Hard time

By babygurlnfla Latest Reply 2008-09-10 21:06:43 -0500
Started 2008-09-03 15:33:43 -0500

Even thought I found out 3 years ago that I have diabetes, I am still having a hard time handling it, I get really drpressed somedays, I am starting to wonder if it will ever get any better

22 replies

midget 2008-09-10 21:06:43 -0500 Report

hello there. yes it will get better. it's something you have to get used to and then it's an everyday thing, to me it is, your the only one that will make it better is you, just take your time, you can do it.

patti 2008-09-10 06:01:12 -0500 Report

Hi Babygurl,
Hang in there it does get better. Talk to your docs, Like Gabby said it is trial and error on what foods work best for you and what your trigger foods are. Read through some of the discussions here there is great info on this site and a bunch of great people too! Good luck and let us know how it is going!

Dancehawk 2008-09-10 01:43:12 -0500 Report

Hi hun, yeah its not a easy road, but as many have said this site really helps, plus get one of us as a buddy, Sue is mine, last month we got word hubby might not have a job any longer come Jan, we just bought a place, and we really need his medical ins.
I crawled into a depression hole and Thank god Sue was there, plus the hurricane that just hit us really woke me up.
We can walk away from material things, what is most dear to us is our family, friends and most important us.
Stick with the folks here you will find allot of great friends.
and on off days come chat up a storm here.
hehehe it helps!


patti 2008-09-10 05:58:51 -0500 Report

Hey Catherine, hope you are ok from the hurricane I have friends from New Orleans staying with me, They will be here until Ike blows over. I am in the path for Ike after he hits land. so I m watching carefully also.

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-09-09 09:02:27 -0500 Report

I am going through that with my son, there are days where I think he has just given up…Then there are the days where he surprises me and does everything right…It is an adjustment for everyone. I get very sad at times, knowing my son has this going on in his life…I pray alot…I will keep you in my prayers to. Good Luck and make the right choices for your health…

Ani 2008-09-08 08:35:05 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed seven years ago and it is still hard for me to adjust. There have been times were I wont care and I do stuff I later regret. Like I give in and I eat something Im not soposed to and then I regret it. It is not That I dont want to be healthy its that I dont want to gove up my favorite types of food.

GabbyPA 2008-09-08 12:09:22 -0500 Report

I just went thru that this week. I was doing all the right things while away from home but my numbers were still out of wack. I avoided all the yummy temptations at the Food Trade Show I was at. I worked hard to make sure my salad and veggies were being my meals and still my numbers were high. I was so frustrated, I ate Chineese food the last night I was there. Rice, and eggroll...guess what. My numbers dropped. Go figure. BUT what that caused was a second day of carb cravings...so today I paid for my negative thinking.

Tomorrow is a new day with a new set of numbers. So yes, I totally understand. The thing is that I reckognize it, I can stop it, and I can take back control.

caspersmama 2008-09-09 03:39:12 -0500 Report

I too am struggling. I am slowly getting contol. I am on insulin 2 times a day and 2 different pills a day. But right now my problem is morning highs. I was told by my doctor to eat a little before going to bed and I do that, A 1/2 peanut butter sandwich or apple and a piece of cheese. But sugars are still high in the morning. But they were high when I did not eat anything. So anyone have a suggetion or has this happened to others?

GabbyPA 2008-09-09 05:01:23 -0500 Report

Keep experimenting with nite time snack. It sounds like you are getting to much carb in there, with fruit and bread...maybe drop one of them.
My nite time snack is 1/2 of homemade vanilla icecream (yep) but it has to have some nuts like walnuts on it to work. I tried the cracker and cheese, celery and peanutbutter, nothing at all, a glucerna snack bar...the list goes on. So it might be something you don't expect. Keep trying until you find something that helps. The other thing that I do is test the same time in the morning...I suffer from Dawn Phenomenon too, and that has helped me a lot. Do it as early as you can.

Ani 2008-09-09 05:16:23 -0500 Report

If you read the labes on the penutbuter you will see that eventhough it does not have that much sugar it does have more carbs. And at night is when you should avoid the carbs go for the string chese or something lighter.

Ani 2008-09-09 05:09:35 -0500 Report

It is hard to not eat certain foods. I eat healthy foods and my sugar is high. I dont get it i avoid all the foods with high sugar and carbs but when I have something with regular suger my sugar goes down pretty fast. I dont get it.

GabbyPA 2008-09-08 04:50:30 -0500 Report

I know it can be a struggle to control your moods when you feel like the battle is bigger than you can deal with. We get worn out with our "limitations" and "no-no lists". Just remember, there is a whole army here, and we have your back!
I floundered when I first found I had diabetes. I knew I needed to change things, but I only had old information to go on that was passed down to me from my mom. Then I found this site and my mind was opened up to enormous possibilities, thoughtful advice and great friendships.
Like John said, making good choices one day at a time is what helps me so much. I know if I choose a good breakfast, my day goes easier. If I choose to do my exercise, then I feel better, and if I have numbers that are not in my goal range, I know tomorrow I get another chance to make a better choice.
A positive attitude is my saving grace, but on days when that balck cloud swoops in, I spend a little extra time here...where my friends always make me feel better.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-09-08 04:35:03 -0500 Report

One of the interesting things about blood sugars is how they can have such an impact on how you feel. And this can easily cross over from a physical feeling to an emotional feeling.

I've observed in my son that high blood sugars make him short-tempered and irritable. If you're struggling to bring down your numbers, I'm sure you just feel BLAH all the time.

But the good news is that as soon as your numbers start coming down, you'll feel soooo much better. Listen to your doctor and learn from the great people here. Don't settle for medications or treatment plans that don't get results. If something's not working, make sure you're speaking up and asking for something that will work.

And most of all, keep at it. One healthy choice at a time is how it will happen.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-09-08 02:28:00 -0500 Report

I found out about the same time you did, but ignored it because I had to many things going on, only to find out that ignoring it, was causing more harm, Yes we all get depressed at times, but if you continue with this site, and the advice and the encouragement of members like Morris.jswe can all learn to inprove our daily lives, I am hoping to get to the point that I am taking less Med and not taking insulinI was 12.4 now 7.7 so I'm seeing improvment. ask for help, it is out there and it is freely given by people who care

morris.js 2008-09-03 23:04:34 -0500 Report

Hi, I've been type 2 for over 14 years, and have gone from using 6 oral meds and an insulin pump, to now just taking 2 oral meds and no insulin. Yes, it is an ongoing battle that you face, but it is one you can win. Our bodies continue to change, so we must conti ue to change our treatment plans along with it, but you will in time figure out what you need to do to get things in good control.
Just remember, you are not alone, there are all of us right here to help you on those bad days, as well as rejoice with you on your successes.
All your friends for "Life",

ldybugg47 2008-09-03 23:53:49 -0500 Report

How did you get from 6 pills and a pump ?
How do the doctors tell? Is it your numbers or what? Thanks.

morris.js 2008-09-04 01:16:32 -0500 Report

Yes, my A1c was originaly 12.3, now it is down to 6.5, so that is how they know I'm getting control. I've lost over 100 pounds, eat 5 or 6 small meals a day, and am also very active with Tae Kwon Do and hiking. All those things combined have helped me to get better control with less meds. My goal like everyone here is to get off meds entirely if possible.

CALpumper 2008-09-09 05:17:08 -0500 Report


You never cease to amaze me with your responses. Your zest for life and health is just so great!!!

But be careful now, I would LOVE to get off my meds BUT my only meds: insulin.

Ahhh, those pesky T1s. I tell ya, what is their deal?! ha ha. My pancreas no produce that vital hormone so I will always need it. Just had to reply, don't take offense, I just wanted to point out that while there are Many more people out there with T2 us T1s are here too…and we struggle just the same.

23 years and somehow still goin'! Here's to LIFE!

morris.js 2008-09-09 08:51:44 -0500 Report

I apologize, I certainly do not mean to forget about all the T1's. I guess in my enthusiasm I do forget…LOL
I know you can never get off your insulin, and there is a good possibility I won't ever get off my oral meds either. But, that does not mean I'm going to quit trying. My A1c just came in the mail today and it went from 6.5 to 6.1, so I'm still making progress.
I don't think I ever told you how much I enjoy all your input on the discussions. If I didn't I apologize for that too.
You are a true inspiration to all of us here!

CALpumper 2008-09-10 14:20:16 -0500 Report

Ha ha! You crack me up. Thank you for you, YOU inspire me and SO many on this site!!!

I know you did not forget, I was just giving you a hard time. ;-)

Your enthusiasm and determination is just great. If you want to get off the meds, You Will!

WOO HOO, ROCK ON with the A1c!!!! Whoa!!! That is SO awesome!!!

And thank you SO much. I don't mean to or feel even remotely like an inspiration. But I sincerely appreciate your comment. Thank you, really.


Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-03 22:57:54 -0500 Report

Boy I have had diabetes over 40 years and I still have hardtimes too!!!! But wiith the help of this site and seeing other people going through things I'm going thru and always helping me get by, I want to help people with things they are going, even if its lending an ear or some kind words. Its always nice to know someone cares when you think you are the only one going thru these days by yourself. Keep your chin up…

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