I have had a rough summer. I have been sick for most of it and last week I lost my best friend Suri. I want to say thank you to all my Tu Friends for your kindness and support. It is because of you that I stay strong. I appreciate you being there for me and want you to know that your friendships are deeply appreciated.
Thanks so much.
Suri may you rest in peace. You will be missed.…
I am trying to come up with benefits to having diabetes, so that when things get tough, I can think of them and they can give me strength.
One benefit that I have come up with is that I have developed a sense of compassion.
I had an eye-opening experience the other day listening to someone make light of a person that had a mental disorder. They were using them as the butt of a joke. Having a mental disorder myself, unknown to them, I did not think the comments…Continue
As some of you know I have bipolar disorder. Sometimes I swing into depression. In spite of the awesome autumn weather and the realization that there is absolutely nothing to be upset about, things are not right with me at present.
I am already on a bunch of medications to control my moods, most of them are really toxic, Abilify, Depakote for mood stabilization, Cymbalta and Klonopin for anxiety and depression and Modafinil to keep me awake because the other ones cause a slow…Continue
I work in a in a goverment run outpatient mental health facility. I work in direct service with clients, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists and social workers. In order to help clients receive the medication they need for their mental health management, I must know there medical history.
I have noticed a high incidence of diabetes, co-occuring with other health disorders such as metabolic syndrome, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure and heart disease. Our clients deal with…Continue