Learning to Live with Diabetes

By supermandown Latest Reply 2010-08-14 21:44:57 -0500
Started 2010-08-14 05:07:02 -0500

It has been one week sense I have found out that I have type 2 Diabetes. Alot has happened in my house sense. I am learning to eat right. I am learning to shop right. I am learning what to eat at night and what not to eat at night because some things make me feel sick in the morning and some things don't. learning that I have been not eating right as I go through my refrigerator and cabnets to clear out all of the foods that are bad for me. I am set to see a Diabetic Educator on Tuesday to set up classes at Mercy hospital. So I can learn to count my carbs better and make weekly menu's and I am sure to learn about my diabetes and how to control it better. This is a life changing experience. Excersize more walk more. I have also lost 8 pounds in the last week. I AM LEARNING TO LIVE WITH DIABETES.

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supermandown 2010-08-14 18:28:14 -0500 Report

Thank you and yes I do realize that this is only a week into a life learning lesson. I can only do one or the other. Positive or Negitive. I have alway's been a positive type of person so doing is it. There is no other choice. I am so glad that I too found this sight and making new friends who understand. I have already learned alot just from this site. Thank you all for your awsome comments and I am in here for the long hall. I will post everything that I learn through ther diabetic classes so thoughs who need to know will also know untill they are in there own classes.

Thank you all.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-08-14 12:29:43 -0500 Report

Happy day,
Praise God for your obidence (which is a form of Prasie 2 God). It's wonderful to hear that you have lost weight & good to see that you are controling your diabetes & not letting it control you. You are also being obident by going thru your cabinets & taking out all that is not good for the whole family. You are really building up your timber in the name of Jesus. I know whomever you are blessing w/the food items that you no longer need is very gratful. To God be the glory for the things He has done is doing & will do. I will be standing on the wall for you concerning this journey in the name of Jesus.

Know this that God has a plan for you says the Lord plans for welfare & not for evil to give you a future & a hope. Remember that you are highly favored in the name of Jesus. One of His promises is that He will never leave nor forsake you all to the end of time. Be blessed & keep hanging out w/us here you will recieve love advice & a whole lot of ((((HUGS)))).

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

realsis77 2010-08-14 11:13:46 -0500 Report

Its been about a month that I learned I have diabetes. I so know how your feeling! I just got my educator also. Good luck on your journey! Were all in this together! This is a great site keep coming back. These people are wonderful here its like a family!

monkeymama 2010-08-14 10:59:55 -0500 Report

I am so happy to hear you lost some weight already. Sad to say, some do not realize their unhealthy eating habits until something does happen. I applaud you for going through your food at home. It was very surprising what I was doing when I finally did it in our house. I felt a shamed but grateful in the end I did go through our food. You are on the right track…keep up the great attitude and I am glad you are taking the bull by the horns with your diabetes. You will learn a lot of great things from your educator as well. Bring paper and a pen with you. Don't be afraid to ask questions while you are there either. Sometimes there is so much information, that bringing a notebook/paper and a pen to jot some things down, you can later refer back. You can do this…and you will do this. Having a positive attitude and passion to change is a key element to success. Just remember two things here: 1) celebrate you successes and accomplishments to do make. 2) if you are having a bad BG or bad day with your diabetes, get right back up, learn, and move forward. Don't allow a bad BG or bad day bring yourself down. You are going to have good days and bad. It is all in how you handle if there after. Good luck on Tuesday and I wish you all the best of luck.

RAYT721 2010-08-14 08:44:33 -0500 Report

Congratulations! You hare already made progress with the weight loss but you've also started to take the right steps in the right direction for management. I am interested to learn of the things that you're taught with your Diabetic Educator. Diabetes is a lifelong condition so your positive attitude will yield positive results. It is possible to live with diabetes for a long, long time but only by doing what needs to be done in regards to your mind, body and soul. Please keep us in the loop on your successes, the good and bad, and please realize that you are among friends here. You've come a long way in only a week so I am pleased to hear of your determination. Keep on truckin'!!!

Hinboyz3 2010-08-14 07:58:02 -0500 Report

I truly understand just what your going thru, because I went thru the samethings when I found out for my 45th birthday last October that I too am type 2. It caught me from out of left field, and I was scard and very uneasy about it until I stumbled onto this sight, and what a difference. It was like everyone here held my hand and told me on my good days and low days that everything would be ok. Im exercising all the time riding my bike for miles and I truly enjoy it now, but not at first. Exercise ugh!!! But now Im enjoying the benefits of how I look from losing soo much weight and feeling so much better health wise too. Just continue to do all the things your doing cause they are all the right things to do for you. Its not about anyone else just you, so you can add more years onto you life. So hand in thier , and we can all hold hands cause we are all in this together.

alanbossman 2010-08-14 07:22:09 -0500 Report

No matter how long you have been a diabetic we all are still learning about being diabetic. Supermandown you are on the right track keep it up

Kaiyle 2010-08-14 05:53:15 -0500 Report

I, too, am still learning about what things that raises my blood sugar and what things that don't. I enjoyed my diabetic classes immensely. We had great feedback in class, and I made sure I asked every question that was on my mind, and I got each one answered with practical and applicable information. We were given opportunities to express our emotions about having the disease. When the classes ended, I came out with an educational foundation to build upon with continual learning processes of this disease. I also came out confident with a positive attitude and determination to stay on top of this disease. You're going to feel so much better about things after attending your diabetic classes. Congratulations on your weight loss!!! With beginning your classes, you've already gotten a good start by making your kitchen diabetic friendly, as well as losing weight. We've got to keep the fight going, our lives depend on it!!!