By lindc Latest Reply 2010-07-08 15:09:10 -0500
Started 2010-07-08 03:36:57 -0500

ive had diabetes for 2 years now and i just cant take it anymore.i have to take shots everyday to control it.

8 replies

Harlen 2010-07-08 15:09:10 -0500 Report

I did too and your right it sucks lol
I am so glad for the pump I was taking 10 to 14 shots a day so I realy know what you meen. I would look into a pump if its stressing you out so much.Then you only stick your self one time every three days you will need to test more but thats a lot better then all the shots
Best wishes

DevilDog39 2010-07-08 13:30:37 -0500 Report

Have you ever considered a pump? I use one with a cgm sensor(continuous glucose monitor). I only have to insert new infusion sets and sensors every 6 days. Shots only 4 when i'm outta control.

MAYS 2010-07-08 10:05:02 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Being diagnosed with diabetes, or being a caregiver is never easy, it becomes frustrating at times.
Sometimes the routine becomes much more than we are willing to deal with, although it is necessary for our survival.

That is why a support group such as Diabetic Connect and the support of both family and friends is very important.

When you have down moments, you need to be able to communicate your feelings to others, sometimes an ear is all that's needed, other times an encouraging, supportive word or phrase will do, such as this one:

Don't give up, or give in to diabetes, if you do, diabetes wins.
Consider yourself a member of a very unique group, as a diabetic, you are no longer on "auto pilot" concerning this part of your endocrine system, what was once automatic, is now manual.

The best part of it is this, (other than a learning experience) is that YOU control it, good or bad, and you are not alone, there are millions of diabetics in this world and hundreds of support groups.

We need one another.

So, join right in, become one of the family, one of the support group, here for you, here for others, here for us.



GabbyPA 2010-07-08 09:31:16 -0500 Report

Hello Lindc,
I am sorry that you are feeling so frustrated. We all get there from time to time. Now that you are here, I hope that you find the support that you need to help you through the down sides of it all.

I too have been dealing with diabetes for about 2 years and I know there are times when I feel like giving up. But the alternative is not what I want to experience. So I know that my day requires a little extra discipline. Compared to my husband who is in a wheel chair and can't walk, I see my issues as far less constraining.

Sometimes it really is a matter of perspective.

alanbossman 2010-07-08 08:45:28 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. I also have had diabetes for 2years, and i take insulin everyday and metformin twice daily. I have learned to live with this and sometimes its hard but the other choice as Elrond went through i dont want it. so i want to stay around to fight another day and win the battle. I hate this diabetes at times because it does control your eating habits and your llife but we are all in the same boat.

gregsteele 2010-07-08 05:56:28 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC you have come to a place where the people are great they will help you they will support you they will answer all your questions there are people here that can answer just about anything the one thing no one here will do is judge you please stick around you will meet some incredible people DAVE gave you some excellent advice again welcome lobve to all GREG

Elrond 2010-07-08 04:17:25 -0500 Report

First of all, welcome to Diabetic Connect. We're a very large extended family and we're all connected by the common enemy, diabetes. You say you've been taking shots for 2 years? Well, I've been taking shots for longer than you've been breathing. It's just something you get used to and make a part of your daily life. I know it's a nuisance but if you do it properly, you have a very good chance at a very long, almost normal, life. I know you feel like a freak, taking blood tests and injecting but get used to it. People who care about you will get used to it also and learn to be supportive. Anyone who isn't supportive doesn't really care about you and isn't worth your time anyway. Please don't be the kind of diabetic I was for many years; I didn't pay much attention to my blood sugar. Sure, I'd test occasionally and I'd even take my shots. But when my sugar hit 400 or 500, I'd say. 'oh, well' and grab another snack. Often, the only attention I paid to my diabetes was to say: 'I shouldn't eat that because I'm diabetic' then eat it anyway. This went on for nearly 20 years. I didn't care that I was losing sensation in my feet. I didn't care that my weight was dropping from 220 to 150. But in 1994, when I was 43 years old, I had a catastrophic stroke. I was left paralyzed on my left side for a while. Of course, this forced me to retire from my street department job. My retirement caused me to lose my job-related health insurance. Fortunately, I had the VA to fall back on. With a lot of hard work, I managed to get my left side back and I was thinking of finding another job. But my diabetes had another surprise for me. I still wasn't taking it seriously so it decided on another wake-up call. In 2004, I had a heart attack that actually killed me. Only heroic efforts by a team of exceptional paramedics revived me. Since then, I've been paying very close attention to my diabetes. My doctor at the VA recently started me on an insulin pump and it's much simpler than injections. You may be able to get onto a pump eventually and you might like it better than shots but you'll need to get more settled into the diabetic routine. Hang around here, make friends, ask questions, and by all means, listen to your doctor. You will find that nearly anyone here will be happy to assist you in any way we can. We care :)

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