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Diabetes Is a Life Sentence!

I developed Diabetes about 8 years ago. My father had it and so did my uncle. I hate that I have to deal with all the stuff that goes along with diabetes. It seems like the more I try to eat correctly the more I want to eat junk.  to top it off I have hypothyroidism. I feel like I run an uphill battle with these two health issues.  I go from blood sugars of 350 for a while then I gain control and they are down to 90-120 then back up again to 300s. its such a drag.  Then my thyroid meds get changed and then the cycle begins again. Its like I walk this balance beam with my endocrine system and if I step off the beam just a little I fall on my butt! Right now they are out of control. Im working on trying to get it back where it needs to be because I feel lousy all the time with high blood sugars. I just found out my son at 12 is begininng to show signs of pre diabetes already. So I need to control mine and help him keep it from developing. Im just so tired of it all!

jsdwellsnme jsdwellsnme 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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Sorry you are having such a hard time. It's hard to have health problems. My diabetes is under control but I have other health issues. I hope you can find some sort of balance. It's hard when you want a health problem to get better and meds don't always do what they should.

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I can definitely relate to where you are coming from...((hugs))

I understand. My son is type 1, and was diagnosed at 3. We've been walking the tightrope for 7 years. See if your doctor can get you a continuous blood glucose monitor. It has totally helped us even out the highs and lows.

You are so right I do get so sick of feeling sick all the time. I am kinda bummed that I am now having to do insulin twice a day now, you would think it would motivate me to eat better, but it hasnt really. Im hoping soon I will get so sick of feeling sick that I will take better action. The visious cycle continues the cravings the high sugars more cravings and so on. I joined a site called diabetes daily its a support group forum you should join there are alot of people on there that have a lot of knowledge and are very very supportive. check it out I have the same user name on there come find me on the forum if you join. its free!

I feel you on this one. It seems the more knowledge you have.. the more terrifying it becomes. I try to cook better for my kids and I but after a long day, who wants to cook. I wish you the best of luck with your medical issues. It is not a walk in the park for sure. There are days you just get sick of being sick. And no one understands you being tired if they don't have it themselves.