sara - 27890
By sara - 27890 Latest Reply 2008-12-16 04:46:08 -0600
Started 2008-12-15 23:07:21 -0600

i get so upset when i cant check my blood sugars i get really moody. i get so depressed sometimes because i cant sleep because my blood sugars are not where they are suppost to be. then i freak out because im afraid that i wont wake up because im in a diabetic coma, what to do?

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gunther123 2008-12-16 04:46:08 -0600 Report

My wife, who is Type I goes thru the same thing when she's low or out of supplies. she has depression, but I'm not sure where it comes from. I have read that diabetics in general are more suseptiple to depression. My wife has gotten a pretty good knack of knowing when her levels are off, especially the lows. I can tell when her levels are high because she is more contacerous, I don't chastize her though. I just gently ask her if she has checked her levels lately, and she is usually running high.

Headsup 2008-12-16 03:22:59 -0600 Report

If you don't have strips to take your blood sugar levels and no medication, then you should get up and do resistance exercise. If you don't have any weights, get some cans of food and lift them up and down. Also you can sit down and stretch your legs out in front of you and place the cans or something else that has weight on your feet and lift them up and down as long as you can. Resistance exercise works faster at bringing your blood sugar down. I'm sure you can think of other things you can exercise with. I sewed a tube with knit material and filled it up with rice, then sewed it close of course. It works good and is soft.It's good for other things too.

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