Diabetes and Depression......

By shoulders Latest Reply 2011-10-03 02:09:34 -0500
Started 2011-09-18 23:36:17 -0500

Deppression tend to occur in people with diabetes more than in general population. Feeling "blue" or discouraged now and then is normal but prolonged feelings of sadness or low self esteem are not. Counseling, especially with medicines, can provide effective relief from depression for most people.

18 replies

myskia 2011-09-22 01:27:25 -0500 Report

Thats a problem I am dealing with now and have been for many years , depression. Not bad enough so my Dr thinks to have anything but to take a couple pills a day, but its nit helping, Which I told her. I have no energy really and am not happy with my self because of the weight i have put on. it just sucks all the way around.

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-09-21 15:34:34 -0500 Report

I too was depressed! But you got to accept the fact, and believe you will get help! Try fiinding a volunteer job with your local food pantry,church, any non profit group that can use your talent! This will bild up your self esteem and feel good that YOUY help others in the communoity! Try it, you'll like it! Do not know your case, so this is only my opinion, tryng to get you out of the rut on the road! God Bless U, Grandpa Bill

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2011-09-21 15:07:10 -0500 Report

Diabetes can be very hard to deal with mentally as well as physically. NOt only does my emotional state go way out of wack when my blood sugars are all over the place, but just trying to deal with the day to day worries of diabetes control can get anyone down. I have found that the more stable my blood sugar levels are the better my mood is generally. Some days I just have to take a step back from worrying about anything diabetes related and focus on other areas of my life so that I can find a good balance. Diabetes doesn't have to control our lives. It is just one part of who we are.

realsis77 2011-09-19 10:05:06 -0500 Report

Hi. This is so true! I also take two medications for depression. Thank God they have been working quite well. Be aware some depression medications can actually make your sugar run HIGHER , so know what your taking and all the possiable side effects to the medications!! I know abilify is one of the medications that actually CAUSE high blood sugar so make sure you know what your taking!! Discuss with your doctor the possiable effects of each medication! You don't want to end up with something that actually RAISES your blood sugar!

shoulders 2011-09-18 23:37:56 -0500 Report

I see a counsler and am takeing medication for anxiety and depression. Do you know the symptoms of depression are?

sheriden 2011-09-22 03:17:54 -0500 Report

I my self feel tired all the time, have no get up and go, don't want to do any thing even the things i love to do most of the time. I also get angry because I just get tired of all the crap. crying allot sleeping allot or not at all You can eat allot or not at all. It differs for each one. You should talk to your doc. It is a must to take care of your mental as well as your phy, health when you are diabetic. Wish you well. Blessings to you and yours. I hope you start feeling better we can't have you down.

realsis77 2011-09-19 10:36:25 -0500 Report

Hi. Depression. Symptoms include, lack of energey, lethargy, inability to concentrate, inability to finish tasks, lack of intrest in activity, lack of social and sexual intrest, sleeping more or less, change in appitite, lack of intrest in things you once loved to do, crying, negative thoughts, these are just some general sympotoms of depression. I hope I've helped answer your question.

myskia 2011-09-22 01:29:26 -0500 Report

I have all the signs not as much the negative but the rest, is like a boulder on my shoulders.

shoulders 2011-09-19 20:50:33 -0500 Report

Some times I think "We" are the "NORMAL" ones cause we tend to fell things,and are more worried about things in life. Not a sling it over your shoulders type. Were does that get you in life?

realsis77 2011-09-20 09:58:07 -0500 Report

Very true! I've always taken things to heart every since I was young. I think some people are just born that way.?

Jan8 2011-09-21 15:21:41 -0500 Report

Hi reaisis, Yes some of us are just more sensitive. It is amazig how different we all are. i wish I could not care as much as I do. Guess we just have to set up better boundaries( or something)!

Anonymous 2011-09-19 06:57:37 -0500 Report

I get so frustrated with taking medicines sometimes that I just dont want to take it. I know I have to but it's the thought of taking a handful of pills ea each day. I do get depressed but I have to deal with it. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. So God bless everyone n hang in there. Maybe there will be a cure…

myskia 2011-09-22 01:30:46 -0500 Report

I agree , I have to take about 15 a day. i hate taking them, find myself not sometimes because of it, but most of the time i do. if it isnt one thing its another.