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Re: [IP] tired


Tracy said it well. I have been a diabetic 45 years now. When I have one
of those days I count my blessings. Some days it is harder to find the
positive things in your life, but if you look hard enough they are there.
We all have days when we are tired of being a diabetic. This is so common
it has a label; "diabetic burnout". The key is not to let it keep you down
for long. 

Tracy's is right, the level of care and tools available for management
have improved immensely. I remember the days of no blood glucose meters,
boiling glass syringes and taking one injection of Regular and Lente per
day. Things have certainly changed for the better! Having my pump is my
version of a cure. It has given me so much freedom.

Take care,


On 6/15/11 12:27 PM, "tracy hustedde" <email @ redacted> wrote:

>I go through this as well.  I am 42 and was diagnosed when I was ten.  I
>find the older I get the more juggling I have to do with the diabetes and
>the more frustrated I get with it.  When I go through periods of wanting
>give up and be "normal", I first have a good cry and then I think of the
>early years with the disease and how it was impossible to control it with
>the type of insulin's and having to pee on a stick to see if you had sugar
>in your urine or the needles that felt like they were made for an animal
>they were so big.  Wow!  have we come a long way since then!  Your not
>Sue, we all go through this and have to feel sorry for ourselves for a bit
>and then shake ourselves off and keep going!  Hope you have a better day!
>On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 6:46 AM, Sue Leferson
><email @ redacted>wrote:
>> What do you do when you wake up some days and are just totally tired of
>> being diabetic and feel like you can't do it anymore?
>> Sue
>> On October 15th, I will be walking to STOP diabetes.  If you can, please
>> help me reach my goal by supporting me for this year's Step Out: Walk to
>> STOP Diabetes. Please go to my Web Page at
>> <http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Sue> http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Sue
>> click on "Click Here to Sponsor Me"  Complications of diabetes KILLED my
>> dad
>> in March this year; don't let this happen to YOUR loved ones.
>> Thank you!
>> .
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