Ok so I'm a type 2 diabetic. I have been for about 12 years and I never take care of myself. I tried the pills but I would get sick and if it wasn't showing results then I would just quit. For the pa…

Ok so I'm a type 2 diabetic. I have been for about 12 years and I never take care of myself. I tried the pills but I would get sick and if it wasn't showing results then I would just quit. For the past two weeks I have been taking insulin shots because its the only thing that makes my sugar go down. I was suppose to be doing this for the past couple of years and haven't because i get tired of the injections daily and i get tired of low sugars and then high sugars. I want to get on the insulin pump, but I realized I have gained weight everyday these two weeks. I don't want that to happen anymore. Im about ready to quit taking the meds again like I always do. Does anyone have any helpful information for me.

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Comment by connie garcia on March 7, 2010 at 5:06pm
Hi Dede listen I'm a type 2 diabetic and I also have been a diabetic for a long time ,I have ups and downs like you too. It sounds like you really need to talk to your doctor and get some help with this . You should not stop taking any medication until you talk to your doctor ,try to get into a diabetic class ,that will also help you . There is a website calledBlood sugar 101 thats very good for us . Also get into an exercise program ,walking running ,whatever you like to do . This does help,, and this website is great it has helped me a lot !!! I hope you feel better ,This disease is not easy but hang in their .
Comment by RissaMae83 on March 7, 2010 at 7:32pm
Hi Dede!

Don't give up! I agree with Connie -- contact your doctor and get some help with controlling your bg#s. I haven't been T2 for that long, but I'm there with you and understand your frustration. Keep working at it and you'll get into a routine. You should put your medication where you will frequent and will prompt you to take your medication on a timely matter. That's what I have been doing to make sure I am taking them daily. Another thing that helps me is the constant beeping of my cell phone alarms and my glucose meter also beeps at the times I need to check my sugar and meds.

Dede, if you need someone to talk to I'm here!!! Don't give up! We're family on this site and all are here to support you! =)

Take care!

Sincerely,

Jerissa
Comment by Teena on March 7, 2010 at 10:01pm
My dear Dede...we have our moments. Yes, you really need to your doctor regarding this..they may give you other meds too, that you may find more to your comfort.
For us type 2s...meds/insulin is but one part of our regimen...diet and exercises are equally important. Much that I say that...I don not enjoy it either. In fact...I get so miserable too...I get frustrated.
One thing I can suggest...try to find the motivation in your life..the reason for taking care of youself. Eg: You enjoy life and there is so much you still want and can to offer: that you have a beautiful family that loves you and cares for you so much; that there are places you wish to see and go to; and there are things that you still want to do and discover...Focus on these motivations...and these will give you the drive.

Have faith...be strong...we are here for you.
Comment by Bitter-Sweet on March 7, 2010 at 11:01pm
HI dede, thanks for adding me! I am also type 2 diabetic, I was recently diagnosed and I got very depressed and I lacked motivation to take care of myself. I am currently on diet and exercise only, I don't know if I will have to take medications until next month when I go to my doctor. But all I can tell you from personal experience as a new diabetic (It all started with my pregnancy and it would not go away, I am type 2 and will be forever) is that you are in charge of your own body. You decide if you want to take care of yourself or not, the help is out there (including in this website) and you should seek for it and do what the doctors and other experts recommend you to do, if you want to live a longer life, or a good-quality life. I sometimes feel like I don't want to struggle anymore, thinking that I'd rather eat what I like than living miserable dieting forever. But then I look at my children, my newborn baby needs me, my older child needs me too, I wan to see them grow, I don't want them to be orphans just because I didn't care about my health. I agree with the other persons, you need to find a motivation, there should be something you want to keep on living for, look around. You and me, and many, many more people are sick already, we cannot change that, we will be diabetics the rest of our lives, but we should try to do the best we can to avoid the terrible complications of diabetes. If you don't take care of yourself RIGHT NOW, you will pay the price, and it could be very expensive. There are many things you can do (I know, they are not fun) to stay as healthy as you can be. If the medications are making you feel miserable, ask your Dr. for a different one,, or maybe the side effects are temporary, ask him. If you got tired of injections just keep a positive attitude, they are supossed to help you control your glucose, and the consequences of not controlling your glucose are waaaay far worser than the hassle of injecting yourself and having to deal with the ups and downs...at least you have options and you can try to manage this problem...once you get the bad complications thre isn't really much you can do anymore...think about it, at least these medications are available for us, other people in the past didn't have all this help that we have access to right now. Another thing that you should already know is that exercise and diet are the key to diabetes management, at least for Type 2. You can never go wrong with following a diet and an exercise plan under your doctor's supervision. you will lose weight and you will feel better also. If you are depressed, please seek advice, talk to your doctor about your feelings, tell him that you need help, that you are worried about your health and need options, say something please, we only have one body, this life is beautiful, regardless of this terrible disease, we are all going to die someday, but please take care of yourself so you can enjoy many, many more years in this world. If you think your situation is too bad, think about little children diagnosed with diabetes, they have to get those injections, they have to suffer too. As adults, we are conscious of the complications, and we should fight against this disease with the only weapons we got, there is nothing else we can do, but at least there is a way to have a better life. Please don't give up, you deserve better than that.
Comment by Pauly on March 8, 2010 at 12:14am
Hey Dede, You reached out by this post. You know something is wrong. Thats a good thing that you recognize it. Make a commitment to do something each week about your diabetes. Take it in small steps. . All of us get frustrated chasing our sugars around and people who dont have it really dont understand. Keep bloging and posting your feelings, that will help you through this. You will do fine, your a good person and will work through this funk. Many here to help you. Take care
Comment by Scott on March 8, 2010 at 6:21am
Dede, thanks for the friend request! As all the others have previous other said... You've already made a big decision to blog about where you are at. That's a great first step! We are all here to be your cheerleaders, keep in contact for support, anytime about anything your struggeling with. You're not alone. It may seam overwhelming trying to gain control over this disease. Try to remember that every great journey starts with a single step. Give yourself a pat on the back for the step taken by this writting this blog. Thanks for sharring your life, by doing so you're helping others.

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