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

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I really want to kill myself

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Emotional Exercise.

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Difficulty with feeling like a failure...

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Sick and tired of being sick and tired!

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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

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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?

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Comment by Linda on January 15, 2010 at 10:13am
Yes, it is a battle! I think the biggest battle is accepting that you have an illness that affects your everyday life. I've been in therapy for a longtime and take medication but recently realized that I have not accepted that I am mentally ill. I need to cut myself some slack.
Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on January 1, 2010 at 7:55am

Happy New Year my friends
Comment by Buffy Joseph on November 22, 2009 at 8:33pm

I really feel for you. I wish I was there with you so I could just give you a hug.

I have had depression for 10+ years, and type 2 D for 3 years. Did the depression contribute to the diabetes - probably. Does the diabetes contribute to the depression - probably. I'm starting to see a therapist. I am doing this for me. I am working on not judging myself and appreciating the positives about myself. It is, of course, hard work.

You obviously do a lot for others. You are right (not selfish) to do things to help yourself. So give yourself this one thing: whenever you are feeling bad, reach out. Post here, call a friend, call a suicide hotline, write a blog - anything. Just start doing that one thing for yourself, and hopefully you can start to do more and more for yourself after that.

I really hope things work out for the pump. At least it sounds like your doctor is on your side.

Take care, and keep in touch.

-- Buffy
Comment by Rose Joelle on November 22, 2009 at 3:01pm
I have really really bad depression but at least in the past when I was at work I did an okay job hiding it or avoiding it - lately I am worried it is even coming through to my work life : ( I work full time as a case manager at a homeless transitional shelter (longer term housing than just overnight emergency care/shelter) and part time for Children's Admin (Child Protective Services) where I am on call a lot nights and weekend and may have to go out at any time. I am not a student right now but I plan to go back for more grad school in September - so I guess I would fit in this group. My blood sugars are awful and I am trying to get my insurance to help with a pump but my coverage is minimal so we will see... I also struggle with an eating disorder so my doc would really like to see me get a pump b/c she feels it would be best for me especially since I am dealing with complications of poor nutrition/diabetes. Stress is a part of my life daily but a lot is self induced with perfectionism : P I think as a diabetic I need to find a way to care about myself more than I do but it can be a challenge! Some days I just want to give up or at least just have one day where i didnt have to think about diabetes! Obviously others deal with a lot of these same feelings and are under as much and even more stress than I am. I hope to gain some perspective and maybe even some strength from that in this group as well as others. Maybe this is a first step in facing rather than completely resenting my body and how I feel about it being my own worst enemy! Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
Comment by Scott on November 3, 2009 at 8:34am
Hi Debi

I think I may know exactly where you are coming from. I've been diabetic since I was 7 and suffered from clinical depression for as long as I can remember. Suicide has been in range several times and I often think that it's amazing I am still here. My son had health issues when he was younger and spent a lot of time in hospitals. When he was six, we weren't sure if he'd be able to read or write, let alone be able to live on his own. He's worked hard and is now an average teenager, attitude and all.

It is so difficult when depression pulls you down. It makes every task a "why bother" task. You feel physically bad from the depression, then start slacking on the diabetes which makes you feel worse... and that cycle can go on and on as long as you let it. Eventually, you end up feeling guilty when you feel good because you are "supposed" to feel bad.

I hope you can find someone to talk to about these things and get the care you need. You do have reasons to go on, we all do, its just a matter of being able to see it which can be so damned hard. Your family loves you. One thing that helped me was trying to answer this question. Why would dad rather be dead than be with me?.
Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on November 2, 2009 at 9:18pm
How you dare.....

The emptiness inside was as large
As the universe
At least
She wanted to fill this
Crater of a volcano
That eager
To scream
For now

She went looking
How she can end it all
Looked for her insulin bottle
And thought
Hypo is an old friend
She can make it
The last

Got the bottle
The needle
Got hundred units
And her blood glucose
Was hundred
The rule of hundred is applicable
To the point

She stared at the lonely figure there
As if the world has stopped
The world had died instantly
She has
To follow

The scream of her daughter
Cut the silence
Of the last moment
She left the needle
And ran

The little girl cried
Are you alive?
I had a nightmare
You ended
Your life

They hugged each other
Till morning
The tears were mixed hot
Warmed their lonely existence

3 November 2009
Comment by Sarah Keech on November 2, 2009 at 11:30am
Thank you Cathy for your thoughtful comments.
Comment by Sarah Keech on November 2, 2009 at 11:29am
Thank you Rose. I believe sometimes we feel isolated and do not realize how many people care for us. It is worth it to keep trying.
Comment by Rose Joelle on November 2, 2009 at 10:26am
I have tried and had one thing or another end up saving me from successfully ending my life (that seems like the wrong word but I guess that is what it amounts to). I have come so close and people say things like that must mean there is a purpose or something but when other people lose loved ones I am so angry because those people had purpose and people who love them and I do not deserve to be the one that somehow lived despite my efforts. I see what you have written about the aftermath on your family and that is one of the things I can not stand to think about. I am so selfish and hateful of myself. I do not think when we are hurting the most that it even registers how bad it would hurt the people who love us to lose us. I am sure if your sister realized she would have stayed despite of her pain. But when I hear your story it reminds me to hold onto that - I am so sorry for what you are going through, you and all of your family. I have been falling more into my deep depressions, my eating disorder thoughts and behaviors are worse than usual and I feel hopeless about my diabetes, financial barriers to health care and the feeling of unfairness and lack of control no matter what I do. My mind sometimes wanders to how it will be okay because either my eating issues or my diabetes will do me in sooner rather than later - but then there is your story here this morning - its been an awful morning at work, yet I clicked in the email link to this comment section - and here I am wondering if i am making sense or sounding as messed up and selfish as I feel making this about me... I guess what I am feeling is that your sister deserved to give herself more time, another chance or whatever it was she was looking for that she felt she couldn't find. I am so sorry she is gone and did not get that one more minute to somehow hold onto the fact that she was loved so much. But thins morning it gives me something to remember and hold onto.
Comment by Manny Hernandez on November 2, 2009 at 10:05am
We love you. Your family loves you. There's much more good than bad in our lives, as hard as it may be to realize it sometimes.

Please, please, please: promise me. If you ever have any suicidal thoughts, make sure to call one of these hotlines:

BIG HUG!!!!!

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