Diabetes & Depression

By bar59567 Latest Reply 2012-04-02 02:36:06 -0500
Started 2012-03-21 17:29:28 -0500

I do really good with my diabetes until the depression comes on. I take the max. I can take on my depression medication. I need someone who wouldn't mind if I could send them a message when the depression starts and overeating begins. Maybe that's the solution to my problem. It's kind of like I need a sponcer. My husband is a truck driver and last week I promised him I would stay on track. Now I'm already off.

22 replies

riquelskyy 2012-03-27 04:57:34 -0500 Report

Hi well let me start off by telling you my name. It's Alannah. I'm T1 and 21 years old. I was diagnosed with depression and diabetes when I was 15 due to 5 years of sexual emotional and physical abuse been on so many different medications. Right now I'm on Prozac and Remron. And trust me I do have my days of feeling down. Fill free to contact me in any time of need to vent or just to talk. :)


Armourer 2012-03-24 23:43:40 -0500 Report

Perhaps it is time to change meds? I've been on six different meds in the last 18 years, went to the max dose on all of them. Currently on Cymbalta for the last three years, it not only has helped with the blues but greatly helped my bad back! Best to you!

troublemaker27 2012-03-23 15:31:20 -0500 Report

hey there all well i was diagnosed with bio polar depression when i turned 13 i was shocked but i still take medications.
to this day.
there's no cure for depression yet.
but we will find a cure one day and we will be ready.
how long have you all been on depression?

eristar 2012-03-23 06:25:22 -0500 Report

I've been on depression meds for a couple of years now, and what a difference they have made in my whole quality of life! I never knew I could actually feel happy for no reason! So the whole depression thing is no stranger to me - feel free to check in when you are feeling off track - a lot of us here know just what you are going through! Please take care. Erica

troublemaker27 2012-03-22 16:27:50 -0500 Report

i feel weak and sick today i think it's almost my time of my month
can you all help me what it is?
thanks and please help me

Caroltoo 2012-03-22 16:42:40 -0500 Report

If it is your time of month coming on, it would be good to eat fewer carbs, reduce the sugar and caffeine, and take good care of yourself. Hormonal changes of our cycles can also trigger cravings for carbs which then make our diabetes more active.

annesmith 2012-04-02 02:31:51 -0500 Report

Thank you for the reminder—-I have been improving some on that..lots of carbs during my PMS time is really really bad for me I figured out—I have tracked down one huge pattern—during my 10 days of PMS, my diabetes basically goes crazy—it doesn't take much carbs to send me straight up into the 300s, 500s, and 600s during this time. However, after my monthly I go SO much lower—OH, my Gosh..I mean, I go from say the 300s and 500s to 600 down to the 80s—-aaaahhhhhhhhh!!! Sorry to complain..ha…it's just that that is REALLY one heck of a change. It's done this for years, but I was not treated for diabetes until age 35, and I am 41 now. I was diabetic as a child..it went untreated they found without a doubt. OH, boy…the wonders of being female..ha, ha. The next time I go to the doctor ( I'm still looking for a new one), come rain , hail or snowstorm, I am not forgetting to tell him that big piece of information. It's hard, because, on the one hand as a diabetic I want to give my body to eat what it is telling me it needs..on the other hand, in nondiabetics also cravings come on that we I guess don't necessarily need. Good thing I am almost an athlete, or am one, because, no matter what type of diabetes, exercise is always beneficial…ANNE

bar59567 2012-03-22 20:42:40 -0500 Report

Well girls I am over periods and menopause.

Caroltoo 2012-03-22 22:03:43 -0500 Report

When you get to a computer and can look at the discussion in toto, you will see that I was actually responding to an issue Troublemaker brought up on your discussion, but isn't it great to be past all of that!!

bar59567 2012-03-23 10:47:44 -0500 Report

I am so glad it is done. My periods were so heavy I used to think I was going to bleed to death.

annesmith 2012-04-02 02:36:06 -0500 Report

Yeah..I know what you mean..mine always start off light briefly, then, WHAM, they are usually moderate to heavy bleeding. However, mine never did last a whole 5-7 days . I bleed pretty heavy for 2 days, maybe 3 days, then it stops. I am very thankful mine only last 2-3 days. One day a few years ago I was at work and it started—OH, geez…embarassing—I lost so much blood my face turned sheet white—I got through it all, but just in general, it was also very very painful…ANNE

melissarose 2012-03-21 23:20:22 -0500 Report

My dr put me on Wellbutrin after my first son. It works for depression and to help diabetics with over eating. Win win right?! It worked great!

bar59567 2012-03-21 23:25:48 -0500 Report

I take that but the side effects are so bad. I take one every ten days along with my other depression medication.

dietcherry 2012-03-21 20:29:44 -0500 Report

I hope that you would feel free to talk to all of us when you are feeling weak. You are welcome to message me if you like! In case you didnt know, we have a sister site for depression and you can access it by hovering over View Another Community in the upper right-hand corner of any page. The menu will open and choose Depression down near the bottom. I hope you have a great evening!!