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Do you feel that diabetes has ruined your life ?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by HICHAM_T2, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone and everybody

    In fact I sometimes i feel that diabetes has ruined my life

    I ask myself why I am ?

    Is it a matter of luck ? Or is it inevitable ? Or I was not on the right track


    Are several questions

    What about you dear? Do you feel what I feel?
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Quite the opposite! I had ignored my health, especially my increasing weight for many more years than I care to count. I’ve lost over five stone (over 32kgs) since diagnosis and feel so much better. I didn’t realise how poorly I was feeling til I felt better. Every cloud :happy:
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    There are many worse conditions than diabetes .... I know, I've had a couple of them.
    Diabetes made me focus on my health and take responsibility for it. It motivated me to lose a lot of weight enabling me to feel good and to buy lovely clothes instead of tents.

    I look on it as a blessing.
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    At first I was devastated but not for myself, I worried for my sons. What had I possibly passed onto them and to my grandchildren, how would they cope if I were to die? So many worries.
    It will soon be one year since my diagnosis of T2 and with all that I have learned from the members here I no longer have those worries and my health has improved greatly.

    Did I do something wrong? Certainly not, there is no blame attached to this condition. Bad luck? Possibly, but there is no point on dwelling on luck.

    Hope for the future? Yes! And more importantly I am more hopeful about the future health of my family as knowledge filters down to them.
     
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  5. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic weight loss! Well done.
     
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  6. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to echo @Rachox and @Bluetit1802 . I am far more healthy than I was even 6 months ago. I have lost 3 stone, I can walk for hours effortlessly (well apart from my poor old knees complaining) I savour my food now rather than stuffing tasteless rubbish in my face as quickly as I can, and I have so much more energy. I'm buying new clothes all the time as I go down a size, and I feel good in my clothes. I currently have 2 carrier bags full of 'tents' waiting to go to a charity shop. This is the happiest I have been for years. I just wish I had been diagnosed earlier!
     
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  7. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm losing weight is the worst thing for me

    I had to change my clothes
    I agree with you that I have become more interested in my health
     
  8. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sometimes rather irritated by it especially because the insulin and definitely not my diet which has made me put on weight since "diagnosis"
     
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  9. Craigh82

    Craigh82 Type 1 · Member

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    I became diabetic nearly a year ago through illness. It sucks being diabetic but just accepted it and got on with it. I'm on the libre now and it's taught me alot about my diabetes. I eat what I want I don't follow a diet I just limit my intake of rubbish food and take more insulin.
     
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  10. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Nope. It changed my life, but my life is not ruined.
     
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  11. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Diabetes was a kick in the bum and a big wake up call for me.

    I was a very healthy athlete until I lost control of my binge eating of all rubbish and unhealthy foods that I ballooned to almost 15 stones!

    Now I’m back to 11.5 stones, feel great and an HBA1C of “38” (Feb 2018).

    The Consultant endocrinologist said I actually “reversed” my diabetes and now in remission!

    Now that is a big fight back against diabetes so never ever give up!!!

    I have now become more focused on healthy living, responsible and disciplined with myself for a longer, healthier and a brighter future!
     
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  12. ExtremelyW0rried

    ExtremelyW0rried Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
    It makes me anxious every second of every day and I check my blood sugar every hour and a half in the night so I will never get a full night's sleep again. I cannot enjoy eating anything. I cannot go abroad. I am tired all the time and I am permanently on edge.
     
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  13. eggs11

    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosis has been a turning point for me, I am now looking after myself much better and my health is improving, which it wasn't before on many repeated low fat diets, which I persisted with even though I was gaining weight every year. Having to deal with my diabetes is making me take the bull by the horns and be determined to have a healthy life.
     
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  14. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Most definitely not. With hindsight it's the best thing that could have happened to me. I most definitely would not be the person I am today if it wasn't for my partner in crime aka diabetes.
     
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  15. CL_in_NZ

    CL_in_NZ I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely no. I struggled with it at first (I am 48 and was barely overweight and ran regularly so it was a big surprise). I am managing it through diet now and I can honestly say I am healthier now by any measure then I have been in years. And I thought I was in pretty good shape a year ago! I feel great and now know my body doesn't deal well with carbs. If i watch them I can manage this and that is what I will do.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    Diabetes has, t changed my life but bipolar has
     
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  17. HICHAM_T2

    HICHAM_T2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think age is a key factor in this

    Someone who eats and drinks what he wants in his life may have lived a lot I think not the same!
     
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  18. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    No, for me it's a mild nuisance.
     
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  19. eventhorizon

    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not ruined but I'm sure diabetes didn't make it any better.
     
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  20. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Getting a true in depth diagnosis and gaining the knowledge necessary to control my condition, has saved my life, not changed it!
    Me, myself and I changed my lifestyle to suit my body and how it works.
    That knowledge, which a lot of was garnered on this forum helped me decide which course of action to change my life and my future health.
    If not for my endocrinologist, I don't believe that I would be here now!
    I am now in perfect health thanks to a very low carb lifestyle!
    Being proactive instead of reactive (sorry!) Is always a better alternative!
     
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