I'm a type2 diabetic; but i don't want to accept disease, is that bad?
i have been a diabetic for several years; but for some reason i don't want to accept it..i know when it flares up...i get worried..take the medicines..until i feel better..then i quit doing what i'm supposed...like all of a sudden i'm cured..does anyone else feel this way?????
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Diabetes is a disorder and not a disease. It is due the the hyperglycemia results from defects in insulin secretion,insulin action or both. The mainstay of controlling it is appropriate diet, optimization of body weight, and regular exercise complimented with drug therapy if necessary. Type 2 diabetes is closely related to life style. The diabetic who knows about his illness lives longest. Patient education regarding the diabetes is a must. Diabetes is a chronic disorder and in a long drawn battle as a diabetic you have to face many ups and downs. If you understand your disorder you can live a happy healthy life. Keep it under con troll and you need not worry about the diabetes. It is not bad as you think.
- xLv 51 decade ago
You are toastif you continue denial. Type 2 diabetics get their organs and circulation messed up faster than type 1's. This is because you are so resistant to change your ways. Type 2's are usually older and have some spare tires. You don't learn from an early age how you must tweak yoursself to live, like type 1's. By the time we're at a type's 2's typical onset age, we are old pros.
We all feel like diabetes is an injustice until we know how to use it to our advantage. If you learn to work the balancing act, you can fuel and power yourself better than most athletes.
I was doing great until I found out my insulin was discontinued. Now I have to adapt and retweak myself to a different type. I'll do it. I have to, or I'm toast.
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- 1 decade ago
Yes. I've been diabetic Type 11 for several years. Although I am thoroughly educated about it (leads to amputations, heart disease, stroke, blindness, etc) I just have an extremely difficult time sticking to exercise and diet long term. I just love desserts. Artificial sweeteners make me sick to my stomach. My a1c level when I go to the doctor is usually around 7 or 8 and my readings are frequently after exercise and dieting around 90 to 125. I have actually convinced myself that I don't have it and doctors just want to push drugs on you at the behest of the drug industry. I am considering psychotherapy.
- 1 decade ago
If you don't keep taking the medicine reagurlery alot of things can happen to you one is your kidneys can shut down. I will answer yes my husband to me the same thing back in 1999 he told me that since he took the medicine for a month he doesn't need it anymore and he just found out that he has alot of nerve damage and his heath went bad all of a sudden. Take the medicine even if you don't think you need it. Later you will be happy that you did.
- cruisingalongLv 41 decade ago
No one likes to accept they have a disease or cancer or anything bad. Education is worth a pound of cure. Exercise is one of the best things you can do. But stay away from swimming. ( My dad is diabetic too and said the Dr. told him that)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yes...I feel exactly the same way that you do. I am having much difficulty wrapping my mind around having this disease. I am not able to get my sugar under control and there are days when I do feel crappy. I use food to give myself highs and lows. My doctors keep yelling at me but I feel separated from it.
I hope you have better luck and a better attitude than I do.
- 1 decade ago
I think it is very common for people to "grieve" over their health situations (especially if they require a painful lifestyle change), and, subsequently, to live in a sort of denial, but you must realize that you are likely doing all kinds of damage to your body although you don't see it happening... don't you? The difference between someone "who takes their medicine" and someone who won't because just because they don't want to is maturity. It's time to grow up and be responsible for your life. Do your pancreas a favor and get serious about your health.