Army Wives

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Anybody watch Army Wives, on Lifetime TV? One of the characters just found out she has diabetes, and I'm wondering if they aren't making a little bit more of it than necessary, just for drama's sake. The storyline started with Carlajoy getting into a wreck and almost dying because she had an episode and she passed out while driving. She survived, but during the testing, they found out she was diabetic. She immediately had to start with insulin. She doesn't want to tell anyone because she doesn't want to admit her life has changed. Of course, she does have to tell people. The reason I'm questioning all this is because I was diagnosed with diabetes about 5 years ago, and all I had to do was start taking oral medication. I was supposed to also watch my diet and exercise, but I didn't, I guess because I was in denial like the girl in the story, only I denied it in different ways. Does anybody else watch this show? (It's really good, by the way, with other great storylines going on too.) Did any of you fellow diabetics have to immediately go into insulin treatment? How did your life change? Since I started with Sparkpeople, I finally started taking care of myself, and my A1C level is really good. I was lucky, my blood levels never got really dangerously high, especially since I didn't take good care of myself at first. But now I'm a good girl, and I'm so lucky to have found Sparkpeople! I tell my doctor about it all the time.
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  • MOLS626
    I dont watch it but it sounds interesting.

    Good work with your situation. You realized something needed to be done and you're working towards getting it done.

    3536 days ago
    Nope I don't watch that show (we only get two stations and only one of them is any good!) I'm glad that you are taking good care of yourself now. When it comes down to it, only you can really take good care of yourself.
    3536 days ago
    I don't watch the show. My dad went in for surgery, and with the pre-op testing, they found out he had diabetes. (It was over 500) The doctor asked him if he ever felt lightheaded or dizzy. Of course, he had, and we all knew it. None of us knew anything about diabetes at the time. He always had a glass in his hand (always thirsty - another missed sign!) Anyway, they tried oral medications, but they didn't work. He was told he couldn't leave the hospital until he learned to give himself a shot. (Of course!) He did great. Since then my mom found out she had diabetes and took diabeta(?) for a while, then another one, which I can't remember. My sister is insulin dependent. My oldest broher found out recently that he is diabetic. I think he takes oral meds. So now, only my other brother and I have not been diagnosed with it. We have both been tested.
    3537 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    No I don't watch it.
    I hope your diabetes is in control now.
    I watched for youa t the races on the weekend and didn't see you.
    I blogged aobut i sat and sunday.
    3537 days ago
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