The Uknown

By KitKatt93 Latest Reply 2010-11-25 08:50:50 -0600
Started 2010-08-17 01:19:42 -0500

Hi everybody. I learned a lot here for my sister. I made some great friends from here. I was looking at the topics of the discussions and a lot of you are doing great and seem so happy. That's great. I learned here that your whole body can be effected by diabetes and thats why you have to take care of your bodies. But what if you get sick or something bad happens and its not related to diabetes and than you see that you have spent all this time and energy on taking medicines and counting your food and in the end it doesnt matter all the time because something random can come and effect you more than you ever thought diabetes could. Than what? Don't waste all the time you have on this thing. Dont let it control all your time and worries because what you should worry about isnt diabetes but the unknown. It can sneak up on you any time, anywhere not matter who you are or how young or old you are. It can hurt your lungs and heart and kill you.
Be good to your body but watch out of the unknow and the unexpected. Live a little and dont let your disease become who you are.


25 replies

KitKatt93 2010-11-24 22:00:16 -0600 Report

Hi. This is late but thankyou everybody for the support and encouragement i just read from everyone. And thankyou Pam for breaking that to everyone.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-08-21 16:14:06 -0500 Report

Hang in there, Katt. You have certainly been a great example of what a young person can do to help those who can't help themselves.

We'll be thinking of you. All the best to you and your family.


Pamiekae 2010-08-21 15:14:38 -0500 Report

Just wanted to update you all on Katt and how she is doing. She and I talk and text daily on the phone. She still is having trouble accepting that Kylie is gone. But she has started back to school and doing her best to concentrate on that instead of dwelling 24/7 on her loss. I'm hoping by having school to occupy her thoughts that time will do the rest and heal the wound caused by Kylie's passing. Katt has gone through quite a bit in the last couple of months that I can not mention so that I don't betray her privacy, but Kylies passing was for her the straw that almost broke her. I know she doesn't feel ready to hear from people any sort of acknowledgement of Kylies death, but I think hearing from all of you will help her accept and understand that her own life has not ended with Kylies and that she has a wonderful future ahead of her if she will only let herself have it.

Roy531 2010-08-21 15:46:47 -0500 Report

I'm glad you are such a good friend for her. I have talked with her in texting on the phone and email, and I know what she has gone through. Haven't talk with her for a while. Thank You for the update. Let her know she is still in my prayers.


GabbyPA 2010-08-21 22:28:29 -0500 Report

Yes, please send her our love and thoughts. I worry that guilt will over run her, so please give her comfort in that, won't you.

Kaiyle 2010-08-21 07:06:08 -0500 Report

Katt, you and your family are in all of our thoughts and prayers.

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled: By Helen Steiner Rice

Whenever I am troubled
and lost in deep despair
I bundle all my troubles up
and go to God in prayer . . .

I tell Him I am heartsick
and lost and lonely, too,
That my mind is deeply burdened
and I don't know what to do . . .

But I know He stilled the tempest
and calmed the angry sea
And I humbly ask if in His love
He'll do the same for me . . .

And then I just keep QUIET
and think only thoughts of PEACE
And if I abide in STILLNESS
my "restless murmurings" cease.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-08-20 00:35:24 -0500 Report

Happy day,
I enjoyed reading your write up, if we all can stop think listen & give thanks to God then we will be able to grasp a few simple things. The past is gone (been there done that), the future we really can't prepare for it (because we are not promise the next second), & the present is just what it is a Gift from God. We are to enjoy life live it to the fullest, & remember that only God & ea. individual have control over there time & life. Be blessed & know that you are favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

Richard157 2010-08-19 10:26:17 -0500 Report

Katt, you are a wonderful young lady and you were a fantastic caretaker for Kylie. You should feel very good about being there and caring for her. This unrelated complication has taken her away, and I am so sorry about that. Now you should concentrate on yourself, school and your future. You have a very wonderful future ahead of you!

Please keep in touch. Let us know how you are doing and let us help you through this difficult time in your life.


MAYS 2010-08-20 21:47:59 -0500 Report

We as a community echo your words of wisdom and support, for Katt.


Danni-the-diabetic 2010-08-17 23:10:22 -0500 Report

Hey Katt, from just reading your discussion I understand completely and agree with what you are saying. When we focus on our diabetes or something else just as big it's easy to miss the little things that can be wrong…or even right sometimes.
Katt, you know that I am here for you whenever you need me. I know you are hurting, and I wish that I had the right words or a magic wand to make your world better. I don't have any of that sweety, but I am your friend and I love you, and I am here for you whenever you need to yell, scream, a shoulder to cry on or just an ear to listen.
I love you sweety.

Pamiekae 2010-08-17 22:07:57 -0500 Report

Just to let everyone know, Kylie did pass away a week ago last Thursday. Katt is having some trouble dealing with her death at the moment and asks that she not be sent any emails acknowledging her death at the moment. She does wish me to extend her thanks for all the support and frienship that all of you have given to her this past year.

jayabee52 2010-08-19 17:45:10 -0500 Report

Thanks for letting us know Pammie. I was on the verge of sending an email to Katt when I saw this. I am certainly sorry to hear of Kylie's passing.

GabbyPA 2010-08-21 08:59:20 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for letting us know. I am so sorry about that and my heart goes out to Katt and her family. This breaks me heart.

MAYS 2010-08-17 21:56:13 -0500 Report


Some questions can never be answered, no matter how much we desire to, or need to know, in our need to know, we sometimes create more questions, thereby pushing the answer further away out of reach of our grasp.

Constant interjection of the word \ question "why," coupled with our ability to remember, hampers the healing process that we are all granted with, time.

Life is the greatest gift that can ever be given, and within that, a smile.
I believe that you know exactly what I mean.

Take very good care of yourself.

GabbyPA 2010-08-17 21:07:16 -0500 Report

Did something happen to Kaylie? I do understand your message, but it popped up a little red flag. Is everything okay?

RAYT721 2010-08-17 17:27:46 -0500 Report

Good points… good attitude!!!

Side note: You may not know this but I've missed you and thought about you often. Hope all is well.

monkeymama 2010-08-17 10:42:28 -0500 Report

Hello there KitKatt! i see much of where you are coming from here. I sometimes feel this way when I get sick and more issues arise. Yet, I've been learning that it is a matter of picking yourself up and rising above this emotionally, mentally, and physically. If we allowed ourselves to be brought down when we are sick or more medically develops, than we are allowing our diabetes to still take the best of us away. We are all going to have good times and bad times with our diabetes. Thinking about the unknown is also stress enough and can cause rises in our BG. We should live our lives day by day and one step at a time. I mean I am sick right now with a BAD sinus infection and it spread into my lungs. It does feel discouraging and upseting when my BG goes up. Looking back at ALL of my hard work I hauled to get to when I am right now. BUT, I can not allow this to over take me and my battle with my diabetes. I work with my wonderful medical team, follow every bit of directions I am suppose, monitor closely & adjust as need with my BG, and move forward in getting better. I try to remind myself I can do this and I will do this. I will rise above this and get better. Yes, there are times where this seems easier said than done. I fully understand this fact. I live my life to the fullest I Know I can. I teach my children that have life threatening diseases they can do this too. I teach them not to dwell, face-it, adjust, and move forward. This has really helped ALL of us cope with things in life. As my wise dad reminds me, "all things are possible if you just believe and have faith…". I use this motivator in everything I do in life. It's not candy coating or anything (believe I hate candy coating, I am a very straight forward person). It is reality!!! Something I learned from my counselor is; If I allowed myself to worry about the "what if's" and that, than I am taking away and losing out on a lot of wonderful things that are in front of me. Deal and cope with things as they come/happen. I see a lot of point she has made here. Be good, live strong, and believe… Sorry if I seemed like I was rambling here.

Roy531 2010-08-17 08:27:27 -0500 Report

Yes the unknown can be dangerous. I have had 2 allergic reactions to meds I have been taking for years. It is amazing how you are taking a prescription and get to the last pill and it tries to kill you. I almost died twice because of anaphylatic shock, I don't have mild reactions. You have to be aware of the signs, swelling of the tongue, lips, face difficulty breathing,palms itching, and I sure there is more. Just lucky I got to the hospital in time for them to treat me, it is dangerous but you cannot foresee this happening and not knowing when it can happen it cannot be prevented. But too we have to take care of our diabetes no matter what else happens. Good to see you and I understand.


Roy531 2010-08-17 08:02:51 -0500 Report

Yes the unknown can be bad, I have had 2 allergic reactions to meds I have been taking for years and almost died both times. Appartently I don't have mild reactions but the full blown anaphylatic shock. It is amazing how you can be taking a certain prescription and get to the last pill in the bottle and it tries to kill you. Diabetic or not this can happen. You just have to be aware of the signs of it happening. Sweeling of the lips, throat, itching if the palms of your hands, tongue swelling. I'm sure there is more but can tell you this, it isn't pleasant.


MAYS 2010-08-17 03:58:48 -0500 Report

Welcome back, my point exactly, live your life !

Diabetes (if you have it) should just be dealt with, you do what you must do, because you must, and you move on, daily, it's a daily part of your routine towards survival, just as much as eating, sleeping and breathing, the only difference is this, it requires more maintenance second only to eating.

Any disease, illness or discomfort will bother you, and it will chip away at your mental "well being," the key to maintaining your "sanity" is this:
"YOU" must rejuvenate yourself daily!

Easier said than done, no one method will work for everyone, nor will it work consistently for you, outside sources of comfort such as therapy, group sessions or something as simple as a walk, music or prayer may suffice.
The choices are endless and sometimes (temporarily) non existent!

Your discussion is a wise one, filled with many complexities the further that it is explored, but in truth, sometimes, so is life itself.

My advice to you is this, love yourself, live your life, avoid or discard negative people and such, yet make sure that you watch the sunset at the end of each day, the best philosophers of life take into consideration ALL that they have seen at the end of the day, rather than during the course of a day, if they find that they have no answers, the natural process of sleep takes it's course, thereby ending the day today, and preparing them for a "new day" tomorrow.

Live your life, daily.


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