mr. poopy meany pants
By mr. poopy meany pants Latest Reply 2010-11-30 11:15:45 -0600
Started 2010-10-28 00:37:52 -0500

i am so scared of having this thing. is anyone else scared?

7 replies

realsis77 2010-10-28 10:19:25 -0500 Report

I Think were all scared . That's Why we all try to take care of our self and take our insulin and meds.also we watch our diets. Yes, this is a scarey disease.

CaliKo 2010-10-28 09:47:47 -0500 Report

I was scared when I learned about the complications. Once I got my numbers under control, the fear eased up a lot. Knowledge and hard work are key. You can do it, just take control and learn all you can. Good Luck.

33dave 2010-11-30 11:15:45 -0600 Report

Being scared isn't a bad thing. Not reacting is a bad thing. You will always have times when it doesn't make any sense to you. You can do everything right and the numbers are high. Just remember it is ONLY a number. You will soon learn what causes some of the high results. Stress is a huge factor on me and my readings. I would be around 100 before going to court to testift and over 300 when I was done. Being anxious causes that with me. I adjust prior to going to court and it works much better,.We are all different, but in the same race. Having a good support network helps a lot. Having a great doctor makes all the difference, if you don't have a great doctor keep searching until you find one. LISTEN to your doctor.

alanbossman 2010-10-28 09:44:30 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC Family, for some yes it is scary thing to have diabetes,but you can control it and take the scary out of diabetes and live a long life. Check all the sites about diabetes and learn about it. The more you know about diabetes and how it works the less you be scared. Also talking here to people who have diabetes will help also

GabbyPA 2010-10-28 09:24:39 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome to the community. First I have to say that you win the award for the most humorous screen name. I just laughed when I read it.

Second, we all get scared at certain points in dealing with the disease. It is a life changing event and change is always a bit frightening. What we have to learn to do is embrace change. Learn to love it and see it as a winding path full of surprises. Some will be scary, but more of them will be wonderful "ah-ha" moments. Kind of like a roller coaster ride. The anticipation of going slowly up that hill, knowing there is a drop on the other side builds the anxiety. But once you are over it and on your way down, the exhilaration kicks in and when you realize it didn't kill you, you look forward to the next one.

It's great that you have come to the site. There are lots of members here who can help you through the frightening times and get you to move on past that. It might take a while, and that's okay. Just always try to move forward and you will find that knowledge will take away a lot of the fear and build your confidence. We are all here for you.

Guardianstone 2010-10-28 03:52:50 -0500 Report

I know everyone of us is afraid of something.But, that is not what you mean.
You have gone through a trumatic fact of life. Diabetis untreated, both the mental as well as the physical body will eventually kill us. But so does old age. There is a million trillion ways that we exit this world. We just have a bit more to do to get to a calmer less scarry way to help ourselves.
Don't worry, you have found a new family. We can listen, talk, laugh, giggle, cry, vent, and heal our souls.
I can say this because I have been here only a short time, and I have been helped. When I found this site I was one step beyond hope, two steps beyond trusting another 'free offer'. Three steps beyond fear and panic. And four steps from just running away, finding a cave and slowly allowing starvation, dehydration and freezing to take me.
I wanted to hide, 'I KNEW IT WAS MY FAULT.'
I had been married o 2 diabetics, and they were killing themselves with donuts, drugs, booze, and destructive behavior. What did I have to live for? I had been an evil person, I was going to hell.
I had caused my disease.
My intellagent brain told me I was wrong. Nothing I did caused this. My ruling brain said I was going to burn. Wasn't that what the preacher said at my Grandmothers funeral? I was EVIL.
I found help here.
IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. It's not the doctors fault. (many would argue.) Noone that counts will say this. That is important to remember. NO ONE WHO COUNTS. You will succede. You are strong. You have people to talk to. You need a few (((H)))s. They are vertual hugs. they say some one cares. You are worth caring about.
Take a deep breath and calm yourself.
And . . . oh by the way . . . Welcome.
Rants allowed, but not tollerated every day. We expect a smile. (or at least a weak grin) I'll quit being the big bad wolf and be the 'mad catter' (Gabby gave me that nickname) Till Holloween.
Guardian stone

Guardianstone 2010-10-28 04:00:46 -0500 Report

Don't fear the reeper. Be one of the ones that gives it the last great act of defiance.
Thumbs up (or maybe that middle finger) . . . then there is . . . Smile it keeps them nervous. (Nerviousssss Elk)
;~D ;~p (((H)))z hugzzzz
Guardian stone
Call if you need to talk. I'm nvtz nuts.