How Many Of You Here Are Diabetic?

@KrauseHome (32779)
United States
October 24, 2006 2:53pm CST
Just Curious to see the Results here, and wondering what are some of the Obsticles you face?
18 responses
@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
10 Nov 06
Can one overcome diabetes?
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Well, I feel there are ways people can overcome Diabetes, or reduce their risks of what damage it can do to a person later on in their life. One of them is watch your Diet, and learn to eat Foods lower in Carbs and fats.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Diabetic here. Somedays I do much better than others. Something about having sweets around that adds to the trial. I have found eating fewer carbs helps me keep lower blood sugar levels. I am not on medicaiton, but was. No insulin. But I have also not been good this year - especially with some weight gain. I am working at eating more healthy and getting more excercise - two biggies.
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Well, I am going to look into some of the tips they shared on The Biggest loser and see if this helps me any too.
@Syam4u (307)
• India
29 Oct 06
i am not..
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Just make sure you take care of yourself, and maybe you can keep from being one.
• India
29 Oct 06
may be 100
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
10 Nov 06
100 obtacles or what?
@sweetie88 (4560)
• Pakistan
29 Oct 06
Noooooooo, i have no disease.
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
31 Oct 06
You are Lucky. Make sure you continue to Eat right, and do everything you need to do, and maybe this will continue to happen for you.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I get stress out sometimes but I just learn to deal with it and I have been for the lst 12yr. Thx for reply.
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I understand the Stress, and that is when I tend to overdo it, and Eat stuff I should not be eating. So then my Sugar levels and energy levels show it as well. It is truly a learning process for sure.
@disturbedgd (1822)
• South Africa
26 Oct 06
i am type 1 just hard for me sometimes to accept i cant eat the many things i used to at least i wont get fat that way hehe
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I sometimes wish I could have been Type 1 from the beginning, instead of becoming Type 1.5 just over 2 yrs. ago due to other Health issues, as I have a hard time leaving the BAD foods alone.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
26 Oct 06
My husband is a diabetic, and is having a hard time with it sometimes he doe's good and sometimes he don't he sugar had dropped down to 23 I couldn't get him together I had to call 911, he is O.K now. but I wanted to tell you a little secret I read it when you said in this discussion that your sugar is always high drink penty of water. that will bring it down this paramedic EMS person told me that.
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I have been there, but not this low. I have dropped in the 50s a couple of times, and it takes me a while to pull myself out, and then sometimes I end up overdoing it. I wish you and your husband luck with this.
• India
26 Oct 06
my husband is Diabitic. He used to take insulin injection every day to control Sugar level. Because of it his veins and nerves of legs got wekens and he suffered a lot as pain grows bitter with aburning sensation all the time.
@KrauseHome (32779)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I have no problems with the Burning, etc when I use the Shorter needles. But I have learned as I have Neuropathy as well due to my Diabetes, sometimes it is easier to inject the insulin in my stomach area more than my leg.
• India
29 Dec 06
i am not, none of my family members have suffered from it from past i don't eat sweets that much
@Bevsue (251)
• United States
14 Dec 06
KrauseHome, you mentioned that you work swing shift. This can be a factor in your diabetes control. It is more difficult to manage when your schedule changes all the time. Be sure your doctor is aware of this and if you see a nutritionist be sure to mention this. My husband had a very difficult time regulating his levels because of his weird schedule.
• Pakistan
15 Nov 06
no i am not !
• Pakistan
15 Nov 06
no i am not !
• Pakistan
15 Nov 06
no i am not !
• Philippines
15 Nov 06
Thank God i am not a diabetic. By God's grace i am healthy even though i am 42 yrs. old. I always eat vegetables and fish and chicken. I am aware of my eating habits. Even though i gain weights, i don't have illness.
@FlaKNMB (831)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Yes, I am diabetic. I also have muscular dystrophy, which works against the diabetes. It was impossible for me to control my blood sugar for a long time. My glucose was tested as high as 500 - and that was when I was following my diet to a T! An endocrinologist put me on mega doses of insulin and oral medicine which seemed to have shocked me system back into working order. I'm still taking oral meds but at half the dose I once was, and I no longer have to take insulin. Yeah! I have "significant" nerve damage and problems with circulation in my legs and feet due to both the diabetes and muscular dystrophy.
• United States
14 Nov 06
iam a diabetec before my weight loss surgery i was taking pills to control but now iam off the medicing and just have to keep an eye on it
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
10 Nov 06
Thank god I am not. If ever I will test positive. I will switch over to the leaves of Stevia reubidana for sweet taste, so that I maintain the level of sugar.