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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Started by Rashard. Last reply by Elsa Jul 21. 3 Replies

Sleep Anyone?

Started by Carly. Last reply by Eric Jul 16. 2 Replies

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

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

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 Brenda on June 16, 2014 at 3:43pm

Natalie, I understand. My high sugars mess with my emotions. Since I live with bi-polar, it is so hard to get a good depression med with the flux in emotions. I too find it hard to live under these conditions. My last inpatient for suicidal ideations was last September. They couldn't even get my numbers down. My A1C is now at 11.1

Comment by natalie on June 16, 2014 at 12:48pm

hi, i seem to be suffering from depression 6 times a week.
i really cant go on anymore. for what? for needles?

Comment by Ingřid Glass on March 13, 2014 at 7:13pm
I really really really wanted to listen to this live talk but couldn't as I was out this evening (I'm UK so 9-10pm I believe, not as inconvenient as some time zones, but still no good if out & busy). Is there ANY way to listen to these great talks at a later time/date? It's so frustrating knowing what's on and knowing you won't be around to listen :(
Comment by Natalie ._c- on March 13, 2014 at 10:53am

Thanks for the reminder, Rick!! It's important to talk about, and for us, learning how to deal with it is crucial. If your depression leads you to neglect your diabetes, you could end up VERY sick. Not worth it.

The second thing we need is for the medical community to recognize that the needs of diabetics with major depression are somewhat different from those of others. Diabetes management support is crucial, and maybe endos should be involved with the treatment of someone who is experiencing a flare-up. I just went through 2 1/2 months of depression because of the death of my best friend, and my control went to hell and my BGs were floating in the 300-400 range, because I was eating horribly and couldn't bring myself to take my insulin until I was way high up there. I didn't call any doctors, because they wouldn't have done anything. That kind of problem needs to be addressed!

Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on March 13, 2014 at 10:12am

Please join us today 4:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM Pacific for a live interview with Dr. Alan Jacobson on the subject of Diabetes and Depression. For those of us who struggle with the link we should gain some insights into the co-disease process. For those who do not it will be an informative discussion on one of the not so often talked about issues in diabetes management. Dr. Jacobson's profile can be found at:


Please join us for this very important discussion on March 13, 2014.

rick phillips

Comment by Judith in Portland on February 1, 2014 at 10:51pm

Mmmm...What is the force that keeps the Nightmares bearable? This may be an achievable goal. Trying to figure it out for my self. Can we help each other on this one piece of the puzzle?

Comment by Ingřid Glass on January 12, 2014 at 2:08pm

Thanks, Sarah, for that article.

Comment by Sarah Keech on January 12, 2014 at 1:26pm

TuDiabetes e-mailed me this article today. I think this group would like to read it if it has not been sent to you.

Comment by JaninaWalker on January 1, 2014 at 12:17pm

So Judith when you say "Never again" does that mean you noticed muscle pains?
Here is another source of information. This shows 40 results by inputting fibromyalgia into the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. I have not read them, as you are the person who has more of an insight into your own symptoms and you could therefore see if there are any clues that might help you find the nutrients or supplements that could help you reverse the condition. The concept behind orthomolecular medicine is that by supplying the nutrients in the quantities needed, the body will be able to heal itself and become “right” oriented again which is what ortho means, such as in orthopedic Wikipedia mentions it is derived from the Greek word orthos ("correct", "straight"). So the concept behind orthomolecular medicine is to give the body enough of the right, correct, needed molecules and healing can take place. It does take a LOT of study because nothing is simple.

Comment by Judith in Portland on December 30, 2013 at 11:14am

Janina--I was on a statin for 6 months in 2006. Never again.


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