diabetic type 1

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-03-01 09:08:28 -0600
Started 2012-02-29 18:21:14 -0600

I was diagnosed with having type 1 diabetic mar last year. Ever since that time i generally feel depressed. Iam insulin dependent and diabetic damages my nerve. I am suffering now with diabetic neuropathy. Although I manage my blood sugar to a low of between 96-126. How do you deal with this?

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Type1Lou 2012-03-01 09:08:28 -0600 Report

Depression is more prevalent in people with diabetes. I was diagnosed Type 1 at age 27 and am now 63. Last December, I sought help for depression and my doctor discovered I had low B12 levels. Besides B12 shots and supplements, he also prescribed an antidepressant (Celexa) which has helped me get my life back on track. I was on MDI (multiple daily injections) of Lantus and Novolog until I started on my insulin pump last August. Prior to going on the pump, I would get scary low BG's that landed me in the ER or the hospital. The pump has remedied that problem. Learn as much as you can about your diabetes. Take the necessary steps to get your BG's under control (diet and exercise). What you do or don't do is as important as what the doctors do for you…maybe even more important. But your doctor is also an essential part of your diabetes management team. Don't hesitate to ask questions and voice your concerns..it's all part of being your own best advocate and taking responsibility for your diabetes. With the right approach, you can live long and prosper!

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