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Old 01-08-2013, 23:05   #1
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Unhappy Nothing makes sense!

The holidays, winter, food choice, food prep, food amounts, medicine amounts, side-effect care, self-care, being able to exercise or not, stress, lack of stress, mental health -- nothing, NOTHING!!! has any standing, measurable affect on my blood sugar levels! What makes them stable one time, will send them high others, and drop them low others.

It's wearying; and depressing; and makes me want to give up on all of it!

Ready to give up!
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:57   #2
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I hear ya, Dwayne. Diabetes is a fickle beast sometimes. When I'm in the dumps, as you seem to be, the stress of it all actually causes my blood sugar to rise, AND to be harder to correct. Last November I decided to take a "diabetes holiday" and not stress myself too much over elevated blood sugar. I bolused, of course, and even increased my basal a little - but I let myself be a sloth over the holidays, enjoyed food like everyone around me, and started 2013 with a much better attitude. It was a great vacation!

Last weekend I got back in the saddle and even resurrected my daily food / insulin / exercise tracking sheets. It's been great and I'm feeling really happy to regain control. I hope you'll give yourself a bit of a break and come back to the world of good control refreshed. It's a real puzzle, for sure....

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I hear ya, Dwayne. Diabetes is a fickle beast sometimes. When I'm in the dumps, as you seem to be, the stress of it all actually causes my blood sugar to rise, AND to be harder to correct. Last November I decided to take a "diabetes holiday" and not stress myself too much over elevated blood sugar. I bolused, of course, and even increased my basal a little - but I let myself be a sloth over the holidays, enjoyed food like everyone around me, and started 2013 with a much better attitude. It was a great vacation!

Last weekend I got back in the saddle and even resurrected my daily food / insulin / exercise tracking sheets. It's been great and I'm feeling really happy to regain control. I hope you'll give yourself a bit of a break and come back to the world of good control refreshed. It's a real puzzle, for sure....

Jen
Thank you, Jen! I miss, so much, just being able to get out for walks in Nature. I don't get to do any exercise routine anymore - as my neuropathy has spread through my entire body, all systems; creating overwhelming mobility issues, and disturbing mental incapacities. ie: I used to do Math like a whiz; now I can't budget a simple, single bank account - which keeps me falling farther behind, as each new month goes by ... barely subsisting on a government disability pension. Also, interfering with my normal, "social" routines/pursuits. All, very depressing...
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Dwayne, that sounds like a lot to deal with. You didn't mention how high your blood sugar is running, but if it's pretty high, reducing it to more normal levels may help with some of the neuropathy. (I know - it's a chicken/egg argument. High BG leads to inactivity, inactivity leads to high BG - a very difficult cycle to break!)

Does your community have a heated swimming pool? The lovely sensation of being completely supported by warm clear water may help you get a little exercise and relief from some of that neuropathy. Or perhaps you can qualify for some physical therapy. (Spoken like the Southern California girl that I am - we have pools everywhere....) I just know that moving, even a little, can help start you in the right direction.

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I wouldn't even worry about being inactive, many people can bring BG down with diet and meds. Have you been eating fewer carbs? If you're following what the ADA recommends you are probably very frustrated, as their high carb diet recommendations are more harmful than helpful.

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Hang in there Dwayne -

I just joined this forum today. I understand how you feel. It helps me to know that others share our conditions (D & N).

When I feel overwhelmed I remind myself that there are others who are suffering more than I can ever imagine.

I used to be full of energy, type A personality - not anymore. Now that 2013 is here, maybe a part time job or volunteering might be in order.

Know that we are all here to lean on one another!

Have a great day and don't let anyone or anything take away your joy.

Jen is "right on."

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Let's see if i can cover all 3 of you, in one reply....
Jen - My Blood sugars (Cdn.-scale) roller-coaster from 2.0's or lower - once they drop below 6, I have to be extremely watchful ... to up into the high 20's; all within hours. I can't reach the public pool - the town moved it to a facility further away. I can't take 3-steps, without getting dizzy and quite often tipping over or falling.
SilverTiger - I understand the "carb" issue; but all that i get to eat is whatever the foodbank gives me.
BLee - thank you for the encouragement. Besides my Diabetes; I suffer with 3 different heart problems, scoleosis throughout the lumbar region of my spine, high blood pressure, arthritis through all my major joints and bursitis in my minor joints, chronic headaches since age-15, and 2-3 proper/correct mental health diagnoses - including PTSD, and OCD, and several "anxiety" disorders; as well as every ... EVERY Diabetes side-effect disease, except for the amputations that i keep begging them for (to rid my body of some of the poison/infection).
Thank you all! I am weary, now...

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OMGoodness - bless your heart.

I cannot ever complain after reading about what you are enduring.

Do you have nearby family/friends who support you in any way?
Are you at the point of needing amputation?

I trust you are able to get the type of healthcare needed to keep you comfortable and mobile.

I, too, have a host of health issues that I didn't have before 2009. I miss wearing heels and dancing, but now must find something else to focus on. Life is full of changes and adapting is "no day at the beach" at times.

One day at a time.....just keep doing whatever you can to get what assistance you need to make life joyful.

Know that I am not trying to sound like a "pollyanna girlie;" just trying to lift your spirit.

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I appreciate your attempts, BLee! You are very kind to care!

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Hello my friend from Greece. Its almost a year since i was diagnosed. Some days i forget i have diabetes. Just inject my insulin without even thinking about it . Some days i wake up and i cant even get up from the bed.Not for physical reasons but because i feel so tired. Monitor bs, get insulin,what to eat, when to eat, exercise, dont exercise, why high ?, why low ? , will i die young ?, why that happened to me.......
I am new to all this "ammunition system kills its own pancreas" thing but i want to share a couple of things that helped me deal with it.
My endo is a very good guy even i thought he was very cruel at the begining . I asked him why i have diabetes . "OK. what would you like to have ?" wtf?
But he had a point. Ok i have diabetes. Thank god i dont have cancer or some other fatal desease.
A friend of mine told me: "So you have diabetes.You must eat healthy,stop smoking and exercise...You know that you might live longer than me....hahaha"
I know that its not that simple but you get my point.Be strong my friend and dont give up.
thanks for your time and sorry for my english.
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