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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Books for Depression

Started by Craig Le Fevre. Last reply by JaninaWalker Feb 5. 3 Replies

I really want to kill myself

Started by mystery rose. Last reply by Linda G Nov 12, 2013. 21 Replies


Started by Rashard. Last reply by twiddlemthumbs Nov 5, 2013. 2 Replies

Emotional Exercise.

Started by Judith. Last reply by Coliath Aug 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Difficulty with feeling like a failure...

Started by pastrygurl. Last reply by pastrygurl Aug 22, 2013. 9 Replies

Sick and tired of being sick and tired!

Started by Hannah Hamlin. Last reply by Juice21 Aug 13, 2013. 8 Replies

Sleep Anyone?

Started by Carly. Last reply by rayray May 22, 2013. 1 Reply

My life-----Help

Started by Melissa Brach. Last reply by Buffy Joseph Apr 27, 2013. 7 Replies

i hate this

Started by rayray. Last reply by rayray Apr 24, 2013. 4 Replies

Hey Everyone! I need some help.

Started by Hanbanan. Last reply by rayray Apr 21, 2013. 3 Replies

and 12 steps too

Started by Greg Ascher. Last reply by Baby Peanut Feb 14, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by Carly. Last reply by Carly Dec 3, 2012. 2 Replies

Is it wrong to want to start back on Prozac?

Started by PJ. Last reply by Natalie ._c- Nov 17, 2012. 8 Replies

depression comes from low carb diet and/or lack of estrogen?

Started by yumbittersugar. Last reply by yumbittersugar Oct 30, 2012. 8 Replies

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Comment by Brea on October 2, 2011 at 7:13am
venting time....im 15wks pregnant im type 1 diabetic and my husband is in iraq until june. this is our first child and i never thought it would be so hard especially with my best friend and support gone across the world fighting a war. no one seems to understand and i dont blame them its hard to grasp your head around it all. its frustrating and i cry alot and i dont want that to effect my baby. on top of all of that my mom and i arent talking. as a little girl i thought my mom would be there but its just not a good time. my sister is also pregnant but we arent close and she lives across the country. its been hard not having the girls in my family love and support but my in-laws have been amazing! i would be a hot mess without them. im going to start taking yoga to help me calm down a little and get through each day and each month. thanks for listening....
Comment by Janice on September 29, 2011 at 8:11am
Thanks for everyone's b-day wishes. I appreciate it!
Comment by Janice on September 25, 2011 at 4:33pm
Thanks for your advice everyone.!
Comment by Kasi on September 25, 2011 at 2:10pm
Join my group-- Positive Diabetes
Comment by Chaplain ET on September 21, 2011 at 10:18pm
Latvian Chick: May I ask what a "lightbox" is? I've been a Chaplain for 20 years, and been in the military, but I've never heard of one of those. I'm thinking it is a light that simulates sunshine, to help the winter blahs go away. To be personal for a moment, I am married, but there are times when I even feel depressed, even though I have helped people out with THEIR problems for years! If I start thinking of all the medical things that have happened to me, and the disabilities that I now endure, I have a really bad time, too. I just have to turn off my mind, and listen to some good choral works, or symphonies, to work my mind back to where it should be. Maybe you can try that... Chaplain ET.
Comment by musichopin on September 21, 2011 at 1:37pm
i all suggest to eat flax seed a tea spoon per day in order to relax :)
Comment by latvianchick on September 21, 2011 at 12:57pm
I am really going through a bad one at the moment. Rarely cry, but in the last 4 days I have rarely stopped! Have a feeling it is seasonal and have been blessed by a man from church who has given me a lightbox for nothing. I had only posted a question on facebook to ask if anyone used them and if they are any good? Would be interested to hear from others on here if they have helped.
I know that many people with depression withdraw, but the problem with me is that I need to be around people and the hardest times for me are Sunday afternoons when I am alone between church services.
Comment by Buffy Joseph on September 21, 2011 at 12:32pm

I agree with Natalie - give yourself time. Also, is there anyone (a doctor, family member, friend) who can explain to your sister that depression is normal? Are you talking to someone (doctor, etc) about how your really feel? I understand that you don't want to talk to your sister about it, but you also shouldn't have to deal with your fears and feelings all alone.

Finally, good for you for posting here.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on September 21, 2011 at 11:44am
Janice, 5 weeks is surely not enough time to fully recover from a transplant, even though getting a transplant might be a good thing. Your body has been through a terrible shock from the surgery, and all your hormones are probably pretty screwed up from the physical stress, and it also needs to get used to the new drug regimen. So I don't think it's at all unreasonable for you to be depressed. It's like, you've been through the wars. Please give yourself time, pamper yourself, and let yourself recover. One day at a time. And ask your sister to have patience with you -- when your body and brain have recovered, things might look a lot better to you. I'll be thinking of you!
Comment by Janice on September 21, 2011 at 7:39am
I commend everyone in this group for talking about depression, because I think it's more common than most people think.

I've been suffering from severe depression for the past few months. I don't feel I should be depressed though, as my sister just gave me a new kidney and I had a transplant about five weeks ago. She told me the only thing she wants in return is for me to be happy and healthy, which is understandable. The problem is that I don't think she understands that complications from type 1 diabetes happen all the time. I feel like I can't fully live up to her expectations, as my eyesight has depleted and I get ear aches all the time now. I'm worried that I'm going to lose both my hearing and eyesight, yet I don't want to tell her that. I'm trying to be happy, but the immunosuppressive drugs I'm on often lead to depression.

I feel less than human at the moment, and I wish I didn't have to feel like this. I feel repulsive and undesireable, because my body and spirit have changed so much and I don't seem to know who I am anymore.

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