Cops are not Invincible!


#1

I used to think I was until I was diagnosed with diabetes in Mar. 2007. Now What??!!


#2

Well, diabetes isn’t a death sentence either! I would be far more scared to be a cop myself.

Diabetes (IMHO) has a lot of elements you can control. You can’t always predict what your blood sugar will do, but if you start counting how many carbohydrates are in your meals, and testing 2 hrs after, you can figure out what foods raise your blood sugar more, and then either avoid them or eat a smaller portion of them. It’s work at the beginning, of course, but it does turn into a routine.

And of course, remember you’re not alone and there are plenty of people going through the same thing that are willing to offer aid and support.


#3

Now you need to get all the information and education about diabetes that you can get, you need to develop a solid network of medical professionals (family doctor, endocrinologist, cardiologist, eye-doctor) and… realize none of us are invincible (not even before we were diabetics) but, like Laura very well said, we are not alone in this and diabetes is no longer a death sentence.

There’s a world of challenges ahead but also a world of opportunities!

Welcome, man! Welcome…


#4

I thank you both for your responses and your concerns. The thing with me has alway been that I’ve hated to not be in control of what’s going on with me. I am not a control freak by a long shot. But when there is a problem with me and I can’t solve it, I tend to become frustrated. With the advice from this site and my team of Docs, I hope to get this thing beat. But please alllow me to vent until that’s done.

Thanks again


#5

hey eric, i kind of agree with what you say. except that i am a borderline control freak and get frustrated when i can’t solve things. i’m quite new to this too, but yeah i know i’ll beat this. so will you (: cheers!


#6

Hi Eric: I was diagnosed with Type 2 in 5/06. I was in shock, and then depressed. After I started losing weight did I sense that I was controlling my diabetes. Feel free to vent.