Dear everyone, and I put to everyone because I think everyone has felt like this!

I try not to be self centres about my diabetes: there are worse things to have right? But recently my weight has really been getting me down. Sounds like such a simple thing right? Just get some exercise and eat better I head you cry!

Juggling university, working 2-3 days a week, flat upkeep and looking after (not all the time i mean) a bipolar boyfriend (he's not sick just now but his mood and motivation does fluctuate.) I feel like I have no every whatsoever, to take care of myself or my diabetes. And so I comfort eat, and to deal with that, my weight has soared. I feel awful. I have NO sex drive, so my bf continues to be patient, but for how long?!

And I just feel like diabetes complicates life so much- I can't lose the weight I so desperately want to, that diabetes has made me put on so fast. If I try and eat less, I go hypo. AHHH!

Anyone else just feel drained and like giving up?!

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Tags: diabetes, help, loss, sad, weight

Comment by Jen on September 22, 2011 at 6:18pm
What kind of insulin regimen are you on? If you go low when you try to eat less, you should decrease your insulin doses.

I have felt like you describe in the past. Thankfully, I'm not there now, but a year ago I most definitely was!
Comment by Rye on September 23, 2011 at 1:03pm
Yep! I feel the same way...Same type of situation...Its hard trying to get the insulin and exercising balanced and lose weight. I find that when I eat less i get better results for losing weight but its not good for my metabolism so I dont know. Its yet another mind game brought to you by diabetes. I am not going to give up however, I have to figure out how to lose weight.
Comment by Zu on September 30, 2011 at 3:04pm
You are not alone! I've been fighting off the weight I put on since I started almost a year ago. My house is always a mess, I work 10 hours a day, my hubby lost his job recently and I'M the bipolar in the house. I also find I have ZERO libido and I don't know if the meds are to blame or if it's just me. But just keep holding on, things will get easier and you will feel better. I recently started a juice fast. It sounds counterproductive to the diabetes but I found it actually lowered my bg quite a bit. I'm juicing veggies and fruits and with your busy schedule it might be something that could help lighten the load. Just a thought, either way hang in there! :-)
Comment by Serin-Tais on February 26, 2012 at 1:48pm

Hey guys, sorry for late reply, have been a little mia. just wanted to say thank you for your replies, they're greatly appreciated!


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