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11/5/12 8:29 P

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I'm newly diagnosed Type 1 about 8 months now and I'm already sick of it. Plus it seems impossible to keep everything balanced and you #'s under control without it taking over your life. SICK of it is an understatement but what reasonable other choice do we have.

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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7/15/12 11:47 P

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I'm odd... I'm at a good place with my Diabetes. I'm understanding it, controlling it and able to share and encourage others. My D-Life is not a burden for me. Okay, I'll own that I've only been at this 4 years. :)

" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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6/21/12 2:56 P

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Must be something in the air lately! I switched to eating on the caveman diet just so I wouldn't have to think about it as much! Desperation anyone? Somedays though I just really want a Twinkie. A Twinkie with no poking of needles. And I can't tell you how sick I am of Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi being the only options when we go out. Hello? Its called Coke ZERO. How about a Diet DR Pepper? Something that doesn't taste like butt would be appreciated. Silly as it seems it's those little things that make it seem worse. Then you get the lecture from the doc when your A1C pops over 7.0. Like I don't already know that's bad. Eh. It is what it is. It's kind of nice though to find you're not alone in feeling "sick-of". Reading everyone else's responses here made me feel better. Like sometimes you just need to tell someone else "this sucks".
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6/17/12 9:56 P

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I, too, have been having a major pity party. I have been fairly healthy and the diabetes has been in check. I got gastropareses about 20 years ago, but could manage it. Now, I have diabetic retinopathy and have both laser surgery and injections. I have been very lucky that I have felt so good (tired, sometimes, but I have always worked hard). Now, I am retired at 63 and it feels like I am falling apart! I do count my blessings every day, but I am also tired of this disease.

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6/12/12 3:41 P

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Yay! Like minded people!
Well, not 'yay' for everyone else with the same sick-of-it syndrome, but yay for my not being the only one. I feel a little better already!
I know when I was first diagnosed (age 9) the doctor told my parents to watch out for "teenage rebellion" and I am kind of entertained to find out now, 20+ years later, the little bits of self-pity fueled rebellion I had in my high school years are peanuts compared to what I go through as an adult!

It comes and goes though, I figure I've gone through this before, and I'm sure I'll do it again, but short of dropping out of life so that all I had to be responsible about was my BG and accurate carb-counting, I don't know how to do it. But I'm not going to drop out of life, I actually like my job, I have friends to play with, rainy picnics and bike rides to go on, and I'll be darned if I'm going to let my BG get in the way. The catch though is if I don't do anything with it, it blows up in my face, but I think I've about perfected the "just enough to mostly get by without consequence' routine, although I'm sure my doctor will not be pleased at my meter download next week.

I've been invited to start an adults with T1 group in my community, and I was totally torn on whether someone with my (currently) bad attitude should be in any position to "lead" a group, but I know the only other person locally I've talked to about starting a group said she just wanted a place to talk about all the $h1t involved in trying to get through each day. Sounds like she and I are far from the only two! emoticon

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6/10/12 6:55 P

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CHELERY

Let me first tell you how sorry I am about your husband. I hope things go well for him and you. So, you hang in there as well.

Thank you for the response. I appreciate you taking the time to write. I agree, diabetes is a pain, in many ways. My pump has helped my control quite a bit but I guess I'm just on the "pitty pot". I'm, like you hate to have to watch what/when I eat, exercise and all the other requirements to be a "good" diabetic.

Again, thank you for your input, it does help.

I see you added me as a friend and i thank you for that. I will add you as well and if you don't want me to add you, just delete me. LOL

Have a great Sunday evening
Michael

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6/10/12 6:43 P

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Hi, Michael,
Yes - I get really tired of it at times, especially if I'm doing everything right and still get out of control! I get tired of poking myself. I get irritated when I get a hypo half an hour before dinner and need to eat RIGHT THEN. Or when I have to eat for a hypo because I exercised too much and I'm trying to lose weight. I feel better just acknowledging that I AM TIRED OF IT and accepting that it won't go away. We have so many more tools to manage it now than people did in the past. I try to count my blessings and move on and pretty soon I'm over it. My husband is dealing with cancer and I work in a children's hospital so I can always say "things could be worse". Hang in there!

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6/10/12 12:21 P

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Good Morning Pam.......Thank you for the well thought out and written response. I do appreciate you taking the time. I'm on a pump and while it has worked wonders, I still get tired of the whole diabetes thing. Plus a few years ago i had to have 4 discs removed from my neck and not the discs above and below the surgery are starting to give me problems and it just pi@#es me off. LOL. i guess i'm just turning into a cranky old man at 63....LOL

Thank you again for being so nice as to respond.

Enjoy your Sunday
michael

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6/10/12 7:00 A

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I hear you loud and clear, Michael. I've been diabetic for 49 1/2 years and up to about 4 years ago felt pretty healthy. I had my ups and downs with managing my condition but felt well. Then my immune system started attacking my body - thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, and just recently I had a mild heart attack with stents. I get sick of dealing with diet, what to eat, how much insulin to take, etc. When ever I start to feel discouraged I step back and see the positive (with the help of a wonderful husband and my doctor). I think about all I'm thankful for - a great support system, the ability to manage my diabetes to some extent, my children and grandchildren, even walking early in the am and listening to the birds sing! There are many much worst off than me! Well, I feel better - thanks for listening.

Pam

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6/9/12 8:56 P

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Good Evening Everyone,

I have a question for the group... Does any of you ever feel like i am right now and what did you do about it?

OK, here's the deal..........I'm 63 years old and been diabetic longer then I care to think and I'm sick of being diabetic....... I'm sick of insulin, sick of eating poorly, (lately), I'm sick of sticking myself, I'm sick of having to watch every bite I put in my mouth. I'm sick of feeling like dirt, I'm sick of exercise to keep weight under control, I'm sick of everything related to diabetes. I think you get the picture.....LOL

Anyone else ever go through this

Thanks for listening to all my......"I'm sick ofs". LOL

Michael

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