given up

Oak Grove Apts
By Oak Grove Apts Latest Reply 2010-10-21 14:54:33 -0500
Started 2010-10-16 23:31:22 -0500

I haven't had diabetes too long, but already I'm feeling like I can't do this, it's too hard, but I know I have to. help!

7 replies

Antique-Dave 2010-10-21 14:54:33 -0500 Report

There is no one thing that will do it for you, but there is a hundred little things that make a difference, it took time for you to get where you are and you are not going to get control overnight.

It takes some time and time to learn and experiment, even if you make one little change a week after a year you made 52 changes in your life.

Eat whole grain not white, more veggies, more protein, less carbs just take the time to teach yourself some new ways to eat, exercize and in no time you'll start feeling the difference.

GabbyPA 2010-10-18 11:28:21 -0500 Report

Look for that light at the end of the tunnel. Set a small goal for yourself that you know you can attain. Keep focused on that and see what happens. Once you have achieved it, celebrate! Then set a new goal to keep you going in the right direction.

You will get tired, you will get frustrated, you will feel crummy...but you can also feel the opposite. You can feel accomplished when you go for your next A1c and find it dropped a few points. You can feel great to see that your healthy eating his making you feel energized. You can feel stronger as you find that your exercise is producing a new body for you.

If all that doesn't work,, just come on here and let the members support and encourage you!

realsis77 2010-10-17 12:51:00 -0500 Report

I was feeling like you are I think its normal for newly diagonsed. I recently got put on a new insulin called lantus. Its been a God send for me! Lantus has finally got my numbers in a normal range! I thought that would never happen. I was constantly strugling with terriably high numbers. Maybe talk to your doctor about adding a twenty four hour insulin like lantus to your treatment. Its made all the difference in the world for me. I'm not sure if you take insulin yet but it could be time to try something different.don't loose hope. There's something out there that will work. I feel sooooo much better being on insulin its like night and day! So think about it. Hang in there you can do it.

SkipT 2010-10-17 11:08:47 -0500 Report

I know I am not the most sympathetic member of this group, but you just have to buck up and do it. I have been doing this for 5 years now. Diabetes is one of the most controllable disease you can have. You can check you status anytime you feel like, and by adjusting your diet you can get things under control. My wife has MS. Now that is hard. She can only find out what is going on with her disease by have an MRI. She has to take interferon injections every other day. They leave marks on her and there is always the ever present possibility of having an attack. Nothing she can do to control it. There are many more serious diseases out there than diabetes. I feel fortunate that is all I have. It has actually made me face up to my shortcomings and get my life in order.

CaliKo 2010-10-19 09:39:19 -0500 Report

Hah. I have T2 and MS. Diagnosed 3 months apart. OK, maybe all that ice cream I ate while I was being tested for MS didn't help the developing T2, but its all history now. Do I get any sympathy, Skip? I'm smiling, I don't really need any today. Maybe later.

RockyMtnGal 2010-10-17 15:32:20 -0500 Report

I agree SkipT. One of the ways I deal is to keep perspective and concentrate on what I DO have and what I CAN control. Because in the end I'm not really looking forward to my son's wedding for the cake. ;)

Harlen 2010-10-17 08:03:48 -0500 Report

Good morning
You can do it ,It just takes time to get it all down.
I have benn on this ride for over five years and let me tell you it dose get better with time, I am T2 and on a pump that takes a lot of hard work to get the Doc's up here to give one to a T2.Give well 7500.00 just for the pump lol give lol
Well its up to you to do it no one can make you do it Your the only you there is so take the best care of her you can.
Best wishes