Tired all the time, emotions wrecked

Mike Jaye
By Mike Jaye Latest Reply 2011-03-24 22:43:56 -0500
Started 2011-03-23 20:33:38 -0500

It is all I can do to get up in the mornings. My body hurts all over, all day long. When I get home, wife and daughter are upset with me because all I can do is sit down and do nothing the rest of the night. I hurt so bad all the time, legs, back, no energy. I get so depressed.

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Mike Jaye
Mike Jaye 2011-03-24 14:35:54 -0500 Report

Gee, thanks everyone. This does help, I have talked to my wife and daughter before, they do understand, but wish I had more energy.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-03-24 08:27:10 -0500 Report

Hi Mike,

Just wanted to give you some support during this rough patch you are going through. And I wanted to ask if you had sat down with your wife and daughter and let them know what's going on with you, as well as told them what you need from them. You may have done this already, but if you haven't, it might help. Sometimes family members are feeling scared and confused due to their own lack of information, and this can come out as anger and frustration.

Maybe they need some education, a request to be more supportive, and some guidance on how to do that.

You might also want to let your doctor know that you are really feeling depressed and see if he/she has any suggestions.

Stay in touch with us!


Iva Bircher
Iva Bircher 2011-03-24 06:29:49 -0500 Report

I am the same way. I don't want to get home and ride the bike. I just can't. I ride and my blood sugar drops so lower, I am hitting the apple juice. So what I just rode off, I just put it back on. So screwed either way.

Mike Jaye
Mike Jaye 2011-03-23 21:37:35 -0500 Report

Well, I am a type 2 diabetic. I am not insulin dependent. I take Metformin and about 3 other meds. You know, bp, cholesterol…and I can't stop eating. I ballooned up another 30-40 pounds

Hopieland 2011-03-24 02:51:02 -0500 Report

Mike, I like your honesty. T2 and metformin are my routine, too. My nutritionist helped me set a carb limit for my meals and snacks. She looked up the nutrition values for each food I ate the night before, totaled the carbs and we set that for my meals. Ask you MD to refer you to a nutritionist at your local hospital. As for not being able to stop eating… you don't have to… just learn to manage your eating better. I find counting carbs simple, easy to remember two numbers: your carb limit for a meal and carb limit for snacks. Helped me lose 20 lbs over 4 months AND keep it off! I'll be praying for ya, Mike, and other will be, too.

jayabee52 2011-03-23 21:29:11 -0500 Report

Howdy Mike!

Please describe your pain in your legs and feet? Might it be diabetic neuropathy?

Has your Dr told you that you have insulin resistence? If he hasn't yet, ask if he would have it checked. If you have too much weight, its likely you have insulin resistence. And with insulin resistence, the glucose, burned by the cells for energy, can't easily get into your cells to fuel them. I suspect that's why you have no vitality.

And Diabetes ("DM") messes with your moods and emotions, leading to anger and depression (anger turned inward).

Now, how to affect those symptoms?

You're doing the right thing asking questions here. But don't try to do or learn too much too fast. The condition called DM is like a marathon, not a sprint. If you try to run a marathon like a sprint, you'll burn out and give up trying to control DM, and it will end up controlling you. I know, because I live with the results of not controlling my DM early on.

I won't bore you with the "diabetes challenges" I have right now, but am willing to share them if you wish.

Learn all you can about DM and how YOU react to it. DM is not a one-size-fits-all condition. What may spike my Blood Glucose numbers ("BG#s") may barely budge yours, and vice versa. You find out how certain foods/drinks affect your BG#s by testing. Should you want to know how to find out the best way I think one should test, just ask and I will share. (this reply is already getting so very long).

Mike, I am praying that you find what you need to get answers for your DM questions, and that God's richest blessings be to you and yours.

James Baker

Hopieland 2011-03-24 02:46:27 -0500 Report

Wow. I'm learning so much from this site! I'm thrilled to find a community of caring, praying people who know first hand diabetic struggles. What is "DM"? I'm learning the "lingo" as I go. I like your advise to Mike. This is one blog I'll stay with!

jayabee52 2011-03-24 05:16:37 -0500 Report

DM is short for Diabetes Mellitus, I do it that way to distinguish it from any other "D"word like depression or diaharrea (never could spell that right - but you get the point) or DI which is Diabetes Insipidus.

Harlen 2011-03-23 20:39:52 -0500 Report

Why are you in so much pain ???
Best wishes

Mike Jaye
Mike Jaye 2011-03-23 20:47:10 -0500 Report

My back is in pain because I almost broke it 30 odd years ago, but as far as my legs and feet and energy, I do not know.

Harlen 2011-03-23 20:49:39 -0500 Report

How are your BS#s running ?

Harlen 2011-03-23 20:59:37 -0500 Report

If I was you I would go to the Doc's
There are so menny thing that we can go thrue that its just not worth the risk
Do you run a lot at work ?

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