out of control

Aisha Peele
By Aisha Peele Latest Reply 2010-10-01 07:49:12 -0500
Started 2010-09-24 14:17:24 -0500

Hi Im a new member here and I have type 2 diabetes I am 31 years old and my sugars are out of control. I take my meds but my sugar levels are so out of wack. My diet is horrible I feel like I am so old. I hurt and ache all day I get extremely hot and irritable at times. I know I need to diet but I am having such a hard time doing that. Any suggestions?


14 replies

Butterflyfire
Butterflyfire 2010-09-30 08:17:37 -0500 Report

hi, being diagnosed with diabetes, you need to change your whole way of living, medication alone will never do the necessary; It took me so long to realize this fact, exercise is very helpful, also controlling the diet is crucial; but the most important thing is to accept being diabetic and be optimistic. you need some time to realize that this has became part of your life, you will learn how to live with it and you will be controlling it without even thinking of it; it will become automatic.
and don't be afraid to fail this control from time to time, we are humans and weak; the challenge is to restart again after each failure. good luck

Aisha Peele
Aisha Peele 2010-09-30 08:48:52 -0500 Report

thanks so much I think I am finally realizing that. But where do I begin

Butterflyfire
Butterflyfire 2010-10-01 03:56:50 -0500 Report

everything will come gradually; first of all you need to keep taking your medication exactly as you doctor prescribed them; and taking them everyday exactly the same time (this will help).
As i understood that you do not exercise at all (just like i used to be); for a start try to create activities that make you do some action; for example, i started to lose my car for small errands and walk, i put away my remote control and whenever i need to switch channels i have to walk to the tv; i try to work more at home cleaning, cooking … small things like that are very helpful at the beginning in order to reach later regular exercise.
As for the diet, you need to know what different foods affect sugars, and what is better to eat. in this site you can find the answers for this and of course you need to search and ask a lot, and we will be glad to help anything you need

Tracy J
Tracy J 2010-09-26 11:27:34 -0500 Report

Hello Sweetheart, I new to the community and I pray that I can be of encouragement to you. The real question was for me was I tired of being sick and tired of spanking my own go-go for leaning to my own understanding. Yes baby girl, you remind me of myself when I was diagnosed and still wanted to eat my favorite stuff and got out of control, my sugars. Girlfriend, GOD has brought me a mighty long ways. My sugar got so high one time that I should have been in a diabetic comma. It happened to be about 700 that day. I know it was not but the hand of JESUS that kept me and brought me out. It was hard for me too to stop, look and listen in order to live a much healthier life. GOD did it for me and HE will do it for you too. Do not be afraid to make a change for yourself dear because no one else will. I will continue to pray for us as a peopleb that we can do all things for our lives in JESUS' MIGHTY NAME. Be BLESSED Always.

Aisha Peele
Aisha Peele 2010-09-24 15:16:22 -0500 Report

thanks I have had diabetes for 8 years now, well I was diagnosed with it since 2002. I might have had it years before I will definently look into changing my diet.
thanks

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-24 14:27:12 -0500 Report

Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family!

You do not need to diet, you need to change your diet.
Counting carbs and monitoring what you eat according to your nutritional needs is the key.
It doesn't happen in a day, but rather over a course of days and weeks.
The following links may be of interest to you:

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/76...

Once again, "Welcome to the Family!"

~Mays~

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