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HeartBroken18
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 11/26/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I am getting so tired and fed up with my diabetes.  I now have to start taking a different pill along with the one i am already taking.  and if it doesn't work i have to go on insulin shots.  I am so scared and dont want to go on them.  I just want to be with my grandpa and away from all this.  My Dr is sending me for a thyriod test to see if its not that,  you think he should have done that when i was diagnosed last month.  just so scared all the bad things will happen to me as i hear about it in the course i am taking,  iam only 18.  can you lose your hair from diabetes?
Thanks for listening to me rant.
HeartBroken18

andrew1948
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 97
   Posted 11/27/2007 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Heartbroken: I can sympathize with you on how you feel about diabetes. But with proper control, you can live a normal life. If one does not control the diabetes, then the disease will control you. It will effect all of your vital organs and cause all kinds of complications.

I have been diabetic for seven years and I treat my condition with herbal, minerals and vitamins. I am not saying my method is the only way to go, but in the last 6 months working with a homepathic doctor, my life has returned to normal. Blood sugars are same as any normal person. It takes dedication to eat properly, testing and taking your medication as prescribed.
But be assured, you can live a normal life if you eat properly and keep a good control of your disease.

I wish you good luck and any time if you have a question, let us know. There are many here to help you.
successful with herbal, vitamins and minerals


LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/27/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Heartbroken, I'm sorry you're going through this rough time.  I'm sure it's confusing and maddening in the beginning, especially with a lot of unknowns.  How long have you been diabetic?  Are you type 1?   You can make a few changes on your own such as food and exercise that will help control the blood sugar.  Try cutting way back on carbohydrates, eating more protein and vegetables.  Do some sort of exercise everyday.  These two changes in your way of life will go a long way to helping to bring the blood sugar levels lower.  If you need to lose weight, these changes will also speed that along and losing weight will also help bring the blood sugar down.  Be sure to test your blood sugar when you make changes so you don't go too low and inform your doctor of what you're doing.  Look back through our topics on food and exercise for information about how different people eat here.  There are also lots of discussions on medications which will be helpful since you're already taking one of them.  Check back with us and let us know how it's going.  I don't think you'll lose your hair!

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


HeartBroken18
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 11/27/2007 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you Lanie and Andrew for replying.  Lanie, i was just diagnosed with diabetes last month (october 2007), and my Dr told me that i was type 2. I do have to lose weight but i am a emotional eater and that sooo doesn't help.  I am actually on 2 different pills.  one i take 2 times a day the other i take 2 times a day.  I guess i am just fed up, and so frustrated, some days i just dont care.  Andrew is so right.  It feels like the diabetes is controling me,  i dont want to go to friends houses and stay the night anymore.  and i feel like such a burden to others.  Funny how that is.  Today my blood sugar leves were still high, it the 20's
thanks for the info about the other post, hopefully i will get some time to read some
HeartBroken18

LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5408
   Posted 11/27/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Heartbroken, I understand what you're saying.  At times, especially when you're young, you'll feel like you are being controlled by the disease.  In fact, sometimes when you're diagnosed with an ailment, you can't believe it.  Maybe for awhile you'll be in denial and then angry.  These are normal reactions.  At the same time, you will need to understand that the best way to handle this is to know as much as you can about diabetes.  Ask your doctor or check with the local hospitals or diabetes associations where you are for group meetings for people your age.  It would help you tremendously to get to know them and what they're going through, too.  You're not alone, believe me.  By learning as much as you can, you will be able to have more control over your body and how the diabetes is treated.  In a sense, it's like "know your enemy".  There are ways that you can lessen some of the effects or even reduce the medication if you lose weight and get into a regular, daily exercise routine.  I've lost 35 pounds this past year only by cutting out carbohydrates and exercising.  I use a treadmill and ellipical trainer and also I lift weights.  Buy, hey, I don't want to be a body builder but I'm stronger now.  More muscle burns more calories.  You can improve your blood sugar readings by just being careful with what you eat.  Ok, so no potatoes, chips, candy, cookies, cake, etc.  But you can eat cheese and there are "cheese puffs".  You can easily make them in the microwave.  Check back to a couple of months ago and we explain how to make them.  Check back here often if you have any questions and let us know how it's going. 

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds

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