is one in your area. I applied what they taught me and I feel 100% better. Take good care.

danielion 2010-06-05 21:02:30 -0500 Report

I know how you are feeling I was just dianosed 5 days ago and havent been to my doctor yet I have an appt June 15th so not sure what she will do but I am really hooked on Pepsi and I have cut down a lot since my doctor called me and I have had the worst headaches.

JSJB 2013-01-20 04:51:08 -0600 Report

my Pepsi drinking consisted of 2 20 oz at work and a 6 pack at home. That was over a year ago and now I drink only water 32 oz a day and 2 cups of black coffee a day. Cut out that Pepsi you can do it. If you do not like plain water, there are mixers that are sugar free that taste great.

Sandybeach54 2010-06-06 04:44:33 -0500 Report

I had bad leg cramps from Pepsi (my drink of choice) once I switch to Canada Dry or Scwhepps GingerAle I dont have the horrifying leg and muscle cramps.Anything that has sugar(Diet or other wise. in it makes my legs cramp. Cant eat black licorice either.
No splenda,equal or sweet & Low either.
Took me about a week to get use to nothing at all on my cereal.I drink my coffee black so that was the hardest.

On the headaches ask your MD if you should see a Chiro for an adjustment ,your spine could be out of whack

JSJB 2013-01-20 04:53:51 -0600 Report

I used to have terrible leg cramps at night but since giving up carbonated diet drinks they have stopped. Coffee blace only 2 cups a day instead of the 6-8 cups with sweet and low.

Sandybeach54 2010-06-05 16:51:28 -0500 Report

Publix had a free program for Metformin,if you need the info please email me or I can Post it after I tak my nightly walk but I will be back on after 8 EST

Pamiekae 2010-06-05 15:30:17 -0500 Report

I can completely understand where you're coming from. Everyone ( doctors and friends) keep telling me to quit stressing over everything because it only causes more medical problems but it's very hard to do when you don't have insurance. I am in the same boat. The company I worked for for almost 18 yrs closed and due to all my medical problems I can't find a job but SS says i'm not ill enough to receive disability. I attempted to contact the companies who make the medicines as suggested, but I made to much money the year before. Anything apparently over $9,000.00 a year is to much or at least was what I was told as a single mother with only one income. I can't say I have an answer, but maybe knowing only that your not alone in your frustration will help, and I do wish you good luck, and as petals said, when the stress is getting to you, take a deep breath and scream and repeat as often as you need to. It does help, even if only for a short time.

And if there is a free clinic around where you live, they might be able to help you with getting some of the medicines you need as well as help set you up with a dietician to figure out why your numbers are fluncuating so badly. I at least am lucky in that my sister is one. She gives me weekly menu's to follow. It does really help.

Not2sweet 2010-06-05 14:10:13 -0500 Report

The one thing that comes to mind that was not pointed out is, you may be out of the "Honey Moon" phase. Most type 1s go through this, where blood sugars stabilize at first, then after a period of time go awry. I would try to do as the others have suggested, look for free or reduced health clinics in your area. Diabetes is a life time of trial and error unfortunately. Making small adjustments, insulin, diet, etc. is advisable. Wish you the best of luck!

Diane987 2010-06-04 15:13:39 -0500 Report

This disease is difficult enough without the stress of not having insurance to pay for medcations. Most drug companies have programs to provide inexpensive or free meds. The trick is finding the applications on their websites. You might try Partnership for Prescription Assistance. You may have seen their commercials a few years ago with Montel Williams. They have many programs that you may qualify for and the service is free. They even have several pharmaceutical companies that participate in their service. One stop shopping for lost cost meds. The website is: https://www.pparx.org/en

Good luck and God Bless,

ccritch 2010-06-04 12:06:16 -0500 Report

I completely understand your situation, I still can't get a handle on my sugars and I just started on the insulin pump it is difficult to manage as everything you eat has carbs what do you do! I know, but I say take one day a time and try to relax stress is a bg riser I found that out the hard way.

As far as no insurance, I would ask pharmacies if they have any incentive programs for diabetics, or know of a diabetic company helping diabetics, It took me 4 years to finally find a company that sends you what you need for free, I don't know if it goes by state but you are welcome to give it a try, Kingdomcare.com I would look it up if that does not work let me know. I can find the number for you.

I also know that there are one time help for recipients through the Department of Health or see if the Department of Social Services can help you out I know from experience it is a one time deal. Good Luck. I had to use their services once.

Wish you luck and hope your sugars get better. God Bless

gregsteele 2010-06-04 10:22:12 -0500 Report

I can relate this disease can be very frustrating my bg goes anywhere from 27 to 300-400 at times Gabbys advice is right on the mark i dont know about in your area but here in northwest AR we have a free health clinic if you qualify you can get your supplies for free or very low cost including an at home a1c test every 4 mos. love to all GREG

petals 2010-06-03 21:29:59 -0500 Report

What you are feeling is normal for us diabetics. Stress sucks for everyone and for us it can make your bs levels high. So take a deep breathe, scream, repeat as often as you need to. Take Gabby's advice and look into the things that she recommended. I am here for you.

GabbyPA 2010-06-03 20:51:18 -0500 Report

Well, you are living normal...like other diabetics. It is all kind of relative to be honest.

There are home kits for your A1c. I think www.dlife.com has some on sale for under $20. It is easy to do and pretty accurate. When I was without a doctor's care, that is what I did. However, I am a type 2 and you are going to really need to find a doctor so you can get your meds. I found a clinic for myself that bills on a sliding scale and that is a life saver. My doctor is actually quite good and that is a relief.

There is also a great website for people without insurance (like me) who need help. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/6409-low-priced-insulin-source-etc You can get insulin at great prices if you qualify. So give them a look see.

Sonya Slim
Sonya Slim 2010-06-06 07:35:05 -0500 Report

Hang in there. You are right! Having diabetes is very frustrating at times. The hardest thing to do is accept disease. There is no perfection to accomplish here. Daily choices and adjustments everyday.

You fill find the support you need here!