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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A Mess

Started by Carly. Last reply by Carly Jan 21. 4 Replies

i hate this

Started by rayray. Last reply by Abigailsheree Jan 2. 5 Replies

bi polar and diabetes

Started by heidi lil Dec 27, 2014. 0 Replies

Sleep Anyone?

Started by Carly. Last reply by Carly Nov 16, 2014. 4 Replies


Started by Rashard. Last reply by tounyoubyou Oct 22, 2014. 6 Replies

Diabetes and "right frontal subcortical white matter"

Started by etta amy. Last reply by JaninaWalker Oct 12, 2014. 1 Reply

Books for Depression

Started by Craig Le Fevre. Last reply by JaninaWalker Feb 5, 2014. 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

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

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Comment by JaninaWalker on October 24, 2014 at 4:11am

I'm not allowed to mention brand names, but when I went to read the user reviews on amazon.com I found other people also said their previous problem with cold toes was solved.

Basically, I avoid salt, bread and milk which often do have iodine added and I don't want to add those back, so prefer the low cost of the iodine as a way simpler method of solving the problem. Eventually I may develop a liking for fish, but not so quickly. I also like spinach and many vegetables that were also said to be goitrogenic, so now I have the solution....just take more iodine.

Comment by JaninaWalker on October 24, 2014 at 4:00am

Luckily I found a page in a book that said extra iodine could counteract the goitrogenic effects of peanuts, so I bought the iodine over a week ago and have already found my feet and fingers are a lot warmer, so decided to buy some peanuts in the shell and see what the same situation, but with added iodine would do and yes, it corrects the issue.

Comment by tounyoubyou on October 24, 2014 at 1:11am
i don't want to scare you. but it could in theory be Mitochondria disease. all my blood work sayseverything is fine but i've been mildly chronically depressed my wholelife with sore muscles and lethargy beyond belief. plenty of allergies but none to peanuts.
Comment by JaninaWalker on October 12, 2014 at 5:10pm

It's possible to get a thermometer for $10-12 depending on drug store. I got one for $12 that can be switched from C to F and which does have a battery in it, but the instructions say it just has to be repurchased when it runs out. So I will get the $10 one now that also is convertible from C to F and have that one by my bed for morning temps. By having two it means they last longer and are in the right place for fast use, one by my bed upstairs and one by my computer.

Comment by Linda G on October 12, 2014 at 5:17am

That's interesting Janina, thanks for bringing that up. I used to check our daughter's temp. as a child as she had environmental allergies/sensitivities, and frequently presented low. I too show low (96) at times....could be different causes, however though I was always informed that my thyroid was "just fine", even recently. 2 months ago a nodule was found incidentally on my right thyroid via ultrasound for another issue. I will be having a follow up ultrasound on Wednesday. I need to get another thermometer!!

Comment by JaninaWalker on October 12, 2014 at 4:57am

How many of you have a thermometer to take your under the tongue temperature? I just got one 6 weeks ago and was astounded at how low my temperature goes, even down to 95.2 F if I eat peanuts and it is not an allergic reaction.

I did have all the thyroid tests done June 16th and there are no antibodies and TSH and T4 are fine, but T3 is below range and reverse T3 is upper range which is a test not even done in Canada. I had to pay $35 to have it sent to the USA for testing. It has likely been this way for years because I have felt exhausted for years and it isn't just a question of mind over matter. When my temp drops to 95.2 I feel like going to sleep.

So I propose that maybe some of you have this as an issue in the depression and haven’t yet found the situation out. I can sure attest to the fact that it is hard to feel happy when all you want to do is sleep. It is definitely a physical issue, so I have been researching it for 3 months. The solution is very tricky and I haven't started yet because I'm still in the research mode.

It doesn’t necessarily mean you have a thyroid issue, in terms of damage, but it is an inability for the thyroid to function optimally due to nutrition and even foods eaten that have elements that inhibit the conversion of T4 to T3.

I have read that for every 1 degree below 98.6 F it lowers metabolic rate by 13%, so as I am often 3 degrees below, that would mean a 39% lower metabolism. So for some people, this would account for it being hard to lose weight. And being so tired, exercise feels next to impossible.

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!


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