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What's the point

Hi, does anyone else feel the same, I just wonder if it's worth it taking all the pills injection watching diet, exercising and so on.

I just don't feel if it's doing any good, i don't feel any better, yesterday i didn't take any of my medicine at all, i drank alcohol and well didn't feel any worse for it.

I just get so fed up with not being able to do this do that, don't do this don't do that and so on.

people don't know what it's like being diabetic all they can see is nothing wrong with you nothing shows, that is until you start to have limbs removed or loose sight, don't understand how hard it is to get up in the morning feeling worse than what you did when you went to bed, being more tired, having a worse headache, feeling worthless so is it worth carrying on

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Hi Mike Sorry you feel so down and I can understand your lack of motivation, especially on your own. I have read lots of articles which say that Doctors now agree that following a certain way of eating can actually, through time, cure diabetes. type 2 I think. And do away with the need for medication. Could you perhaps Google it and see if the info can give you some motivation. A lot of it is ‘being sensible’, not any outlandish foods.

Dieting and exercising don’t show results overnight, as I well know, I’m back to square one again with my diet, but started again today and went to the gym.

Please try for your health’s sake and, much as I enjoy a G & T myself, alcohol is n9t the answer,

Good Luck

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mikeski, don't get discouraged, I know its easy to be. Ive been diabetic for over 13 years. It can be a little overwhelming sometimes, but think about what diabetise can do to your body if not taken care of. You could start off slow, stay away from the sweets, cakes, and all white bread, rice, potatoes. Give yourself substitutes, sugar free jello or pudding, whole grain bread, I like Dave's Bread, has lots of seeds and grains. Having a potato once in awhile won't kill you. Just eat in moderation. I hope this helps a little.

Donna

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diabetes is a metabolic disorder .care exercised will help mitigate suffering.all that is advised is for your saety and good health

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Hi Mileski1956, been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for 17 years now, yes I can understand you feeling down, many medics are now beginning to realise that depression can be a side effect of diabetes and can have a negative effect on a sufferers glucose control, especially when you work so hard at diet and exercise but then seem to end up going backwards. Completed a couple of courses with the OU (search for FutureLearn) a while back which i found helped me understand things a little better and has helped me tom deal with depression which I have suffered from for the last ten years. One was on diabetes itself which helped but the one that really hot the spot was one on mindfulness. Have a look at the web site, the courses are free and you never know you just might get a bit of inspiration from them. I am currently taken Prozac anti depressants bit am planning to be off them by this summer thanks to these couraes

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If you are Type 2, there is a lot you can do to alleviate your condition with diet, but you won't find the correct advice from the NHS. Remember first of all that diabetes is a failure of carbohydrate metabolism: your body literally cannot use carbohydrates for energy. The official advice to eat more of them is perverse at best.

Many diabetics have found a new lease of life by following low carbohydrate diets. Find yourself a doctor who knows how to talk you through the process (it's not as simple as just cutting out carbohydrates) and there's a good chance you'll be able to reduce or even eliminate your medication. Once your body has had a chance to recover from the carbohydrate onslaught that put you here in the first place, you'll be able to re-introduce a lot of those things you enjoy and dump the po-faced diet (which, as you're well aware, doesn't even work).

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