Support & Accoutability

petals
By petals Latest Reply 2013-01-20 12:31:42 -0600
Started 2010-06-03 22:08:32 -0500

I just wanted to thank everyone on here for their support. It means the world to me. I have only my husband for my support system. I come from along line of diabetics, but no one wants to talk about this disease. And alot of them are in denial. My mom when I told her that I was a diabetic 8 years ago said to me so deal with it!! Thanks alot mom!! My friends don't understand sometimes why I can't eat like I did before I was a diabetic and I have lost some friends because of it. But that's ok, that just lets me know who is a true friend and who isn't. I use my sense of humor and spunk to get through alot of stuff , you know like diabetes,weight issues,stupid people and traffic!! So I am very thankfull for this website and all of you. Oh , and Mom I am dealing with it!!


18 replies

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2013-01-19 11:32:56 -0600 Report

Yes, I have learned to ignor the negatives, and stick to possitive and supportive people. To bad, but good to, many of the support I have is on line. I have my husband, son, and his wife. My extended family hasn't kept in touch. I love the support I get on here! Hugs to you :)

Brother Raoul
Brother Raoul 2011-09-29 17:30:07 -0500 Report

Hang in there. You're doing the right thing by seeking out support systems beyond your circle. I just joined myself and am very thankful for this website. With all due respect I want to suggest you be grateful for your husband and mom because, Like I don't have anyone(Until Now). Thank God for what we have including His Mercy and Grace. Let's keep in touch.
Peace and Blessings
Brother Raoul

onefunblonde57
onefunblonde57 2011-09-29 15:31:21 -0500 Report

HELLO,

I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A NICE THURSDAY, I THINK IT IS SO AWESOME
WHEN ALL OF OUR DEAR FRIENDS, HERE…HELP EACH OTHER AND OFFER
THEIR SUPPORT…MOSTLY EVERYONE…HERE…TRULY UNDERSTANDS…
THE CHALLENGES…WE ALL HAVE TO DEAL WITH DAILY…JUST TO STAY
HEALTHY..AND SURVIVE…I AM HERE FOR YOU!!!!!!

TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS…THANK GOD FOR YOUR
SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND…ONEFUNBLONDE57

Jan8
Jan8 2011-09-28 16:31:31 -0500 Report

You know we are your support system. Your sense of humor can get you through most everything and it sounds like you have a great one. You are right about foodaholics. You don't need them.

dIDYMUS
dIDYMUS 2011-09-28 21:34:34 -0500 Report

Good support for petals. I for one have not told anyone, except my husband found out since he saw my testing stuff, and my best friend. I was totally surprised, since diabetes runs in my family, but I am the first woman to get it. All others were my mothers brothers. I didn't even tell my sister. When we are with friends, I just say that I am on a diet. I received an e mail from Gluco-x.com . It was all about bashing Metformin. I am sure it was probably a non RX site that is trying to send hope and a substitute to the meds, and I think they are a total scam. I would like to know who released my name to them. I only deal with my diabetes supply co. and my Dr. However, I suppose that people can companies can find anything on the internet. The vultures don't seem to be just on this website. What does Uhmm 0.o" mean from AWSOMEFICK?

ston3xc
ston3xc 2010-06-04 08:48:54 -0500 Report

I come from a long line of diabetics too. My dad was diabetic so I grew up knowing that he could not eat certain things. My mother would can peaches without sugar and vegetables without salt for him. My family continues to be very supportive as does my husband,but…My first husband was not supportive nor did he want to learn to be. I believe in karma, do good and the good will come back to you tenfold. I just learned over the weekend that my ex had a mild heart attack and while he was in the hospital found out that he is diabetic! I'm sorry for him and all his is going to have to learn but…Ahhh, karma!!!lol. I'll do my good deed though, I'll have our daughter tell him about this site and hopefully he'll get the support he was reluctant to give me. As you pointed out, petals, you find out really soon who your real friends are!!

alanab
alanab 2011-09-29 12:29:25 -0500 Report

My first husband was that way, too, when I was diagnosed. "Stop worrying about it and just deal with it." Needless to say, he's now my ex. My husband now helps give me my shots. A world of difference in the support level…

petals
petals 2010-06-04 09:25:49 -0500 Report

I am so glad that you have a supportive family!! You are right about karma, I have always believed that what goes around comes around. Maybe now your first husband will realize what a jerk he was to you!! Thanks for the support!!

daniellenh
daniellenh 2010-06-04 02:38:29 -0500 Report

Being a D. for 32 years I can feel your pain sister. I can also tell you that you will def. want to give up and you will feel sorry for yourself some days but don't let it consume you. There will always be some people will never understand (they go in the stupid catagory). I am very open about having diabetis and use it as a tool for education. If you ask me all you can do is explain it to the best of your ability, remain open answering as many questions as it takes (with some people it takes A LOT of questions thank goodness for that special catagory LOL) and never let the disease overtake the person. When I got shots (on the pump now) I used to think it kinda funny to pull out my shots in the middle of, well anywhere, just to see the looks on the ignorant faces. My sence of humor is a little demented.

petals
petals 2010-06-04 09:28:49 -0500 Report

Yep, I have had days went I felt like giving up and days when I feel sorry for myself. I am happy to report that those days don't happen very much any more!! Thank you for your wonderful advice and your support!

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-06-03 22:41:42 -0500 Report

Hello there Pedals! We're all here for you and each other. I kind of get the same thing on my end too; except for my dad. My dad was just diagnosed in March with type 2. I feel so blessed to have him. We help and encourage each other. My husband is very iffy with helping and understanding me with my diabetes. it is almost like he picks and chooses when and if he wants to be a supporting role/person. I though have learned that I have to stand my own here. I am the only sole person who has to actually physically do. I come from a long line of diabetics and they are all (except my dad) are the "WHAT NOT TO DO…with your diabetes". I remind myself and look at my mom and realize THAT AIN"T WANT I WANT TO BE !!!!! My dad is like my role model and my rock. You keep up the trying to work through your diabetes. You can do it and you will do it. Believe and have confidence that you will be a winner. You are already a winner for your courage and strength. Hang on and keep going there.

petals
petals 2010-06-04 09:33:36 -0500 Report

I am so glad that you have your dad! I am glad that I have my hubby and you guys!! Sorry that your hubby is not supportive all of the time. You are right we have to stand our ground, and take care of ourselves, noone else can do that for us. And like you my family is as ad of what not to do, I look at them and say heck no, I am not going out that way!! Thank you sou much for your advice and support.

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