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anti-depressants and BG

Started this discussion. Last reply by lotsofshots Feb 16, 2013. 12 Replies

I've been struggling with depression and a high level of stress in my personal and professional life for awhile and I think it's time to try medication. My concern is that I don't know how psych meds…Continue

How to adjust insulin dose when you're sick?

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Oct 19, 2012. 7 Replies

I'm coming down with a cold and my BG has been high for the last few days. Yesterday I slightly raised my Levemir and ended up taking a ton of Novolog (twice my usual daily dose!) because the highs…Continue


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Wren updated their profile
Mar 24, 2013
Wren replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & Living Alone'
"I would definitely like to have a space to discuss managing D while living alone. So glad you thought of it, Neil!"
Mar 24, 2013
Wren replied to Marie B's discussion 'Let's Gather Together to Support TuDiabetes Member Lotsofshots'
"Thinking of you and wishing you an easy recovery!"
Mar 15, 2013
Wren commented on Natalie ._c-'s blog post 'Having a bad low'
"Oh my goodness! So glad you woke up and discovered what was going on."
Mar 1, 2013
Wren replied to jriccardi's discussion 'Metformin for insulin resistance'
"I find metformin a big help with insulin resistance. I started it a few months ago and in that time, I've been able to lower my basal by about 25%. I need somewhat less mealtime insulin, too. Unfortunately, it hasn't helped as much with…"
Mar 1, 2013
Wren replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'How many units of basal insulin do you take per day?'
"I take 22u of Levemir split in two 11u doses. I've been T1 for almost a year and have some pesky insulin resistance due to PCOS. I've thought about adjusting my evening dose to get better coverage for DP, but I worry about lows before DP…"
Feb 18, 2013
lotsofshots replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"Thank you Brian, It is true. There is NO scientific data that proves that mental disorders are caused by "chemical imbalances” in the brain. It is a theory. It is not backed up by any scientific data whatsoever. There is no blood test,…"
Feb 16, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"That is a wonderful perspective on this. The more and more I read about psychiatric meds like anti-depressants, the more I feel like they are actually very dangerous. My real concern is that there is actually weak science behind these drugs and…"
Feb 16, 2013
lotsofshots replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"Oh yes, I forgot the Prozac and Paxil, they are both effective, have been around a while and cheap. Prozac is no recommended for people under 18."
Feb 15, 2013
LiL MaMa replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"I take a very small dose of prozac 10mg (pediatric dose), have been on it for almost 4 years absolutely NO side effects but it works for my anxiety."
Feb 15, 2013
lotsofshots replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"If you are prescribed an anti-depressant you must experiment with the psychiatrist for  the right one for you.Which one may work for you is just a guess. Seriously. Some of your choices are Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin, regular SR or XL,…"
Feb 15, 2013
Wren commented on Edward Cahill's group 'NYC Type 1 Diabetics'
"I'll be at work, but I'd love to attend another time. Have fun!"
Feb 10, 2013
Sue replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"I go with Kathy. I take Wellbutrin. It is low key, but makes me feel better. It has never had any effect on my glucose readings at all. It also really helped me feel better...."
Feb 10, 2013
Wren replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"Thanks for sharing, Kathy- this is a relief to hear. I was worried because it seems like so many meds have an effect on BG."
Feb 10, 2013
Wren replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"Thanks, Zoe! My own assessment, for what it's worth, is that I'm going through a crisis rather than clinical depression, due to the break-up of a 14-year relationship, job insecurity, precarious finances, and my dx of T1 and PCOS all in…"
Feb 10, 2013
Kathy replied to Wren's discussion 'anti-depressants and BG'
"I have a history of clinical depression in my family and personally have taken antidepressants for the last 2 decades. I've never found them to do anything to my blood sugar. In fact, as the depression improves, your bg control may improve…"
Feb 10, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
share support and gain information
Date diagnosed
March 12, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
14 (3/12), 6.8 (5/12), 6.2 (7/12), 5.4 (12/12), 5.5 (3/13)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 5:43pm on May 7, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Rennie...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:04pm on May 7, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 12:30pm on May 7, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 10:46am on May 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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