All Blog Posts Tagged 'fear' (10)

SPOKEN WORD: Fear the Mind Killer


A poem by Rich the Diabetic


Added by richthediabetic on May 12, 2014 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Taming the sharknado: Parenting a CWD with your heart in your mouth

I woke up at 3:30 this morning in panic mode. I'd been dreaming unpleasantly — I think it was an outgrowth of the Sharknado trailer I happened upon at bedtime — and Nate had appeared by my bedside to wake me, complaining of a nightmare (maybe we'd been sharing.) Having gotten the boy tucked back in, I turned back to my own bed and tried to settle back down. I had fuzzy thoughts about acid reflux and having your heart in…


Added by Elizabeth on July 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Day 229 - Time, Pressure, Stress and Diabetes Part 6

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that this system that we live in is really conducive to fears and stresses and essentially promotes the fears and stresses within the fight or flight response, and that this system within the constant need to get money in order to be…


Added by PaulQuessy on November 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Time, Pressure, Stress and Diabetes Part 5

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that when we are stressed we will access the flight or fight response which has been hardwired into our brains from the primitive days to either fight off predators or to run away from predators or ensuing danger, wherein all that we…


Added by PaulQuessy on November 27, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

7 yr old diabetic becoming germaphobic?

My 7 year old son has had Type 1 diabetes for 3 1/2 years now. Ever since his last "major" illness (stomach flu) last November, he has been totally freaking out at even the thought of germs. If someone sneezes, he runs to another room. I am even hearing now that when he goes to the nurse's station at school for his bg checks and dosing, he refuses to sit in a particular chair because "sick kids sit there, and there's germs there". It's almost to the point where…


Added by TeamLenny on March 12, 2012 at 5:17am — 5 Comments

I'm Asking You To Rally As An Individual And A Community

If you missed it, Oprah did a show on diabetes ten days ago where Dr. Oz confused and scared a lot of people about diabetes with misinformation. As one diabetes educator said to me, "Dr Oz is a SURGEON.!!! Diabetes is NOT in his area of…


Added by Riva Greenberg on February 18, 2010 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

afriad of lows

i go into the doctor's office every three months to get an over view of how im doing, and my doc changes the settings if need to. one day i went in to the doctors, and everything was okay, but he increased my basal or correction for my BG, one of those. that night it was aroun ten and i was around 300. so i bolused. and around eleven i was around 50. and you know how it is to be low. i was out of it. i sat at the kitchen table with my mom. drinkin mountain dew and eating honey. i had about two… Continue

Added by taylor tellez on August 4, 2009 at 8:17pm — 5 Comments


I know for me I have never been good at changing to new treatments when it comes to my diabetes. I don't know what that is all about but I got to thinking about it today when I got frustrated with my equipment. It got me thinking about how hard change is...

Here is what I mean. My family tried to get me to get a pump since the late 80s and I refused. It took me years after Humalog came out to switch from R to Humalog. I refused to go to go from 2 shots a day to true MDI after I went… Continue

Added by Suzanne on May 21, 2009 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

How we got here...

March 17, 2000. My two year old son was breathing heavily. He was rarely awake and when he was he wanted nothing but to drink. He was drinking so much that I couldn’t keep a diaper on him. He was wetting everything and soaking all of his blankets. He was clingy and wouldn’t let me out of his sight. He wanted me to hold him while he slept. He barely spoke any more. I could get nothing done. I didn’t know what was wrong.

I didn’t think that we were dealing with an ear infection. I… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on August 18, 2008 at 5:50am — 2 Comments

Starting the Byetta pen....WOW!

I've finally gotten over an intense fear of needles (with the help of a great counselor), and I took my first injection of Byetta today without panic or wincing. Autocover needles helped too!

After taking my first shot, I proceded to eat a Swanson fish TV dinner (the 89 cent jobs). Bad choice I know, but the veggies in them are pretty good. I ate the whole thing, but it took me over 15 minutes due to the way the meds were making me feel! Before, I could eat 2 of those things in 5… Continue

Added by Kris Gainsforth on June 18, 2008 at 4:53pm — No Comments

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