"Lean On Me"

This group is for those who are just overwhelmed by the whole Diabetes thing, and need a place to find encouragement.

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In need of hope right now

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Comment by Anna Banana on June 16, 2011 at 9:24pm
Comment by Joe_h on March 31, 2011 at 4:01am
excellent choice ladyrayne!Loki may be helpeful but always entertaining
Comment by ladyrayne67 on March 30, 2011 at 6:17pm
I am type 2 and hanging in...I'm calling mine Loki the god of mischief..why not !
Comment by smidgen on October 28, 2010 at 12:30pm
My heart goes out to you Gingercat! I know that things are tough all over. I have been a T2 for over 13 years now and even for me... I struggle. I think that all Diabetics struggle with the regime. What works for me is exercise (no one wants to hear that I know) almost every day. I also take oral meds but I am working towards getting off of them. Do you have a group of caregivers that help you? Does that also include your mental health care provider? Maybe you can ask him/her for tips on how not to feel so overwhelmed? You need to try to take things one step at a time, get the facts (watch DLife on YouTube) be proactive on trying to stay positive talk to your doctors. Like they say on DLife, "this is my DLife what works for me might not work for you, so get the facts and be proactive! Check out this link: (for more information!) Take Care!
Comment by gingercat on October 28, 2010 at 12:01pm
I am so glad to have this group. I am newly diagnosed with T2 and completely overwhelmed by it. I suffer with asthma, migraines and I do have a mental illness. I am having difficulty accepting this new life and the changes it entails. Due to my mental illness I am having difficulty following the treatment regime and so far my Hab is 13, my kidneys are already working too hard and I have been told my potassium and sodium and my BG is always in the 20s and more often than not it doesn't reach register because it is too high a reading. I just feel completely overwhelmed but just struggling with each day! I do feel completely weakened and with 4 children this is not good!!
Comment by JLeigh on April 11, 2010 at 5:25am
" I hate to say it, but lots of times Type 2 diabetics are not treated aggresively enough." Karen Doering
I'm sorry to say but this is so true. I found out the other day my endocrinologist is listed in the top100 in my state. I was in shock. I feel like I'm back to square one everytime I leave her support, no suggestions (except to lose weight, which seems to be her answer for everything)....nothing. Sorry for the rant but I'm at a point of total frustration.
I'm back to this site looking for the information and support I can't seem to find locally.
Comment by Karen on April 2, 2010 at 3:28pm
How often are you testing your bloodsugar? Were you taught about carb counting?
Comment by Robyn on April 2, 2010 at 10:13am
I did get a crash course at the diabetics clinic. I am using the novo pen. seems straight forward enough. i only inject in the evening before bed.
Comment by Karen on March 31, 2010 at 5:21pm
I am glad your MD suggested insulin and referred you to an endo. I hate to say it, but lots of times Type 2 diabetics are not treated aggresively enough. Keep calling the endo to see if there are any cancellations. You were given insulin with no training?
Comment by Robyn on March 31, 2010 at 1:15am
Hello I am new to this group. I am struggling to get some answers and help for my health. I was diagnosed with type 2 and did well on oral meds for about a year and a half, with other unanswered health issues and a great deal of emotional stress my numbers have gone thru the roof. I have had readings that were to high for my meter to read but mostly been ranging in the mid 20's to low 30's. the Dr has increase my oral meds as much as she can and a week ago has added insulin. I have seen a few mid teen numbers since .... hoping to go lower. She has refered me to an Endo, they set my appt. for June 22.... so long to wait. So I guess I am looking here for some support and understanding of my struggles and frustrations. Thanks Robyn

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