Changes in symptoms...eeeehhhhh

Coach T.
By Coach T. Latest Reply 2011-07-08 18:35:31 -0500
Started 2011-07-08 13:33:24 -0500

Been an athlete since 9. I'm now in my 23rd year with Type I. I have relied extremely on my sysmtoms to help let me know what my sugars are at. Now that I'm in my 30's that way of life seems to be extremely unreliable now. My fingers, my stomache, my legs, they all are in pain due to all the pricking & poking all day long. I've been diagnosed with a touch of depression. Depression, r u kidding me. I'm one of the most positive people around. But I get into these "lulls" that I just don't want to deal with anyone or anything. I've not been able to cope with 'not relying' on how my body feels to function properly.

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Harlen 2011-07-08 18:35:31 -0500 Report

I hate to sey this but welcome to my world and yes it suks !
If not for the pump I dont know where I would be and I still need to test 6 times a day weeeeeeeeee
I to get down from time to time but 95% of the time I am up weeeeeee lol
As we get older things change fome times for the better NOT and some times not .
Hang in there
Best wishes

cavie2 2011-07-08 14:13:40 -0500 Report

Most diabetics suffer from depression they seems to go hand in hand with each other don't know the reason for it. But if you take into account the fact that most people start to feel fatigued as if their energy has been sucked out of their bodies, pricking fingers, medication, insulin injections, getting meds or insulin doses changed to suit your bodies needs etc and in the US you have to pay for all your prescriptions meds, insulin, test strips, stick pens, meters, etc and if you have no insurance you don't get and have to go without. That is enough to make anyone depressed. Here in the UK we have the NHS (National Health System) we get tax and national insurance taken from wages before we get paid this NI goes to the Government who decide who gets what % and so much goes to doctors surgeries and hospitals etc they give out free meters and you get your prescriptions free for all diabetic medication but it still makes you depressed when your fingers buttock, thighs and stomach are sore from injections and pricking etc. I exercise a lot but sometimes that doesn't help and I can sink into depression for days but I always try to be positive and find humour in everything. I am sure others will join this discussion and give advice as well. lol

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