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Re: [IP] tired



Bob,

Well said!  Things have come a very long way in my 54 yrs with this disease.
I am thankful each and everyday I am able to still be alive and reasonably
well.
Pumping has made a huge difference in my life.

Pat




On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Robert Scott <email @ redacted>wrote:

> Sue,
>
> 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,
>
> Bob
>
>
> On 6/15/11 12:27 PM, "tracy hustedde" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> >Sue
> >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
> >to
> >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
> >alone
> >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
> >>and
> >> 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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