By Ani Latest Reply 2008-09-20 13:10:11 -0500
Started 2008-09-10 07:13:40 -0500

Is it just me or do we all sometimes fear that we will never get better.
I dont know about you but sometimes fear is our bigest problem. Think about it but what is it that holds us back from trying knew things. Whether its a new diet a different form of excersice a different way of cooking. Ask youself why you stop yourself.
We need to get out of our comfort zone.

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sisson 2008-09-20 13:10:11 -0500 Report

I know what you mean! My bigest fear was that I would have to use insilin and ater 13 year's it finly cought up with me! As of Friday I have been on it a week so far I have seen my sugar's go down alot! But the thing that has help me out the most is this site! I'm trying to do my best with my new diet and it's hard for me to get up the will power which I depereatly need. Penny

Muffin - 22704
Muffin - 22704 2008-09-20 12:24:47 -0500 Report

My boyfriend, who is 56 was just diagnosed with Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and cirrosis of the liver..Although he has never lived a healthy lifestyle and is overweight,he has never had a complication until now. He was a serious weight lifter for many years, so had much muscle mass until he had to stop lifting due to a knee injury..then came the fat..He doesn't have a clue how to eat healthy, what to eat, and does not like many healthy choices..We are both scared to death at this point..

GabbyPA 2008-09-20 13:06:00 -0500 Report

There is tons of help for you here for that. Try some of the recipes, there are some really good ones. Eating healthy doesn't mean it has to taste like cardboard. I have actually discovered a lot of great flavors now that I am trying to keep more raw, natural, unprocessed foods in the house. Just do it one step at a time. Sneak it the good stuff and before you know it, you will both be on your way.

Goddess 2008-09-20 03:02:18 -0500 Report

What I fear most is dying and nobody finding me for days. I live alone. Don't have any friends and no family close.

GabbyPA 2008-09-20 04:57:27 -0500 Report

Have you thought of attending some support groups locally? Or even starting one? Shoot, take up a new hobby where you get out and make friends. I hate to see you all alone when you have so many people here who care. You can have the same thing in your town.

Goddess 2008-09-20 05:10:52 -0500 Report

I know I need to but it's hard wit hardly any transportation.

GabbyPA 2008-09-20 05:14:57 -0500 Report

Perhaps you could open your home up to a group? Once you have people coming you will find the ones who live close and that won't be such an issue. You can do things together then.

GabbyPA 2008-09-20 05:30:46 -0500 Report

If JP is on your friend's list talke to her. I think she has done something like that.
We have not done it yet, but we want to do a canning party. We have some people intersted in that.
Maybe you could hook up with your local hospital and put a flyer out saying that you want to start a group and have people call. Everyone can bring a little piece of something to share like a helpful hint, a favorite recipe, a website that works for them...anything to get them interested. It might take a while and you have to get it out there where people will see it. Sometimes the papers will allow free ads for things like that.

Ol Sarge
Ol Sarge 2008-09-20 11:36:51 -0500 Report

Before my mother died, she would fall down a lot. I would make my normal weekend call to find out how she was doing and she would be on the floor. Here I am in Columbus, Ga and she was in Brooklyn, NY. So I I activated the family alert roster. I called my daughter in Atlanta. She texted my nephew in Queens, NY. He got the key from his mother and went to help her. THere is no such thing as having no one. Find a freind you can trust and give them a key. They don't have to come over every day. If they don't see you for a few days stop over and check. Also ask if you can give their number to your family members. That way if something happens they can call your freind to check on you. Your not alone

GabbyPA 2008-09-20 01:58:45 -0500 Report

You hit it on the head. Fear should not paralyize us into inaction. We need to be facing those fears and not adding future panic to the mix. Fear of not being here for my family is what finally pushed me into doing what I need to be doing, the best I can. I am a no bars hold kind of person in this regard. I will experiment with things that I believe will have a benifit to my longer life without compliations. I try to be smart about it, but sometimes you just have to follow your gut feeling. I guess I kind of look at it this way. What I have (type 2) is going to kill me, so why would I not try to do what I can to slow down the inevidable? My challenge is continually kicking it up a notch.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-09-11 05:00:06 -0500 Report

Yes fear that we are never going to get better, we have a disease that will do all kinds of things to us if we don't face that fear, sometimes thet is a lot easier to say than do. there are so many other things going on in our lives that sometimes interfer with what we should be doing, god help us to get back on track.

Ol Sarge
Ol Sarge 2008-09-10 08:30:34 -0500 Report

Your right it is our biggest problem if you let it. I recently lost my mother and father to diabetes. My grandmother went blind and my uncle lost his leg because of it. But I refuse to give in to that fear. Its whats drives me. I refuse to let that happen to me. I eat right and exercise with that thought in mind. I sleep with it at night and thankfully awake with it in the morning. It stops me from doing stupid things too. Like eating that pack of cookies when things are not going right.

Ani 2008-09-16 05:27:42 -0500 Report

I am sorry to hear about your parents to diabeties. I recently lost my greatgrandfather. He had type 2 diabeties however he did not die of that he died of old age. He lived with diabeties scince he was thirty years old and lived to be 95.

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