Hi Elisa..I know diabetes can be a struggle for sure and depressing. I've had diabetes for the majority of my life so I can understand for sure! I'm glad to hear you are starting to feel better though. Depression is certainly difficult to cope with and is very common for diabetics because there is so much to learn, understand and deal with especially after you are first diagnosed. Hang in there, take one day at a time, do the best you can and continue to learn as much as possible. I'm still learning even after almost 27 yrs now!! Take care and enjoy your special day!!
well i think just relax and go with it for a few days. Sometimes ur body needs to adjust to ur new meds. The only suggestion is maybe cut back on ur carbs a little. I see people who say they try to keep them to 30/meal. You may just have to try a few combinations to see where you get ur best results. Smile ..... it'll be ok. Can't guide you too much in antidepressants, but I'm thinking maybe I need one too. It's been rough lately.
O my gosh....first of all, give yourself a break!!! I mean, of course you're depressed, and someone who doesn't have diabetes; no matter how caring they are, will not likely understand why you are depressed...or why it's taking you so long "to get over it"!...The good thing is...it WILL get better! Unfortunately, you will experience down days with diabetes, regardless of how long you've had it, simply because of the nature of diabetes. That's why it's so important to not keep it to yourself, and to stay connected with those who understand....I'm not saying that you're to shut the door on everyone else....but you must also connect with those who are on the same page...well at least in the same book, lol. I'm here...stay in touch, ANY TIME! I have other health issues other than D....and the whole ball of wax sometimes can be overbearing...and I don't think even my family understands fully, even thogh my husband also has D. It's just that some conditions have characteristics that overlap one another. Do you ever feel that you've got to push yourself, and partake in certain activities even though you feel like crap, because you feel no one will understand that you never feel fine...so you lie, and say you're OK when you really are not?
Thank you for responding on the string I started asking longtime diabetics those questions. You were diagnosed about a month or so after me. I noticed your blood glucose levels and A1C was similar to mine when my diagnosis was made.
I may be able to help you control your blood glucose and A1C. Get on a low carb diet. Atkins is about the best I have found. After being on it hard core with no cheating, I showed dramatic improvement. My doctor told me I was the only type 2 he had ever seen come through his office with such dramatic improvement. Within 10 days to 2 weeks, my blood glucose went from 267 down to 90, and my A1C, after about a month and a half went from about your level down to 6.8. I expect it to reach somewhere in the 5's by early October. You can control it. The first 2 weeks are the hardest but it is by no means impossible. If I can do it you can too.
Welcome to the community, Elisa. You'll find that we are a very loyal and loving bunch and will help you with any questions you have - whether about the site or about diabetes in general. I'm a 19 year veteran myself (type 1).
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