What do you say to friends who tell you that diabetes can be cured and they feel you do not need pills, pumps, injections, etc.? I've had diabetes for 7 years. My friends have never approached me before about my diabetes being "curable". They offer stories about people who have beaten diabetes by changing their diet. I feel like they need to be supportive of my struggles. What do I say in defense? Thanks.View Thread
You definitely are right. I live in a seniors' community and I am sick of listening to every ones' health problems. Believe me, we all have health problems. I was referring to close friends being harsh about my diabetes: blaming me for diabetes. I think you are right though, and I will try to keep my diabetes management to myself.View Thread
Great answers. Thanks all. One of my friends suggested I find a very specific diet that "works", such as eating 3 ounces of meat & 2 veggies and repeating the same meal every day and not straying. She drinks Ensure rather than eat 2 of her meals, and I think that is what she thinks will work for me. I feel my friends are angry with me for not beating diabetes. They don't appreciate the struggle. I try to appreciate other peoples' problems with drugs or alcohol but somehow these seem to be accepted as genuine problems whereas I am blamed for having the problem.View Thread
Can anyone give me some of the pros and cons of a pump? They are so expensive, I want to make sure one would be a good fit for me. I am a type 2 - insulin dependent. Sugars usually in pretty good shape, but occasional spikes to the 270's. Thanks for any help.View Thread
I am so sorry to hear about your transplant, but I hope it is successful for you. I hope you don't mind a question about it, Is your diabetes cured? Sorry I don't know too much about transplants.
Thank you very much for replying. It looks like it is all positive. I don't have a problem with wearing it, if it is helpful. My sugars are not crazy out of control ( morning 90-170's - usually 130's; later occasionally higher) A1C a 7.5, but I have been very stressed out with my husband's health and death in Dec. It has already gone down a .1. Did you start when your A1C's were higher? Did A1C's really improve? My last doctor recommended I NOT get a pump, this new one suggested it herself. I did not care for the old doctor, who NEVER checked my feet, or heart, in fact she was into sitting across the room and commenting ($300.00 a visit). I did not stay with her very long. Do you think it helps with vision?