Trying To Change My Life New Here

Hello I am new here but I am not new to diabetese. I was diagnosed when I was 20 I am now 40 and still in complete denial until a few weeks ago when I guess my medication decided to not want to work. I work in the medical field and know all the bad things that happen to people that do not take care of themselves. I am ready for change. I havea wonderful husband that is supportive and we just got married 10/9/10 and I want to be around a long time with him. I am over weight and need badly to change that too so we are starting weight watchers this weekend.. I found this site in my book I just got today in the mail All You. I believe that everything happens for a reason so I know I needed this book. So I am asking for any helping advise from anyone. I plan on seeing a new Endo Dr Monday to start getting my life on track wish I would have started a long time ago...

Lissa
Posted about 8 years ago
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Congradulations on your nuptials. I applaud you for being able to actually admit that you have been in denial. Its okay sometimes denial our way of coping with things.As long as you take the steps going foward to correct he damage that has been done already is all that matters. I wish you much success with your new life changes.
Posted about 8 years ago
Thank You tsmithwa I am trying really hard to do the right things and stay on track as much as I possibly can....... Hope all is well with yourself also..
Thank You
Lissa
Posted about 8 years ago
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Hi Lissa!

You were a beautiful bride - congratulations on your new life as a MRS! :)

I also want to congratulate you on taking the right steps to get things under control. Endocrinologists are invaluable at this but just remember 1 thing - YOU are the only one who truly knows what will work for you and what won't, so don't be afraid to question anything your endo tells you! I've been on a pump for 10 years and I've left every endo who told me I didn't have the intelligence to program it myself.

I'm 42 and have had T1 since I was 10 months old. When I was a child I saw endo's at Duke University Hospital and they kept trying to make me see nutrionists. I was only about 8 when I finally refused to see the nutritionists anymore because I thought they really had no idea what it was like to be me. hee hee. My mom still laughs to this day about my "revolt." I too have weight issues and am trying to lose weight. My problem is I eat healthy but I absolutely DESPISE to exercise so the weight isn't coming off. We have a Wii Fit that I've been trying to use and I also like to play my son's Just Dance game.

Anyway, my biggest piece of advice is trust yourself and enjoy your new life!

Blessings! Tiffany
Posted about 8 years ago
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Hi Lissa,
Congratulations on your wedding! You look so happy. I wish you lots of happiness.

I have been a diabetic since I was 12 and I am 40 now. I am also trying to get healthy & lose weight so that I can live a long life. I have a 5 year old grandson that makes me want to be a better person. I don't want him to see grandma not be able to run after the ball or take a walk around the park with him.

I joined a wonderful gym called Plannet Fitness. If you have to go to a gym its not all that bad. Lots of cardio machines and tvs on each of them so I can kinda zone out and not think about the dreaded exercise. Now it is not as hated as before.

Hope that you have a great endo - I do and he is so helpful.

One day @ a time.

The future depends on what you do t=in the present.

Kathleen
Posted about 8 years ago