To Do Nothing ....

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-01-24 20:14:17 -0600
Started 2011-01-24 10:09:11 -0600

You cannot wish away diabetes, nor can you ignore it forever without suffering from one, or more of the complications that can occur as a result of having diabetes.

There is a saying that says, "What you don't know, can't hurt you."

That may be true in some cases, but not when it comes to diabetes, with diabetes the more that you know, the more that you do, and the sooner that you do it consistently, the better off you will be!

It's easy to put off dealing with your diabetes until "tomorrow" yet diabetes doesn't put off damaging your body, and it's not going to do it later today, it started doing its damage to you, "yesterday."

By the time that you are diagnosed with diabetes, you are behind in the race!

Take the time out to learn all that you can about diabetes and the methods that are used to control it.

Visit your doctor, do whatever is required of you, and most importantly document your results daily, by doing so you will be providing yourself with visual proof that will help to motivate you to new heights in managing your diabetes.

So don't just sit there doing nothing …
Take control!


4 replies

dwighthar 2011-01-24 20:14:17 -0600 Report

What is the secret to control? is it just good old fasion dicipline, it feels like turture when you have every one in the family eating pasta, pizza, ice cream, i just want to give myself an extra dose of humolog and party with the food too, is this insane, after fighting with food for the last 12 yrs, i am looking for a new direction? thanks

petals 2011-01-24 13:26:45 -0600 Report

Amen!! Mays you always have such good post and they make you think. Control is a must for all of us diabetics.

Danni-the-diabetic 2011-01-24 11:39:28 -0600 Report

Couldn't agree more! That was me. If I didn't think about it or talk about it, than it did't exist. It's like how people think, "That'll never happen to me. . ." Well crap, I had a lot of stuff happen to me that I never thought would due to uncontrolled sugars.
Stick with a physician you can trust and who cares enough to stay on top of you. You can't say, "I'll start after the weekend or tomorrow. . .", it's not like starting a diet to try to lose weight, it's about saving your body. The longer you hold it off, the more your body is getting damaged every day…even if you don't see it or feel it right then, it'll show up, even if it's much later. And if you're like I was, saying "I don't care about myself", you will care again one day and thats when the damage will start showing itself.
Do what Mays says, Take control - it's one thing we as diabetics can do for ourselves.

realsis77 2011-01-24 10:53:31 -0600 Report

Sooo true mays! Also get a treatment plan that works for you know your options! Don't just suffer if your treatment plan isn't working. I've heard many people saying there treatment isn't working for them. This is where we must be pro active in our own treatments and keep a close realationship with our doctor! The doctors are more than happy to change treatment plans to something that does work! With me I've gotton my plan changed several times and now I have a working treatment plan that fits me and my numbers have been great! I can't stress enough if its not working , change it! Don't just continue on with a plan that's not working! I feel soo much better now that I have my personal treatment plan and my insulin doses adjusted to fit me! Communcation with your doctor is the key! Be an active part of your own treatment and you won't be sorry! Don't settle for something that dosent work for you! But you must do the leg work and doctors are not mind readers so keep the comuncation open and discuss your options with your doctor! Do you agree mays?? Too many people are doing nothing and are stuck in a treatment plan that's just not working!