What if I give up...?

(flebeccaann) #42

Hey man,
I know diabetes can be so exhausting and frustrating at times. I’ve been where you are before and I know how that might feel. Yes, diabetes sucks and at times it’s too much to cope with, but there is so much to learn from it too. I’m Christian too and I’ve spent a lot of time being angry at God and asking why me. I found that being able to relate to others with diabetes made things better. So, continue to stay plugged into this community and if you ever need to rant, you can email me ralynch16@gmail.com or contact me here. I’ve been T1D for 15 years and it feels like forever ago that I was first diagnosed. Also, here’s a cool link that I like to check out when I’ve had enough of diabetes: https://collegediabetesnetwork.org/mental-health

(Eric) #43

Afrezza is the first FDA-approved inhalable insulin which is very fast acting and has a much shorter action than injectables.

Many diabetics who have switched to Afrezza reported dramatically improving their A1C (some dropping as much as 2 whole points).

There’s even a youtube video with a diabetic doing a glycemic challenge where he drinks 100g of sugar after inhaling Afrezza and continuously monitors his glucose throughout where it never goes above 140.

If you are having trouble with injections, you may want to look into it.

(karenchq) #44

Just ready your post and the bit about the diabetic candy is hilarious. There are a few people that I would like to offer the same candies to :slight_smile: There is one jerk in particular that would benefit from some candies just before she is slated to give a group presentation.

(Janice) #45

Supersam, just ran into you post, I have been a type 1 for 64 years been where you are a time or two, before Pumps came out, I taught my husband how to give injection, he is good and I didn’t have to do it… I have been on an Omni Pod for about 6 years, my reasoning was that I ran out of places to stick a needle and I am so allergic to my insulin that injections don’t work half the time, I’d find myself taking another injection because there was no proof that the first on worked… With a pump you have freedom, if you want to eat anything you can take as little as 1/10 of a unit of insulin without another injection. One injection (of the cannula) in 3 days is wonderful. Before my pump I thought I could start a new business as a personal lawn sprinkler, insert a hose and turn me loose, I have enough holes in me I could water a golf course while playing a round. I would not want someone to go through this but it is so much easier now that when I was diagnosed, besides it could be worse. Sanity may be overrated. Not to preach or say “look at me” but I died in 2000 after ankle surgery took me a while to recover after I came back, gone for 12 minutes, but I figure if I survived that then everything else is a piece of cake, joke intended… I enjoy life to the fullest and I am past (most of the time) why me. Had a discussion with the father, funny thing I never thought to ask why me, I had more things like why don’t you fix this and that, really railed and after I Wound down he asked “Why don’t you” meaning instead of me complaining I needed to get more involved, He sent me back with a list of things to do, every time I take one thing off the list another shows up. Sorry for the essay, and sanity is questionable. Ps: don’t try to change people just bless them and send them on heir way, ignorance you can fix, you can’t fix stupid and some people wouldn’t get it any way. Try to enjoy life and have a great day. Let me know if I can help. Bye Jan

(Jennifer) #46

Hello! Please don’t!!
This disease is a jerk yes, but we can’t give in to it. My 2 yr old is a new type 1, and I have to do everything for him. He takes 2 insulin and I even inject him at night also. It’s been a rough road and sometimes I find myself screaming because I feel like I can’t handle it. It’s constant!! And it’s even harder because he’s so little. But I tell myself to just keep fighting and rejoice in the hard work that’s paying off! Seeing him happy and feeling great is such a reward! You can do it! You will feel better when you grab a hold and do it!! That will make everything better!! We are all supporters here!! Good luck and please keep fighting!!!

(joe) #47

@Jenkap123 hi Jennifer, I hope you have all the resources you need and are aware that the JDRF may have local chapters where you can find more local live support. Also please don’t forget to take care of yourself - diabetes care giving is exhausting.

(SuperSam101) #48

@Jenkap123 I’m sorry to hear about your son. However, he will grow up not knowing any better than how he’s always lived. Meanwhile I have school nights where I cannot go to sleep because my sugar is going up… Then decides to go down again. My past week I have had to work twice the hours of normal school. All the while I’ve gotten to sleep at 12 to wake up at 6. I’d give up this disease for a missing finger probably. I want my vision back. I want my nice meals back. I want my weight back. I want my damn forsaken sanity back after all the trash I’ve been through. Then people still have the nerve to be like “oh you’ve got diabetes that’s pretty sh*t but”.

Like no bruh it’s awesome I wish you could have it too then you can also see how awesome it is watching yourself fade away (and u don’t mean in weight). My psychological health is pretty much stuck in the squalid Street outside my window.

I ramble yes?

Anyway I’m sorry about your son. Just make sure you share my opinion. If they just stopped hoarding the profits from insulin pens… Maybe we could all go back to being normal.

(Janice) #51

Hi SS how are you doing? Better I hope. Did you know that there are approx. 29.1 million Diabetics in the USA, think we could get all of them to read this topic? I sent an E-mail to the Pres. telling him how wrong it was for him to put Mr. Alex Azar in charge of HHS, he was pres. of Eli Lilly and he and the other two companies are the ones that decided to raise the price of insulin because “there will always be a need” also he has decided that my Omni Pod insulin pump should be put in the drug category, he doesn’t like It because it is tubeless, by doing that my new co-pay is $360 for 90 days, anyway I told him that there were 29.1 million diabetics that were potential voters that I didn’t think appreciated his actions…If I could get all 29.1 to e-mail the Pres. .we may have a chance of getting the priced dropped, I can hope, after all the MAN sent me back, this problem is probably on my list. I’ll quit complaining and plan my next course of action. Last Thurday. was my 73rd. birthday. and last Feb. was my 64 th anniv. of my diagnosis. and I am still getting into trouble. One of these days I’ll grow up and be responsible, just not today. I loved my CGM it gave me such a sense of peace knowing that if my numbers went nuts the alarm would go off, now since I don’t have my CGM I test my blood every 2-3 hours 24/7 because I no longer have any symptoms of highs or lows, hopefully I’ll be able to get my CGM back so that I can sleep all night, that’s my next goal after the pump problem gets fixed. Try to have a good day, week, month, year. You know where I am if you need to talk. Bye Jan

(SuperSam101) #52

Ok I see. I have that problem already, with not having high or low symptoms… So I’ve had this for two years. So ain’t that great. I can’t feel anything and I might have to be like this for 50 years. (I’m literally crying now).

(Leah T1D since 2001) #53

:heart:️:+1:t2: it’s the little victories in life that keep me going… that’s all that’s left.

(David) #54

I’ve been type one for 25 years… I hate it too. I have had three head on collisions. One person was hurt pretty bad in one of the collisions…I have been found numerous times down the road passed out. I flipped a boat over with three people in it And had to be rescued by a volunteer rescue group. They found us about 10 at night on a cold January night in the Delta. My wife has had to put glucose down me numerous times while I was unconscious…Something all type ones have to deal with… as far as your pity party get over it! I still do anything and everything I want to do …Only you can control your diabetes. As far as blaming God for not curing you… come on man get real! It’s 100% in your power to control this disease. 100% in your power. Do I need to repeat myself. It’s nobodies fault. Take control of your life and your diabetes. Sorry you won’t get me to subscribe to your pity party. You have to get mad and take control. It can be done. Am I the best type one diabetic?? Hell no! I do like the millions of other type ones…some are little children… I work at it daily… hourly… … so I don’t know what you want from this forum… you might need a good kick to jump start you into accepting your daily challenges and dealing with them. Only you can make a difference in your diabetes.


(SuperSam101) #55

I would not say 100% in my control. If it was I would not have it. I do blame god for it, because he is the cause of everything. I’m not looking for pity I am asking a genuine question. What if one day I just throw all my healthcare items like insulin, etc out the window and don’t inject and pretend to be normal. Perhaps I end up dead at a restaurant or in my car. At least I die a happy and free boy.

(SuperSam101) #56

No offense but how would you know what actually having it is like.you only experience the blood sugar and injection part. You aren’t experiencing the loneliness and ignorance I am. No one remembers me fore who I was and there is no one in my town and school with it. I am completely alone!

(joe) #57

You are only as alone as you want to be. Please do not attack people who reply to your overture for attention, and we should all nod to anyone who wants to be angry over this as it is their choice.

(joe) #58