Ashley Boyd
  • 28, Female
  • Cambridge, MA
  • United States
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Diabetes and depression

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duffman Mar 6. 5 Replies

Type 1 Diabetes Groups in Boston

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jag1 Dec 4, 2012. 3 Replies


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Duffman replied to Ashley Boyd's discussion 'Diabetes and depression'
"I get depressed by it from time to time, i start to question whether its worth the effort of treatment, but then i realize that were lucky we have the treatment in this generation otherwise things would be much worse and also the fact if you reject…"
Mar 6
Tabacblond replied to Ashley Boyd's discussion 'Diabetes and depression'
"I am on the second year with D. I am still not doing well, so I understand your feelings. I've tried counseling and all sorts of stuff. I still in the phase there I desperately don't want this. The acceptance is the key to feeling better…"
Mar 6
Megan S replied to Ashley Boyd's discussion 'Diabetes and depression'
"Just to echo what Zoe has said, if you go to see a psychologist or psychiatrist they will be able to use a tool (like a survey that has been scientifically tested to be reliable) to tell if it's just the blues or something more. However,…"
Mar 5
Zoe replied to Ashley Boyd's discussion 'Diabetes and depression'
"I just posted a lengthy reply and managed to delete it...sigh. Yes, Depression is more common in people with Type 1 Diabetes. But nobody can tell you whether you just have, as you say, "the blues", or clinical depression which is called…"
Mar 5
trauts replied to Ashley Boyd's discussion 'Diabetes and depression'
"Ashley, From my non-scientific, non-research based point of view, I believe that there can be some correlation between Diabetes & Depression. My thoughts are that with the blood sugar changes and the drugs we take to support our health, there is…"
Mar 5
Ashley Boyd posted a discussion

Diabetes and depression

I have a good A1C and stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine.But this year has been particularly hard for me to beat the blues, and I'm finding this is impacting my lifestyle.I've been told that diabetes are at high risk for depression but I don't want to buy into this.Does anyone have any advice on dealing with the blues and also determining if you should be treated for depression?See More
Mar 5
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Linda G left a comment for Ashley Boyd
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES ASHLEY!! (You haven't been commenting in a…"
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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?
Connecting with other Type 1 diabetics
Date diagnosed
May 31, 2005
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

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Distress and diabetes

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 8:56am 4 Comments

So it's the holiday season. Life is supposed to exploding with happiness and good cheer but this year is turning out to be one of the worst holidays I've had. Family problems--a possible divorce in the family, job insecurity, relationship woes are taking a toll on my diabetes control. In times of distress, I know that people have their weaknesses. Unfortunately, my weakness is comfort food. The first thing I want to do when something bad happens is scarf down some carbs. But living with Type 1… Continue


Posted on September 7, 2007 at 11:40pm 12 Comments


The topic I've been wanting to address but have been afraid to do so. I worked pretty late tonight and caught up with some friends for drinks. Drinks never include beer for me. My body can't handle the carbs, and I'm not about to prick myself before and after at a bar. So I stick with Vodka Tonics but always feel guilty for drinking. How many diabetics drink and just how bad is it for you? I had one and a half of a drink but I can't help but feel like I'm hurting… Continue


Posted on September 7, 2007 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Mornings are the worst for having diabetes. Because I'm a runner and my schedule's pretty much non stop until the end of the day, I eat a lot at night. That's not to say I skip meals or anything like that but I can't seem to curb my carb cravings. I love cereal, and this is my brain food. But when I eat it at night, it raises my blood sugar level, and I"m usually high in the mornings.

Which makes it almost impossible to get up.

Are there any cereals that are yummy and good… Continue

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At 7:27am on March 2, 2014, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
(You haven't been commenting in a while...I hope everything is OK)

At 12:46am on March 2, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Ashley, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 10:32pm on March 2, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 3:19am on March 2, 2013, Ayomideji said…

happy birthday to you. do enjoy your day.

At 3:04pm on March 2, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Ashley...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year!
Hope you are well....have a GREAT "ME" day!

At 2:49am on March 2, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Ashley. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
I lived in Lexington many years and was ab Educator in Arlington. Did you look into Mass Health?

At 2:17am on March 2, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Ashley!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 6:16pm on March 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Ashley.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 5:29pm on March 2, 2011, Manny Hernandez said…
Happy birthday, Ashley!!
At 4:43am on March 2, 2011, abyzer said…
Happy Birthday!!!! Have A Great Day!!!!



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