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Hello,

I am a T2 for 7 years, in my mid 40's and I feel like diabetes is kicking my a$$.

My A1C's over the years are mainly in the 7.7 range, with my latest one around 8.9.

I am on Lantus (40u) and 2000 Metformin / day.

It is my fault, not my docs.

On the days I pay attention to my diet and exersise as I should, my numbers are good.

Problem is I get stressed out / depressed about it, work, and other life stuff and at too much.

My brain knows what to do, but I keep failing.

Not being overly dramatic but I am thinking about askinh for Anti-depressants as it really is impacting me.


then....I go on forums and see people post fabulous a1c numbers, 5.x etc and that makes me feel worse. I am very happy for them, just makes me more mad at myself.


Anyway, looking for coping strategies, success strategies and maybe even other people who are failing.

The only good thing is I am trying still.

Does not matter how many times you are knocked down, matters how many times you get up :)


I am going to try boards like this to see if it helps me.

Thanks Everyone.....


just tryin'
 

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Hey "j-t" . . . thank you for joining us! I'll bet every person reading your post has had the same feelings - I know I have, and I haven't even had diabetes that long. It just gets to us sometimes.

You may be right about the depression too - talk to your doc about it. I was on an antidepressant long before I got diabetes, but just a few months ago my doc increased my dosage, and I think it's helping.

I love your quote about what matters is how many times we get up!

Keep us posted and we'll do everything we can to help you get motivated again.

:welcome:
 

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I've only been diagnosed for 3 months and I'm wondering if I'll be able to keep it on track for years and years. There have already been moments when I would have been in deep if there had been any cookies, bread, or crackers in the house - fortunately, hubby doesn't care for such things so they just no longer exist in my house. I don't know how anyone does it if carbs are readily available all the time - I don't think I have that much willpower. I'm dreading the holiday treats that are bound to show up in the breakroom at work.

Try not to compare yourself to others - it's never a good idea and each of us is different. His sugars may be easier to control, my temptations may be easier to avoid, her weight may not be an issue, etc - it's not a contest. We all struggle and the same effort doesn't yield the same result. Really all any of us can do is to try our best every day and we have to really accept that it has nothing to do with fair it just is what it is.

The good new is we have great advisors and cheerleaders here to help us!
 

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Hello,

I am a T2 for 7 years, in my mid 40's and I feel like diabetes is kicking my a$$.

My A1C's over the years are mainly in the 7.7 range, with my latest one around 8.9.

I am on Lantus (40u) and 2000 Metformin / day.

It is my fault, not my docs.

On the days I pay attention to my diet and exersise as I should, my numbers are good.

Problem is I get stressed out / depressed about it, work, and other life stuff and at too much.

My brain knows what to do, but I keep failing.

Not being overly dramatic but I am thinking about askinh for Anti-depressants as it really is impacting me.


then....I go on forums and see people post fabulous a1c numbers, 5.x etc and that makes me feel worse. I am very happy for them, just makes me more mad at myself.


Anyway, looking for coping strategies, success strategies and maybe even other people who are failing.

The only good thing is I am trying still.

Does not matter how many times you are knocked down, matters how many times you get up :)


I am going to try boards like this to see if it helps me.

Thanks Everyone.....


just tryin'
Hiya just tryin'

I think we have all been there and done that...got *several* of the t-shirts. I have been diabetic since I was 16 years old, so sure..I have had times I ate more of something than I should or not been as diligent as I should. We are human after all :) The thing that I find helps me the most is to find choices that you can manage,,and you can live with. No one can live in a state of deprivation for ever. Thats existing...not living. Cut your carbs as much as you comfortably can, if you want more carbs...exercise more. Or, you might need some rapid acting insulin to go with that long acting one you are taking.

I think the trick is, find something that works for you...that you can live with. There are tons of good ideas here for lowering your carb intake. Check out the recipe section too.

Best of luck to you and let us know how you are doing!
 

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JT, welcome to the forum.

use this place as a support group, there are fantastic members here and there are a lot of members that post frequently, which i think is very important because i belong to other places where that isnt the case and they just arent as good as this place.
 

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Welcome - The way that I have kept myself motivated so far is by making it into a big 'game'. Let me explain. I love computer games, not the shoot em up kind, but the kind that has puzzles, logic problems, etc. I love having to figure things out.

For me, I have taken to planning my meals at LEAST 2 days ahead of time. How many calories per meal, how many carbs, how much fat...etc. It really does take some time to calculate the numbers and make everything fit into a days meal plan and still incorporate things into the mix that I will enjoy and feel like I have had a 'treat'.

Then it IS a matter of will power to stay the plan for those 2 days. but when I do, I see the results on the scale and on my meter. THAT is my encouragement.
 

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Welcome to DF! :)

I just said this in another post...

If you can't do it for yourself, do it for the people that love you. Think about all the trama you'll put them through if you don't gain control. That gives me super motivation because I really love those that love me.
 
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