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Old 10-11-2013, 16:49   #11
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The others are right as far as spouses, children, good friends, family may be supportive of our lchf efforts, and do everything they can to assist, but they are not the ones dealing with the daily struggle. I just had a fight with my husband about this. He thinks because I haven't been going to an exercise class that I've given up on helping myself with diabetes and such. How ridiculous is that? He never stops to think about how I feel inside; I told him from the moment I open my eyes in the morning to the moment I close them at night, I struggle every day, all day with choices in what to eat, I watch basically everything I put in my mouth, I have to adjust my insulin to deal with whatever the day is throwing at me, I deal with perimenopausal hormonal stuff still, and I'm dealing with an injury to my trapezius that is affecting my balance with terrible bouts of dizziness and headaches. I am constantly researching and googling for anything that will help me to get back to homeostatis. I told him he should live in my body for one day and that he would be stripping it off and throwing it back gladly. Nobody can know the struggles we face each and every day. My husband told me that he is frustrated because he doesn't know how to make it better for me. I told him I don't expect him to "heal" me or have all the answers; just some compassion and understanding, and some help around the house with things that are just a bit too much for my ailing body to handle right now. I walk around with heating pads, ice packs, TENS machines, a bottle of ibuprofen because of the pain I am dealing with right now. What I had to point out to my husband was that he was turning his frustration over not being able to do anything for me into anger toward me, and it was making me feel inept and worthless. He didn't realize that and agreed that now that I said that, it was true. So, I get his frustration, but I don't need someone acting like a drill saergent thinking it will motivate me to do more. I don't know what more I can do. I believe in the power of prayer, and trust me I am on my hands and knees begging for some intervention. I know eventually it will come, but in the meantime I have to deal with all of this right now and just get through each and every day.

I've gone off on a tangent now and don't even remember what my point was. But, if you have read to this point, thanks for being there always my dear forum friends.

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It may help to remember that most men are raised and trained to solve problems. This presents itself to him as a problem to be solved, not a support to be offered. He probably feels helpless in the face of not having something to he can do. You can and did help him to start to realize this. Sometimes we need help, most times we just need understanding and real support.

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Hitchea, I think perhaps you hit the nail on the head with that. Just goes to prove Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars!

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Definitely take a daily multivitamin (not at the same time as other meds if it contains iron or calcium) and extra Vitamin B and D. I take them all with my last meal of the day. I liken it to providing construction materials for my body to work with. Imagine if you hired a contractor to keep a structure standing and then gave him only thumbtacks and masking tape. How good would the structure be? With vitamins you're providing the contractor with lumber, screws, good quality tools... and you'll get better results.

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Hitchea, I think perhaps you hit the nail on the head with that. Just goes to prove Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars!
Here, here!!!

...from a Martian!

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i am DAMN Moody.

am i proud of that? absolutely not. Was i less moody before "D"? probably. But like has been mentioned here, its the DAILY struggle that those without "D" just dont seem to grasp how difficult it is

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I am sometimes too "harsh". I feel that sometimes one must be "harsh" to get the point across.
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i am DAMN Moody.

am i proud of that? absolutely not. Was i less moody before "D"? probably. But like has been mentioned here, its the DAILY struggle that those without "D" just dont seem to grasp how difficult it is
People told me I was moody in the first weeks after diagnosis, although I wasn't aware of it.

Perhaps, you can settle into a routine which isn't difficult. Personally, I don't find the least difficulty in accommodating my diabetes. I just changed the way I eat, love it, am convinced of all its benefits well beyond just controlling diabetes and life goes on. I have little to no need to test BG and don't do it much any more. Even without insurance, it's a trivial expense at the rate I use it.

I don't believe this has to be difficult, it just needs adjustment followed by equilibrium.

I think testing too much, over-analyzing and attempting to live "on the egge", as in how much of this or that can I eat to just remain "in range" are the biggest threats to our mental health.

Give up what's bad for you and eat your fill of what's good for you and you can relax!

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Guess I can be moody sometimes .. Then think of the fact that was 63 before D set in .. While miss some of the Foods I truly loved, have accepted the fact that can enjoy life without them .. Other than Taking my Metfomin and Diet, Life is still good ..

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People told me I was moody in the first weeks after diagnosis, although I wasn't aware of it.

Perhaps, you can settle into a routine which isn't difficult. Personally, I don't find the least difficulty in accommodating my diabetes. I just changed the way I eat, love it, am convinced of all its benefits well beyond just controlling diabetes and life goes on. I have little to no need to test BG and don't do it much any more. Even without insurance, it's a trivial expense at the rate I use it.

I don't believe this has to be difficult, it just needs adjustment followed by equilibrium.

I think testing too much, over-analyzing and attempting to live "on the egge", as in how much of this or that can I eat to just remain "in range" are the biggest threats to our mental health.

Give up what's bad for you and eat your fill of what's good for you and you can relax!

Super valid points. i am also an uninsured diabetic. i was thinking about this the other day... i rarely test anymore, maybe twice in the last month or so. strips are expensive, and honestly, the meter hasnt read higher then 88 in many years. i eat the same things all the time, i follow the same routine everyday. all that probably leads to my moodiness, but it is what it is.

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please tell me its the diabetes, i seem to tell myself others would be moody to if they had diabetes, i think it,s turning me fairly negitive sometimes, i,d sure love to be happy/positive all the time, if you have any suggestions of how i can make a change, then im all ears, anyone else out their with the same thing? an if so is it worst since you got diabetes,
I consider anyone who is happy/positive all the time to be insane and dangerous to be around.

I know a guy who tried to commit suicide which resulted in him losing his legs and now he is happy/positive all the time. I consider him insane and just the opposite side of his extremism. I avoid him! Can you say "unstable"? In a previous event he cut off one of his hands!


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