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diabetes stinks

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just diag 3 mo ago..type2 on metformin now and gotta watch what i eat even more..i excercise and was never overweight...damn genetics...thanx dad...just venting here

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Its ok.. Ive had T1 for 16 years. no family history, just developed a weird illness and POW! Type one with no pancreas!

ANd i still hate it.........

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I can't disagree. It's stinks, but I am also thankful that although there is no cure that ways have been developed so that we can control and live with it. In the not too distant past, people got it and simply died.

 

At the age of sixty, I'm not sure that there will be a cure in my lifetime, but for the younger diabetics, I feel that they can count on much easier ways to control it and a cure.

 

Life with diabetes is a real pain, but it's much better than the alternative.

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yeah i hate this desiese with a passion and MDI for most of my life and it sucks bad!!!

Somewhare in this forum is celibrating the diagnosis, The next question is "why". :confused:

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just diag 3 mo ago..type2 on metformin now and gotta watch what i eat even more..i excercise and was never overweight...damn genetics...thanx dad...just venting here

 

Given enough time everyone would be D.

 

Welcome to our world. I see chat will be a bit livelier ;)

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welcome bortiz!yeah-diabetes sucks big time!!!and when i'm having a bad diabetes day-where i'm fed up with it-i say"thanks alot dad!"!he was a type 2...so i can relate-totally!come here to vent whenever you need to!take care,trish

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I don't know about you guys....but...

 

I love feeling like a yo-yo and a human pin-cushion - its a party ;-)

 

BRB - gotta go slam my head in a car door.

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I can't imagine life without being diabetic, so I envy you in that regard, but know that the best of your life is still to come.

 

I totally need to make sugar free fortune cookies.

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I hate having the big stupid D but on the other hand... if I didn't, I wouldn't come to this great wonderful place filled with you guys!!!! :)

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For the type 1's. you are kinda stuck. But for the type 2's, think of it as a mixed blessing. If you are here, you are working on improving yourself. Managing your D means that you have a vested interest in your health. You may crave that big plate of french fries smothered in ketchup but you refrain. Someone without D may indulge, you are healthier for it.

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I was recently diagnosed, Type 2. yeah I hate it, hate the thought of having something that is incurrable.

 

However, there are two positives for me that came out of this:

1. I'm eating much healthier, more aware of foods.

2. I met a lot of great folks here that are so very supportive.

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:o Its a Love/Hate thing with me. If I didnt get Diabetes, I would have kept on eating bad and not exercising. Now, I walk 3 miles EVERYDAY and I eat like a spokesperson for "Healthy Living". Down 23 pounds with 7 more to go (per doc) but Im not stopping at 30 :) PLUS, the doc wants to cut my meds in half on next visit. I have never felt this GREAT in my life, and I have quite a history (heart attack,ulcer..etc..) Yes, I have "those" days also, but I see this as a blessing ;)

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I wouldn't choose to have diabetes, but when I'm down I try to think of it like this- if I was diagnosed with most big-time bad diseases (like cancer) there wouldn't be much I could do to manage the outcome. With type 2 diabetes, I have the choice to exercise, eat right, lose weight- and my choices do affect my outcome. I may be living in a fool's paradise, but knowing this I do make the right choices in an attempt to delay or avoid the complications. sandy

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As others have said, it is indeed a mixed blessing. I have lost weight, eat healthier, better understand nutrition, yet have to be the aforementioned human pin cushion, take medicine forever, visit the Dr way too often and never really get over this thing.

 

On the whole it stinks.

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I hate having the big stupid D but on the other hand... if I didn't, I wouldn't come to this great wonderful place filled with you guys!!!! :)

 

Yes marie, It's things that we get around our deseise that makes the all the difference and freinds are such good resorce. So give yourselves a appluse because we help each other in our deseise. And a problem cannot be fixed without asking. ;) :T

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For the type 1's. you are kinda stuck. But for the type 2's, think of it as a mixed blessing. If you are here, you are working on improving yourself. Managing your D means that you have a vested interest in your health. You may crave that big plate of french fries smothered in ketchup but you refrain. Someone without D may indulge, you are healthier for it.

 

as someone who has experienced both type 2 and type 1 style of treatments i think i actually prefer type 1 management, i found it really difficult to manage my diet as a type 2 (this was before my final diagnosis of type 1.5 for those of you who are confused)

i must be the only d person here who doesnt actually hate/despise (sp?) this disease!

 

i should add that i didnt jump up and down at diagnosis saying "yippee i got myself diabetes!"

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Welcome Bortiz...Glad you found the forum! Lots of great people and good information here. Look around, learn all you can and you'll do fine. Diabetes is a scary diagnosis, but you can and will learn to have a happy and healthy life with it. It does get easier as time passes (though we all have our days!).

 

You're not alone, we're all in this together.

 

Again, Welcome!

Linda

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I hate diabetes as well, and I know, I know there is always worse things, but when you are having a really bad roller coaster of a day, it totally sucks, and the 24/7 of it all gets to you but...........

.............. then I go to my endo and see children who are being treating for other endocrine diseases and I realize how much worse things could be for me.

 

As with any chronic illness there are worse things to have.

 

I have also noticed that non diabetics don't realize how awful it is, even someone who is pregnant. My little sister is pregnant right now and she talks about how awful she feels, and I get tired of listening to it and I just want to say try diabetes for a day, but I know she would not think it is as hard as what she is dealing with and would not give me an ounce of sympathy, or if I tell my girlfriend I should not be eating something, she states none of us should be, it is bad for everyone, and I realize no one really understands how we feel about our own disease.

 

Hope this makes sense as I am rambling.

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Yes this disease sucks but it could be a lot worse. It takes a while to accept it. This place is great for advice and encouragement. :)

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There is one bright side to this. Dealing with this disease you'll take better care of yourself than if you were never diagnosed!

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I too hate the disease, it has taken away a lot of people I love. As far as genes go, I have inherited everything bad that both my parents have. I have three brothers, (I'm the only girl in the family) and they inherited nothing. I'm awfully glad for them, and I wouldn't wish any of this on anyone...but sometimes I wonder why???

But the bad thing about finally accepting that I had diabetes and needed to take care of myself took losing my twin sons,

I was 40 years old, first pregnancy with twins, diabetic, hypertensive, bad kidneys. I was in the hospital, and a team was called in, endocrinologist, nephrologist, peri-natel specialist. I lost my babies in my 23rd week, but it turned out not to be my health problems but a freak birth defect, twin to twin transfusion syndrome that killed them.

But after this happening in my life (1995) I have stayed with all the doctors, and have tried to take control. It's seemed hard at first because when I was carrying the babies everything I was doing for my problems was to hold on to them, after losing them it was hard to continue, but I had other family members who love me and support me, so I do it for me and them.

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I too hate the disease, it has taken away a lot of people I love. As far as genes go, I have inherited everything bad that both my parents have. I have three brothers, (I'm the only girl in the family) and they inherited nothing. I'm awfully glad for them, and I wouldn't wish any of this on anyone...but sometimes I wonder why???

But the bad thing about finally accepting that I had diabetes and needed to take care of myself took losing my twin sons,

I was 40 years old, first pregnancy with twins, diabetic, hypertensive, bad kidneys. I was in the hospital, and a team was called in, endocrinologist, nephrologist, peri-natel specialist. I lost my babies in my 23rd week, but it turned out not to be my health problems but a freak birth defect, twin to twin transfusion syndrome that killed them.

But after this happening in my life (1995) I have stayed with all the doctors, and have tried to take control. It's seemed hard at first because when I was carrying the babies everything I was doing for my problems was to hold on to them, after losing them it was hard to continue, but I had other family members who love me and support me, so I do it for me and them.

 

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss ladyvol! I understand it as best I can from a Grammie's point of view. My step daughter lost her son (her first child and our first grandbaby)at 21 weeks gestation this past Jan 4th, to a rare birth defect as well, one that was like a domino effect, one thing caused yet another, and his kidneys just finally stopped working and he passed before he even had a chance to live. He would have been just about a month or so old right now, had everything went well. *sigh*

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Diabetes sucks big time! I was diagnosed recently and I hate the thought of having to prick my finger 4 times a day and having to eat healthy for the rest of my life. It makes me sad to think I can't go out and enjoy a drink with my husband after having a bad day or to celebrate the weekend. We used to have coffee at starbucks every sunday and now we can't. I miss that so much. Everytime I pass one I always think of the past and how my life was before I got pregnant and diagnosed with gestational and then moved to type 2. It's unfortunate this disease is incurable and may eventually get the best of us. All we can do is the best we can and life each day then let God take care of the rest. Sometimes I breakdown and cry because I feel like I can't enjoy my life anymore. I pray I can keep things at bay for a long long time and not worry about meds and things like that...I know the day will come since this is a progressive disease but all I can do is try.

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