Diabetes and bipolar

By eva88 Latest Reply 2013-01-23 12:17:38 -0600
Started 2013-01-20 01:48:06 -0600

Wondering if anyone else suffers from a mood disorder or takes meds for a mental illness as well as has diabetes? I may be bipolar II (a less common and less severe kind of bipolar) as well as type 1 diabetic. I am very worried about side effects interfering with metabolism etc

6 replies

KathyH123 2013-01-21 00:24:09 -0600 Report

Hey Eva I am also a diabetic (type 2) and I was diagnosed with being bipolar not to long after being diagnosed as a diabetic then I was told I had Scotopic syndrome (something to do with reading problems) then ADHD and within the last year I was also told that I have OCD. And out of every medicine they have told me to take before they always told me when I asked if it would affect my diabetes or not. I don't know if this helps or not but if you ask your doctor they should be able to answer your question and if not your pharmacist should.

diabetesfree 2013-01-20 19:26:23 -0600 Report

Do you have two different Doctors to treat these problems, or are you seeing a single physician? If it's the former, make sure that they are both on the same page in regards to your meds.

eva88 2013-01-20 03:00:04 -0600 Report

I'm about to get on a treatment regimen. Before I talk to a psychiatrist again I want to keep researching. It will prob come down to lithium, depakote and lamictal though I am afraid of all of them. :(

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