I feel guilty that I am alive and continue to be a burden to the people I love. They all deserve so much better.
I truly believe the world would be a better place without me.
Diabetes and all the side effects render me a useless waste of space.
If they love you, just think how bad they would feel if you weren't with them. Hang in. Things will get better. I had this feeling for a while, recently, and things got a lot better. Now that it is Summer, your body will probably feel better and more lively! Just breathe and live on the inside, not the outside(: <3
I do not have diabetes; both my children do. So, from the point of view of someone who, YOU feel, would be be burdened: I tell you to please don't feel that way. The world would be a very sad place without those two extraordinarily brave young men, my life would be so empty without them. Diabetes is now part of them, me and that is the way it is. Guilt should not even be part of the love equation. Love is unconditional, forever and never a burden.
Take care of yourself, maintain the best control you can, have a great life for you and for the people you love so that love lives on for a really, really long time. We need a lot of love in this crazy world.
I have definitely felt this way before. I try to bring purpose to my life by contributing to others' lives. Sometimes I feel like I am doing a good job of it, other times I do not. I have to remind myself that it is the small things I do for others (kind words, messages of hope, etc) that can make a difference. Please do not give up on life.... make it your mission to find things that make you feel happy and worthwhile.
I also know that we all need the help of professionals from time to time. If you are feeling helpless, please talk to your doctor and consider seeing a mental health professional. It is also worth the effort to find the right professional and the right treatment. If what you are trying now is not working, try something else! You are worth it. I have been there before and looking back on it, I am glad I did not give up and found the help I needed. It was not easy to admit that I needed help, but you are taking the first step by reaching out to your friends on Tudiabetes!
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