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Depression and regret over being stupid for too long

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mohanned Sep 17, 2012. 37 Replies

I had never really talked to anyone about my depression associated with Type 1 Diabetes. 18 years, and I wasn't good for a good 5 of them when I was a teenager. I now am paying the price, I'm 22…Continue


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ladybell89 replied to Teo's discussion 'Vaginal birth VS Planned Cesarian Section' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I planned to go in and have an induced vaginal birth at 37 weeks. My control was very good and the baby was around 7lbs so there SHOULD have been no problems. The induction its self was pretty bleh. I took to the drugs well and it only took one…"
May 16, 2014
ladybell89 replied to JuliaS8's discussion 'Third Trimester and High blood sugars' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I'm right there with you, I just hit 28 weeks and I literally can not eat anything my carb ratio has becoming borderline disturbing, I'm currently running on a basal of 7u/h and bolusing with a correction factor of 2, I've had over…"
Nov 2, 2013
ladybell89 replied to ladybell89's discussion 'Medical Leave, did you go early?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I'm allowed 15 weeks of std which would take up the weeks leading o baby's birth and then 52 weeks of maturity leave. So job holding wouldn't be a big issue."
Oct 21, 2013
Kate replied to ladybell89's discussion 'Medical Leave, did you go early?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"My job was only required to hold my position for 12 weeks through FMLA. You may want to check with your HR to see what options you have."
Oct 21, 2013
Jana replied to ladybell89's discussion 'Medical Leave, did you go early?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I was considering leaving a week before my due date. I was already taking up to 5 hours a week for doc appointments and at least one afternoon a week just to rest. And that's with no com It's exhausting!!"
Oct 19, 2013
ladybell89 added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

Medical Leave, did you go early?

I'm just about to start my 3rd trimester, I'm due to be induced in about 10 weeks and am starting to consider going on medical leave. I already have to take one day off a week for appointments and I haven't even started the non-stress testing yet. Plus not sleeping at night, a bladder infection that hasn't gone away since week 13 dispite 4 rounds of antibiotics and continuing morning sickness has made the first two trimesters quite tiring, I'm worn out. I haven't gotten any complications as far…See More
Oct 19, 2013
ladybell89 replied to Kaytea's discussion 'Second Baby- Out of control Diabetic' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"When I found out I was pregnant my a1c was 7.8 but it was 9.6 two months before that. I agree that all you can do is start bringing them down as soon as you can and try not to stress. It's easy to be scared but really other than controlling…"
Oct 17, 2013
ladybell89 replied to Jelly Bean's discussion 'When to tell work?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I told my work at 4 weeks and explained to them that since it's a high risk pregnancy I needed lots of days for appointments. They were very supportive and we agreed to a permenant schedule change so I could have one day a week to see all the…"
Sep 28, 2013
Amanda Elliott replied to ladybell89's discussion '20 week scan shows restricted placenta blood flow' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi, long time no talk....glad to hear about your healthy little boy :) I have never heard of restrcited blood flow in the placenta, but I was told that if I didn't go into labor naturally by 38 weeks at the latest, they would induce me, as…"
Sep 19, 2013
ladybell89 replied to Joanna Meley's discussion 'Folic Acid' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"My doctor wanted me on 5mg of folic acid a day when we started trying and for the first trimester, that seems to be pretty normal, as all my doctors were of the same opinion including a nutritionalist I ended up speaking with. It's hard to say…"
Sep 12, 2013
ladybell89 replied to Katie's discussion 'Early Pregnancy BG Spikes?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Thanks! I felt the exact same way early on, I think I was in panic mode till I got to the second trimester because than I could tell myself the worse is over! And yes every weird thing just means good little things are happening in there. :)"
Sep 12, 2013
Kristin replied to ladybell89's discussion '20 week scan shows restricted placenta blood flow' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hoorah to your whole wonderful boy :) Sorry to hear about this added stress. I went for weekly ultrasounds from weeks 28 or so because our guy was measuring big. They checked the placenta flow every week because apparently diabetics have a higher…"
Sep 12, 2013
ladybell89 replied to Katie's discussion 'Early Pregnancy BG Spikes?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I had bad spikes starting about 3 days after I found out I was expecting which would have been about 3 weeks pregnant, I'm 21 weeks now and still find my sugars don't always follow what the doctors say. I think everyone is different, I had…"
Sep 12, 2013
ladybell89 added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

20 week scan shows restricted placenta blood flow

I guess I will start with the good news, which is we are having a little boy, he is very healthy, in the 50th percentile, has a well developed heart, kidneys, stomach, no signs of spina bifida and 5 toes on each foot. I'm super relieved, I spent the 24 hours before the scan inbetween excitement of seing our baby, to fear that we would see something wrong.Unfortunately the doctor did say that I had restricted blood flow in the placenta, she said it doesn't appear to have effected the baby yet…See More
Sep 12, 2013
ladybell89 replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Thanks Dr. Wong, that is really good to know. Every time I read one of your posts here I feel I gain some great information and insights."
Sep 6, 2013
ladybell89 replied to TI's discussion 'Cataract Surgery- Hard Lens vs Soft Lens' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I was reading this thread as I'm going to be having my chataract fixed in a few months here I'm just starting to go in for testing in the next month to find the right lens. My question is if I do have more vitrectomys in the future, will…"
Sep 5, 2013

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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?
Support and answers
Date diagnosed
October 1, 1994
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.5% 6/11/12 - 6.6% 7/26/12 - 6.4% 8/21/12
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Paradigm 522

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At 5:45pm on August 22, 2012, nel said…

No iphone , no cell phone , not computer savvy etc. etc. in this household :) Nice to read about planning for a babe !!I read you signed up for a 5 k run ...a silly observation maybe : shin splints are often due to running shoes, that may require replacing ??? ( shoes generally last from 500- 880 km wear )

At 11:07am on August 22, 2012, nel said…

Thanks for the friend add :) Your last A1C result fantastic, compared to 6/11/12 !!! Do you use a Bayer's A1CNow re the tests recorded on your page ??
Old age catching up with me :) ?? I read your question about IBGSTAR and am getting confused about all the new meter names ; thought of the Freestyle Insulinx meter ; Emmy started a group a while back

At 10:43pm on August 17, 2012, nel said…

ladybell89, without me reading the DTC discussion(in the Canada
Group ) and looking for comments by you , have you applied and have been successful in receiving the Disability Tax Credit ??

At 7:59am on July 11, 2012, ladybell89 said…
Cgm overnight was great to see just a minor tweak or two and I should be set to have awesome bg all night. :)
At 1:02pm on July 1, 2012, Linda G said…

At 10:20am on June 25, 2012, nel said…

Would you consider becoming a " Canadian People " group member as well ?? ...looking out to seeing you there !

At 6:40pm on June 24, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home ladybell...
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"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.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes", & "Young Adults with Diabetes",
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 10:23am on June 24, 2012, catlover said…

Hi ladybell- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 8:24am on June 24, 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 5:55am on June 24, 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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