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 Brea on October 4, 2011 at 9:45am
thanks everyone for the support and uplifting words. ive decided to get the pump which should come in today so i hope that helps a little. my husband also said he may come home before june which would be a HUGE blessing! i know its just as hard on him to be away. im trying to have a positive attitude and keep myself busy. the tears mostly come at night when im by myself but its ok to cry. hope yall have a great week!
Comment by Chaplain ET on October 2, 2011 at 9:56pm
For the girls on this group: I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I'm glad I'm not a girl! lol (So's my wife!)
Comment by latvianchick on October 2, 2011 at 1:02pm
Brea, I am so sorrry that you are going through it at the moment. It is not surprising that you are feeling low especially pregnant as well. Glad that you get on well with your in-laws who will be of some support to you and your unborn child. I am sure your Mom-in-law in particular will be a great help as she will have gone through pregnancy too. Does your better half have any sisters who have children? Perhaps they can be of some support too. Do not be afraid to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have. Not having been a mother myself I do not really know how diabetes is affected by pregnancy but I am sure that your doctors will know a thing or two and will be there for you emotionally and physically.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on October 2, 2011 at 9:26am
Brea, pregnancy is hard, even WITHOUT diabetes, and the diabetes only makes it worse. Your hormones are varying wildly, and will continue to do so during the whole pregnancy and also for a while afterward. Hormones mess with your head, and if you're already susceptible to depression, it's worse. So I'm not surprised you're having a tough time, especially since your family situation is certainly NOT ideal. :-( But I'm glad your in-laws are there for you -- having their son away in the wrong place at the wrong time must be really hard on them too, but what you say tells me that they will ADORE their grandchild, and that is a blessing! :-) And I am proud of you for thinking of positive things to try to help you keep your head above water. And vent all you need to -- you're human, and we humans NEED our social support, any way we can get it. Here's hoping the pregnancy is uneventful, and you get a delighful reward at the end!! :-)
Comment by Peetie on October 2, 2011 at 7:28am
So sorry to hear that you are going through this Brea. You sure have a heavy load. So glad that you have wonderful inlaws.
I take yoga. It's fabulous!! Please keep everyone updated and vent anytime.
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.

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