How Often Do You Think about Diabetes?

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Do you recall any diabetes dreams?

Started by Phil. Last reply by Jamie Nov 14, 2010. 5 Replies

How Often Do You Think about Diabetes?

Started by David K. Last reply by Chris Jul 15, 2010. 15 Replies

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Comment by Natalie ._c- on December 16, 2010 at 10:51am

When I was first diagnosed, I thought about it all the time. I was also very frustrated because the treatments (diet and exercise, and then oral meds) didn't work, and it's hard to be conscientious about a treatment that isn't working.

Then, when I went on insulin, things got better, and I got on a diabetes email list, where a lot of my questions were answered.

Over the years (almost 20) I've gotten used to it. But the beginning of this year, I was extremely depressed, and let my management slip, and ended up in a coma. So now, I'm thinking about it a lot again, because I never want to be in the hospital with a coma again!

Comment by Chaplain ET on December 15, 2010 at 9:12pm

I only WORRY about my Diabetes, when I either do a BG test (I hate pricking my fingers), or inject my insulin.  I guess I just hate abusing my old body!  Otherwise, it's only in the back of my mind.  I DO know the seriousness of the disease, but I have other medical problems too, so I try and combine all of it, with Diabetes #2 at the top of the list.

Comment by Jeffrey M on November 12, 2010 at 6:15pm
I really started paying attention when others found out I was diabetic and their faces would change from normal to pity. It was only then that I decided too look into diabetes and then I realized how serious it really is if left unchecked. Now I think about it 24/7 and implement it in every part of my life from choosing right foods to how hard I push myself at the gym. The worst is if (and I am sure many others can relate) hypoglycemia sets in and there is no snack handy to bump the sugars back up. Luckily there was a convenient store near by. :)
Comment by Kelly Geer on January 14, 2010 at 7:25am
it's always there. it's a factor in every decision i make. i've tried to explain this to family & friends, but there's no way they can truly understand. knowing that all of you are out there enduring the same struggles is a huge comfort to me.
Comment by dee on January 13, 2010 at 10:16pm
24/7 there's never a break. What I would do for just one hour without it
Comment by Jennifer B. on May 4, 2009 at 9:03pm
Not as much as I did when diagnosed a year ago...which was ALL the time!

Last year, I became absolutely obsessed with the management and having a low A1C, which I've kept below 6 so far. But is it healthy to be obsessed every day all day long for the rest of my life, or is that just good D management? I remember the first time I wasn't thinking about diabetes...now I can go hours, at least 4, with out thinking of it. Sometimes I momentarily "forget" I have it, like when I got sick and wanted "comfort food", then realized it is no longer a comfort but a unknown carb entity that I was better off not having.

I was initially scared of everything:pedicures, high heels, birthday cake, hot tubs. But then I realized, I don't agree with the ADA or any of the mainstream management, so why should I follow their list of what not to do? I am managing this MY way. I guess that includes thinking about it often, at least to test every couple of hours. My Endo nurse said I don't have to test so much. Thanks. I wish doctors would realize they are simply our consultants, not our managers. I am the team. I call them only because they have the prescription pad. ;)
Comment by Arturo Lopez on April 28, 2009 at 8:54pm
simple as this, every f****** day
Comment by noor on April 14, 2009 at 1:21pm
Hello,
we can't stop thinking about diabetes because it's the main part of our life,
for me (or for all of us)sometimes i hate diabetese,i feel that i don't want to take care of it but i immediately remember that my life depends on
how i'm taking care of my health and i think for a few minutes that if i'm not going to take care of diabetes then there are alot of complications will happen to me.
Diabetes is a part of my life and my self.
for that,i can't stop thinking about it.
Comment by Jodie on March 31, 2009 at 6:14pm
well... i don't just think about diabetes... it's just something that's always in my mind... not because I wanna think about it constantly... but because it's just there. Everything you do in life leads back to thinking about diabetes... lol it's true, and if you havn't realized that, you will now! you can thank me in advance if you wan' =]
on a more serious note...
i once went about an hour worry-free, it was the best hour of my life. but then when i remembered i had diabetes, i nearly peed my pants... 'cause it's just not good to forget about it... lol
& it's not like i was even doing anythingggg for that hour.
it's just it hadnt crossed my mind, and it was fantastic =]
Comment by Sloane on March 10, 2009 at 1:39pm
You can't really stop thinking about it... take a break for a day and end up in the hospital... it's your choice. I choose to take good care of myself and just accept that this is the way I am and I'm going to be.
 

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