By ramjet388 Latest Reply 2011-02-02 22:06:39 -0600
Started 2011-02-01 18:23:03 -0600

I'm getting sick and tiered of living this way. between 6 - 10 shots a day. A hand full of pills. "Lose weight and you can stop some of the meds.
i've lost about a 100 lbs. in the past year. If anything, I've gained more meds. Why can't they find a cure?

7 replies

Type1Lou 2011-02-02 12:14:02 -0600 Report

Time for tough-love! Be happy that medical progress has enabled you to LIVE THIS WAY! The insulins, meds, foods and tools that we have now make it a lot easier to deal with Diabetes than when my Dad was diagnosed in 1952. While it is true that none of us LIKE having this disease, we have CHOICES that can help us better manage our conditions and avoid those nasty complications. Whether we CHOOSE to do so is entirely up to us. If we CHOOSE to not take our meds, to not eat properly, to not exercise, we are inviting trouble, complications, and ultimately death. I was sorry to read about the death of your wife and cannot imagine your grief. Have you checked out Diabetes Support groups in your area? They could be helpful to you for contact with others who are dealing with much of the same Diabetes issues. Have you thought about doing some volunteer work? It would give you another perspective, make you feel better about yourself by helping others less fortunate, and give you the opportunity to meet others as well. You have within you the power to improve your condition and make the right choices.

GabbyPA 2011-02-02 22:06:39 -0600 Report

It is a matter of perspective. We all have a different one and it is good to hear that we are in a better place than those before us, even if we don't feel that way.

EJMac 2011-02-02 11:21:31 -0600 Report

Boy do I know what you are talking about. I take about 20 pills a day and now have been put on insulin. None of the pills are for the diabetes except maybe the BP meds. Just came off a 6 month "don't give a damn" and now I hear my kidneys aren't working the best. It got me motivated again. I swore I'd never take insulinm but it seems to be keeping the BS in control and I do feel better than I have in many years. Hang in there. If you feel like throwing a fit, just don't let it take 6 mos to get back on track. Take care.

GabbyPA 2011-02-02 08:55:53 -0600 Report

We all get to this point and some of us hang out there longer than others. Yep, it does get frustrating and down right inconvenient sometimes. If you can find someone or something that you really love to be your motivation, sometimes it eases the anxiety of it all. Like Harlen said, the pump could be a great alternative for the shots at least.

Harlen 2011-02-01 19:59:15 -0600 Report

I know what you meen lol
Thats why I got the pump
I was on 10 to 14 shots a day .
The pump is like taking one shot every two to three days
Works well too I love my pump
Best wishes

ramjet388 2011-02-01 20:20:11 -0600 Report

I don't want to do the shots at all ! Don't get me wrong, I do them, because every thing I hear is scary ! If you don't take them, you will die piece by piece. Now how confurting is that? NOT!!!!!

Harlen 2011-02-01 20:54:43 -0600 Report

I lost my mom from her not taking care of her D so I am going to take care of me
go to the pump school at medtronic its free and will give you a lot of good info on the pump
Best wishes

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