Sandra Missildine
By Sandra Missildine Latest Reply 2011-02-05 11:04:27 -0600
Started 2010-11-13 03:46:17 -0600

I was just diagnosed on November the second with type 2. I was hospitalized for three days not fun. I was given two different insulins, and two different pills. I was also told that I have been a diabetic for atleast three years, scary right I now. I am just Thankful that God has been watching over me all this time. I was wondering will I ever get use to giving myself shots? Everyone tells me to just do like a dart and I just can't do that yet. I mad at myself and xspecialy other peolpe that aren't diabetics that try and tell me how I need to do this and how I need to do that. I am trying the best I can give me a break. It is hard to follow a diet when I am feeling tempted and try talking to my husband hopeing he will help me thru it all he tells me is you better not. Sorry for going on and on I just have a lot on my mind about this stuff.

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Nonna2Three 2011-02-05 11:04:27 -0600 Report

I hope some of all this has gotten easier for you. I am still in the newlywed phase with mine - yep, I guess the honeymoon was over before it started - lol. And I hope you are use to giving yourself shots by now. I didn't have as much issue sticking the needle in myself as I expected I would, but then, my BG was so high the day I was diagnosed that I was afraid not to stick myself!

For me the hardest part so far has been the things I have have to give up - potatoes, rice, gravy and reducing my bread consumption. I am a very picky eater & for me my staples were meat & potatoes with bread & gravy. In fact I have been known to pass on dessert just to have more bread & gravy! And, before I retired I was going out to lunch with friends everyday and my trusted fallback option was always chicken fingers - yep, those nice, crusted batter, deep fried kind. Thank goodness I was forced into retirement 2 years ago by a force reduction because then I started eating most meals at home. And, while my diet was still very bad, it was certainly better than greasy chicken fingers 3 or 4 times a week.

But I am working real hard at learning to eat the better foods and I am truly hopeful that with a better diet & the exercise I am now working on incorporating into my life will bot h help me lose weight and hopefully one day be off the injections and as an added bonus, maybe be able to come of my Blood Pressure meds too.

My doctor started trying to get me to modify my diet when he put me on BP meds, but I was stubborn and figured if the meds controlled it life was still good. But the diagnosis of Diabetes? That scared me. Really scared me. All I could think was Diabetic coma. That thought is what makes me try harder to change my ways!

Post again and let us know if you are doing better with all this.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-13 13:55:57 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. The kind folks here (see replies below) have helped deconfuse some of my confusion. There are many other helpful people here who havn"t replied to you yet.
I think most of us here have felt the scary time. It helps to have people who understand the emotional aspects of this disease. The "you better not" and the "should you really be eating that" sometimes just don't cut it as support. I wish someone could just say if you eat that your BG will be perfectly fine. Not gonna happen though. So I have to trust my meter and remember to check if what I ate an hour or 2 ago really was a good choice. Maybe I better come up with a name for my constant companion, hmm…
…Okay back from derailed thought.
Trying your best is great. If others, who are merely onlookers, don't get it, don't let them get to you. Yesterday I caved in the face of 1 temptation. I stood firm to the others though. So far no one here as scolded me when ever I've mentioned a failing. We all know how hard the battle can be.

Harlen 2010-11-13 12:40:19 -0600 Report

Yes it is
Hello and welcome
It was over a yeat till I was able to get and keep my BS where it needs to be .
So just know that I dont know any oine that was able to swich from doing as we like to doing what we need too lol.
Your in for a treat as you get you BS better you will feel better lol
Best wishes

RAYT721 2010-11-13 08:14:55 -0600 Report

One thing that I have learned is that there is no sense in beating yourself up over yesterday. Focus on today and make a plan for the future. You have stumbled upon a most unique community here of strangers who will become friends. We will listen to you and truly understand what you have, are and will be going through. Let out whatever is on your mind, in your heart and within your soul and you'll find the motivation, education and inspiration. Yes, you will get used to giving yourself shots, testing and everything else that you will need to do for management. You will learn its importance. I can't help with the temptations that you'll have to skip exercise, eat the wrong things or do things you shouldn't. That's being human. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on track because you are worth the inconveniences to have a happy and productive longer life. Diabetes is a disease for which there's no cure but proper maintenance can give you hope. Make friends with yourself. Make peace with your condition. Do what you have to do. Keep us posted on your progress because you are among those who genuinely care for and about you. Welcome to our family/community!!!

alanbossman 2010-11-13 08:08:44 -0600 Report

HI Sandra and welcome to DC family when giving yourself shots find a way that is the most easiest for you i find slow and easy works good for me. dont worry you can vent here and time you want. please read all you can about diabetes it can do alot to ease you mind.

GENIVA1996 2010-11-13 07:24:50 -0600 Report

Hi my name is Geniva and I was just diagnosed 1 week ago. I am so scared because I don't know a lot about being a diabetic, but I feel a little better now that I found this website. It seems to be a great support system for people like me and everyone else. I am glad to hear you have a great support from your family. I have sent you a friends request because I think we need each other right now since we are going through the same thing. May God bless each and everyone of us.

learyll 2010-11-13 05:22:16 -0600 Report

I was just diagnosed on 11/9/10. I'm lucky though, my boss caught it, she saw the signs early and asked me to check my blood, then sent me on my way to the doctor. My family, which really loves me, is "spamming" me with information and like you I have a lot of people telling me what I can and can't do. To me, it is just like anything else in life, I take their word, research and come up with my own answers. We have a diagnosis, but it doesn't have to have us. We are not puppets to be mastered by everyone. We have doctor's, educator's and nutritionists to help us through, those are the words we should really take in.

This is really scary, but with a community to support us we can do it!