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Diabetics with AD/HD (hyperactivity welcome but not required)


Diabetics with AD/HD (hyperactivity welcome but not required)

Am I the only one?

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2014

Diabetes Forum

Type 2 with ADHD combined type

Started by DressyFemme. Last reply by JenJen777 Mar 18, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi, I'm a 43 yr old female living with type 2 diabetes and ADHD combined type (inattentive and hyperactive). ADHD has played a huge role in my being able to take proper care of my diabetes. When you…Continue

hello all

Started by dishers. Last reply by dgzee Mar 7, 2014. 6 Replies

I am an adult with ADD have had it all my life, grade 6 they put me on ritalin, did not go well, then in college was on it, have not been on it since. I found if I keep my sugars normal and have a…Continue

Discovering Edward (Ned) M. Hallowell

Started by dgzee. Last reply by dgzee Mar 7, 2014. 2 Replies

Twenty or so years ago, I wasn’t familiar enough with ADHD to realize I had it myself. But my (then) husband had recently been diagnosed.…Continue

Tags: harvard_business_review, doctors_with_adhd, adhd_diagnosis, attention_defecit_disorder, uncommunicative_husbands

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Comment by Soren Fan on November 8, 2014 at 12:00am

Hi Mario, Hi everyone, I'm 53 and I was diagnosed with ADD a few years back. The diagnosis helped me feel better and understand why just taking care of everyday things seemed so challenging to me. I'm still learning how to live with ADD and I worry that my inability to handle day to day matters will make it really hard to adjust to taking care of my diabetes. I like someone's suggestion about designing rituals and also trying to keep things novel and exciting. Maybe I can get different colors of blood glucose meters? :P Anyhow, thanks for your comments.

Comment by Mario on October 6, 2014 at 6:53pm

Hi everyone. I have 39 years old and was diagnosed with ADD last years at 38 years old. I was never hyperactive and even with a lot of work and efforts (more than others) I still succeed in school. I start to had suspicions when we though my son may had ADD. While filling lot of questionnaires for my son in the process of the diagnostic, I recognize a lot of symptoms for myself. I saw my doctor for that and receive a diagnostic of ADD for myself. This answered a lot of questions and gives my answers to many thing that happens in my life. Glad to found a group of ADHD.

Comment by dgzee on July 28, 2014 at 9:49am
Welcome Jessica! Nice to meet you...
Thanks for joining the group and taking time to introduce yourself.
Comment by dishers on July 28, 2014 at 5:46am

Welcome jesikabeth and welcome

Comment by jesikabeth on July 28, 2014 at 1:29am

Hello, I'm Jessica. I'm 34 y/o. Diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type when I was 25 *waves hello*

Comment by dgzee on March 10, 2014 at 7:45pm
Hey there JenJen! Nice to meet you and thanks for joining our group. :) I'm Dawn. Usually I don't even capitalize it.

I'm not physically hyperactive either. But my brain moves a little faster than non-adhders are typically expecting. Now that I have a better understanding of how my brain processes info (as opposed to the "normal" folks whoever they are.. Grin) I've learned to pay more attention to it and adjust my stride for whoever I'm communicating with. That said, until I "got" that part of the equation, it was pretty confusing to me why some people found it so difficult to understand my message and/or my strengths.

I am, and will always be though, a work in progress.

Take care & let me know if there's anything you'd like to see happen. Strictly informal at this point.

Comment by JenJen777 on March 10, 2014 at 2:08pm

Oh I love Tudiabetes, especially since there are groups like this. I'm not hyperactive, but I am ADD.

Comment by dgzee on October 10, 2012 at 8:38pm

@tjproko: Thanks for the note. I hear you.

Makes me want to form a list of the similarities and differences between coping with diabetes (either type i guess, although i too am type I) and with AD/hD.

I was diagnosed with Diabetes as a child, but it wasn't until i was an adult that i realized i also have AD/hD and began looking at different ways of coping more effectively with it.

Comment by tjproko on March 18, 2012 at 3:42am

Type 1 daibetes, is an anxiety producing state of being. So is ADHD. What is worse, is that there are are18 million undiagnosed adults with ADHD, that do not know it, and are still battling the unknowns or misunderstandings of others, only because they came from a time when this was never considered. Lazy , stupid, slow, off the wall, etc was the catch phrase. Speed brains withouf filters or boundaries would have been a more positive input.

Consequently, high divorce rates, depression, and a host of other disorders are sometimes approached, and even then, the undiagnosed ADD/HD is never really brought out into the light.

Comment by dgzee on January 27, 2012 at 3:23pm

Hello Garethc! I'm glad you're here. Tell me a little about yourself, if you'd like.


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