diet, food, lifestyle, stress, type 1 diabetes

Type 2 and the New Beauty Definition

Should being heavier be acceptable in society? I’ve noticed it is a pushing issue right now that women accept their bodies. Stretch marks, C-section scars and being heavier are all becoming more and more acceptable.

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I have to say, the notion of heavier women being acceptable is troubling. The battling issue in my mind is are we as a society saying that being overweight and unhealthy is okay by accepting being heavy? My main concern here, is more type 2 diabetics.

As you might have read, I am battling all kinds of health concerns. I don’t wish diabetes on anyone and hope others that know me feel that they should make strides in trying to avoid getting type 2 diabetes.  Although type 1 and type 2 are not the same, type 2 still involves having a toll done on your body and perhaps taking insulin by needle (hopefully all you need is a pill or two). This doesn’t make type 2 diabetes any less serious in my eyes. You. Don’t. Want. It.

Are we saying type 2 diabetes is okay? Being unhealthy is okay? Are we just accepting that our nation is unhealthy and therefore we should just throw our hands in the air, saying it’s okay? OR are we simply saying different body types are okay as long as they are healthy? Is it empowering?

What are your thoughts?

 

autoimmune disorder, stress

“It’s never lupus.”

original It would be awesome if everyone got a bunch of different kinds of doctors together, ran tests, discussed and singled out an illness together. Just sit them down in a room, give them some Starbucks and watch them go do their thing. It’s a shame the healthcare world doesn’t do that. It would make my life easier.

The nearly all the tests my allergist ran came back. Some things on the tests were unordinary. Component C3 is what I think she said caused alarm. I now have been passed on to a rheumatologist or doctor that deals with immune problems. Oh yeah- I just may have an autoimmune disorder like I speculated.

Like several people speculated, actually. In particular, the word lupus has been thrown around.

That is where we stop- or should I say begin?

 

 

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Waiting…. and waiting….

Well the test result came back. I just can’t read them. So I’m waiting to hear from my allergist.

16u1qhNaturally, I looked up what all these tests that were done on me looked for and what the results could mean. Googled it all. You really shouldn’t do that, by the way. It made everything worse. I still have no answer but I could have everything from an infection to be dying of cancer to absolutely nothing wrong. Curse you google- letting me ponder that I have something serious going on.

I suspect whatever I have is obviously not a good thing.

Or do I have anything wrong at all?

And I have to wait until tomorrow.

lifestyle, stress, type 1 diabetes

Oh, so it’s not Diabetic related?

I spoke to another older type 1. I learned a thing or two and something came as a shocker. Some things I thought were just my diabetes were not at all diabetic related.

  • gaining weight for no reason
  • inability to lose weight
  • random allergies and the sudden appearance of new ones
  • high white blood cells count

 

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Now I will say this: I AM SCARED. I am scared for whatever my body is doing this time. I shouldn’t have googled autoimmune disorders, but I was curious. Everyone is telling me I just have allergies not yet discovered. But what are they this time?

I already have had a lot of foods taken from me. I’m allergic to garlic and onion. I’m allergic to fruit and veggies not cooked (birch-wood allergy). Then allergic to soy too. I also don’t eat plain nuts just for safety. But I’ve discovered I’m allergic to sensitive teeth toothpaste and now all of a sudden I’m allergic to deodorant. Many antibiotics I can’t have either (this really makes doctors nervous of me even more). Every new food or product or medicine I try I fear I’ll be allergic to.

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I am finally going to just go and see an allergist and get testing done. I guess if something further is wrong- I’ll give it to God because Lord, I cannot deal with another illness.

Me and this other type 1 talked for two hours.  Her conclusion is seeing more doctors to get to the bottom of things needed to happen. I’ve kinda known this to be true all along, just no one ever brought it to my attention. I didn’t know what to do.

So this is another thing I must trust God with. I’ll make myself a nervous wreck if I try and control what’s wrong. I can’t control it anyway. Whatever it may be, it is already in my body. I can do this. I already have type 1 diabetes, right?

 

 

 

insulin, stress, type 1 diabetes

The Lord and Diabetes

This is a hard topic for me. Many bad things have happened in my life that I got angry with God for. Diabetes wasn’t one of them.

I honestly did not curse God or anything like that. I didn’t have long prayers saying to Him why me or asking why he chose to do this to me. I finally got the picture. I got the point. Do you know that song with that line “Jesus take the wheel?” It’s like that. I am learning to give up control.

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Today, I saw my endocrinologist. I am doing what I am supposed to. Testing, taking insulin, working out. . . .My body, however, is not responding like it should. I still have high blood sugars that are dangerous. I admitted to the fear of having a low blood sugar. The fear of going into a coma, stroke, or death doesn’t seem strange, now does it? It’s my life. So do I live in constant fear or allow God to deal with it?

 

 

lifestyle, stress, type 1 diabetes

Reblog from MakeItUltra: 5 Benefits of Journaling

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been frustrated, angry and wanted to lash out about my illness. I didn’t ask for this, why won’t this work and blah blah blah! I’m part machine now! I’m so tired of this! This is embarrassing! Well, I worked on finding outlets for all that.

One of them is a journal. Cliche as it is, I decided to destroy a journal and write all over it- page by page. I let everything flow out. Sometimes I draw happily or other times I write in anger. Anything really goes. I’ve stuck stickers on it and torn it. I’ve tried to use it to remotivate myself, which is a huge issue with diabetes. It stays by my bed, ready to use when I feel like it.

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Follow this link to read about the benefits of journaling:

Written by Caitlyn K., MA. (USA) Founder of: Living Without Limits Every therapist always has the same advice: keep a journal. We hear the advice so often, that we often dismiss it as meaningless. However, journaling can be very powerful and healing. Five Benefits of Journaling include (but are not limited to): 1. Externalizing your story […]

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