My type one is killing me in more than one way

Its killing me. Before I was a diabetic i had such an immense desire for success. Now i just dont care about much anymore, i really dont. I dont know what else to say. Be strong? See a shrink? I've done both to no avail. I feel hopeless and the only things i want to do are lay around all day and make sure my bg isn't high. I wana kill myself sometime from frustration. I am at my wits end. I always told myself i would never resort to hard drugs, but as time goes on they seem more and more appealing.

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Comment by lotsofshots on April 1, 2014 at 1:58pm

Oh no, I feel sorry that you are having a difficult time. You can feel much better if you stay out of bed as much as possible. Exercise every day, drink water, eat at least six vegetables a day. I guarantee you will improve. I was in bed a year. I forced myself to do these things. At first it was very hard. Now I am feeling really good. Diabetes is dehydrating and that is why you feel so lethargic. Drink 72 ounces of water daily and move. Stuff will fall into place. Remember that what you eat becomes a part of you so eat healthy. As far as the hard drugs go believe me they suck. At first you are fine then they mess up your whole body. I was on strong pain killers and they stopped working and I had to withdraw from them. It was not worth it. I hope you feel better. Just drinking the water for three days will make you feel much better.

Comment by ginjan on April 1, 2014 at 2:23pm

Diabetes certainly sucks, it can be unrelenting. I am so glad that you have reached out on this forum...reading other peoples experiences can help you not to feel so alone or powerless. I would love to say buck up it will get better (because it will) but I do not want to sound flippant. Ask your Endo or Diabetes educator if there is a support group in your area....or look on line. There are also some wonderful books that can help you to feel empowered again. Kerri Sparling has a new book out "Balancing Diabetes" which is a good read. But most of all take care of yourself all of us. Good luck and hang in there.

Comment by Trudy on April 1, 2014 at 2:31pm

There will be a Chatroom Discussion tomorrow (4/2/14)called Diabetes and Depression, which might be helpful to you. Good ideas always crop up in these chat programs, and you can ask questions live during the chat. Best wishes.

Comment by Ronda on April 1, 2014 at 4:26pm

So sorry, Dan. I know that doesn't really help, but please know that we have all been where you are, and unfortunately could be again at any day. The important thing is that you are among friends, we get where you are at. Trudy mentioned the discussion tomorrow and it appears that it is perfect timing for you! This forum is the best I've ever seen for any type of chronic illness. The best support, information, and help! Keep your chin up, I'm counting on you to know that I can get through it next time I am in the dump...because you made it out! I know you will.

Comment by danmdphd on April 1, 2014 at 4:32pm
Hey, thanks so much for the support, i cant emphasize how much it means to me. What time is the discussion for diabetes and depression that Trudy and Ronda mentioned?
Comment by SEAGATOR on April 1, 2014 at 4:55pm

Hey never give up. I am 86 and with diabetes and all the other things that go with old age. I do not let it deter me. I hate the damned walker. I hate trying to cook hanging on to a walker. I just enjoy my friends here. Go out when I can with friends. I hate sticking myself 4 times a day with insulin. You can get very de[erssed thinking about friends. You have selected the right spot for help and support. Take good care. You can do it. Reed

Comment by danmdphd on April 1, 2014 at 4:59pm
I feel showered with love and support! I read every single response as soon as I get the email notification. I feel a little better already. I have taken everything everyone has said into account and i am still listening with my ears wide open and am looking forward to more responses!
Comment by Trudy on April 1, 2014 at 5:09pm

Hi Dan, the times for tomorrow's Community Chat are 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern. I'm glad you're feeling better. Btw, you can find people to talk to on the Chatroom most of the time, to ask questions or just for the fun of it. Cheers!

Comment by Gb on April 1, 2014 at 8:55pm

More of the same from me, Dan. It can be a scary, debilitating disease, and it is insidious in how it can rob you of parts of your life if you aren't vigilant. Get up and move and fake it 'til ya make it.

Comment by Judith in Portland on April 1, 2014 at 9:02pm

Oh my dear. I am so sorry for your troubles and I empathize Greatly. Right after I was dx 7 years ago, right after I received horrible guidelines from my doc, I was filled with suicidal thoughts. After researching various methods, I concluded I was too inept for most of them and so would probably survive badly impaired and a burden on my family; or I would succeed and ruin the lives of other people.

I am an artist, and my creative life shriveled to nothing. Finally, I googled diabetic artists and up popped the artist's group here at TuD. Changed my life forever.

I still get depressed, but now I have a place to come to where the support is steady and every variation on our common scourge and the diabolical whimsy with which it manifests is open for discussion.

We are diverse and you never need to feel alone again!.....Blessings...Judith in Portland

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