i also face the same.... but whenever it happens i just try to divert my thoughts by either listening to music or by reading joel osteen books or simply listening to his sermons..... it works a lot.... we have no other option so lets face the reality.... :)
As I read your words it sadden me that you are so young and are not seeing yourself first as a beautiful women who has diabetes.... I have been a juvenile diabetic for 45yrs
I am healthy and look half my age(so I'm told) there is so much better technology now. I have achieved in my life a master in social work , two marriages , and two children. I was told 30 yrs ago not to have children..my best advice for you is to not let your diabetes define who you are it is just what you have!
Sometimes, yes, I am fed up with it, nat. Sometimes I just want my diabetes to go away. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's ok to be sad about my diabetes as long as I don't quit doing the things I need to do to take care of myself, like taking my insulin or checking my sugar. Being sad doesn't mean that I'm not strong enough or that I'm doing a bad job taking care of myself. I'm allowed to be sad. Getting with an understanding friend and just talking about what's going on and how I feel and why helps me a lot. Talking through things (or writing about them) helps me to put them into perspective.
Its hard to be optimistic and I feel for you. My husband for yrs was a "good diabetic" and kept good care of himmself. In spite of it all after 30 some yrs, he is now on dialysis. We'd like to give up too and say the hell with it, but hes still persivereing and going on with the dialysis and all. Maybe a ways down the road he can give up, he is only 58, but for now I think he is still plugging on trying to deal with dialyis and its own restrictive diet and fluid restrictions as well as a diabetic diet. I'd like him to live a while longer, but its awfull at times. He has not been asked about being on a transplant list, and has been told his only dialysis option is having it done at a dialysis center for 3 days a week, 4 hrs at a time. So far he has been able to still work and work his schedule around the dialysis treatment. What do you think would help you feel more optimistic? I'd like to help you find something so you can stick it out.
there,s much worse conditions, at lease we have treatments, type 1 for 37 years.
Thought I would let you know I'm very well (even the whole depression thing is gone) thank u all for help xx
so nice to here from you! depression can be a bugger but there is ALWAYS the road up from the road down so glad you have made it to the other side, always have hope girl, you are not alone and putting feelings down good or bad can sometimes help you sort through and see where you need to go. best wishes! amy
Glad to hear you came out of your funk, and also that you shared the good news. If you hadn't, this discussion would have easily slipped by my radar (I'm always late to the tu party).
There's a wealth of great support in this discussion already, but I'm curious to know what positive steps you've made in the last 8(?) months to be out on the other side again?
Well I just I don't know it just went away or I'm not thinking about it all as much but happy the way it is for now xx and was way too busy analyzing my life - at uni everyday. I think because I'm busy I don't have time for over thinking stuff x