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Diabetics with Depression


Diabetics with Depression

any diabetics who also suffer from the terrible disease of depression....this is the place where we can all help each other! If you need help now, DIAL 911

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If you need help now, DIAL 911

If you need someone to talk to, check out the Phone Numbers at Suicide Hotlines, United States Hotlines, and International Hotlines

If you are not in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, but need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please do not hesitate to call one of the following national suicide prevention lines:

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

You may call these suicide prevention numbers from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day. People are waiting to help you. Call a suicide prevention number right now if you need to. And always remember that it is never okay to act on your thoughts of suicide. Never. Again, call a suicide prevention number now if you need to.

Never act on your thoughts of suicide.

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Comment by Lynn V on June 8, 2011 at 5:56pm
Am struggling a bit right now. Have gotten to the point where I just don't care anymore. Went to dr on Monday am, AC1 was 6.7 which was up quite a bit. Haven't been taking meds like I should be so of course that makes a difference. Besides not caring I am using as excuses the ear infections in both ears (can't believe that I am dealing with that at my age..not had them as a kid and only a couple of times as an adult) and the hours I work--3 days a week 13 hours each day. Starting next weeh will be changing to mon-wed.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on June 8, 2011 at 5:12pm
I had major depression as a child, too, mnkid, first episode in the 5th grade. I've had diabetes for 20 years now. They are 2 conditions which do not play well together. I'm currently having a crisis -- I binged on carbs last week and ran my BG up to 345 before I finally forced myself to take some insulin. I'm managing at the moment, but the tears aren't very far away. I'm having suicidal thoughts, but not going to do anything about them. Taking care of diabetes is miserable when you really don't want to do anything. So I've relaxed my usual standards, and am eating more freely, under the condition that I WILL take my insulin in spite of urges to omit it, and just going to wait it out. It WILL go away -- it always does -- just a matter of time.
Comment by mnkid on June 8, 2011 at 7:44am
Hello. I'm a newbie here but not to DM or to Major Depression. Depression came first, as a child and it's followed me into middle age. Type II DM is rather new, only about five years out from diagnosis.
I'm learning that both conditions heavily impact the other. Uff da (that's a Scandahoovian expression). I look forward to being part of this group and wanted to say Hej!
Comment by Jan on May 31, 2011 at 5:35pm
You can do almost a mile? Hooray! That's a great accomplishment.

Judith, what is the reason for the cane? I don't know what happened to require it, but you may or may not have to succumb to it forever. There are specialized trainers out there who know how to work on the specific muscle set you need to walk your 2 miles again. Since we're only talking 2 years here (and not 2 decades), perhaps that's within your grasp....
Comment by Jan on May 30, 2011 at 10:42pm
Yes, Judith, I know. But my wish is usually to crawl under a blankie (it's more comfortable than a bush).

I've been putting more attention on my neighborhood walks lately, and it's helping a lot. I can't say that I'm ready to go out dancing, but my head is indeed a bit clearer.
Comment by Jan on May 30, 2011 at 10:29pm
Hi, Jeremy, and welcome. We're all here to listen to your story and share our own experiences. And we're sending virtual hugs.
Comment by Karen on May 30, 2011 at 5:13pm
Welcome Jeremy
Comment by Natalie ._c- on May 18, 2011 at 6:37am
Judith, about suicide -- I once had 5 distinct suicide plans, with no qualms or second thoughts. But then the thought came to me that the reason I'm here is to learn as much as I can, and suicide would be cutting that off early. So I gave myself permission to commit suicide when the time comes, but it ain't just yet. I now have only one suicide plan, and a decision as to when to use it: if I become so demented I can't take care of myself, or if I have cancer and the pain becomes untreatable. Neither of those seems likely in the foreseeable future, but it's a comfort to know I CAN do it.
Comment by Buffy Joseph on May 17, 2011 at 11:04pm
Judith, you are right there! I went the other way from you - I used to walk (even did a 1/2 marathon - 13.1 miles - 6 years ago!), but then knee/heel problems stopped that. Now I bike, and sometimes swim. I should get back to more swimming, particularly since I really enjoyed it!
Comment by Buffy Joseph on May 17, 2011 at 10:12pm
Jan, I'm glad you got out for a walk (even if it didn't help) and especially glad you managed to Skype with someone who understands what you are going through. It does take awhile to adjust to having diabetes (both physically & mentally), so give yourself some time to do so.

Lynn, your last sentence says it all "You are not alone". Thanks for sharing your understanding with Jan.

Judith, good for you for plodding when you have to. I have never been suicidal (I just have no energy to do anything, or I have panic attacks), but I think it takes a lot of strength to keep going when you feel that way.

Not related to depression or diabetes: I've started biking this spring. I go very slowly, and a friend said she considers that she runs on "turtle power". I decided that must mean I run on "snail power". I'm pretty darn slow. :)

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