Type 1 diabetic

By TaraZinyk Latest Reply 2013-10-03 10:36:36 -0500
Started 2013-09-30 23:27:11 -0500

Hi everyone, I am new to this app but not new to diabetes. I have had diabetes now for 22 years. I am starting to really panic about my disease. I have some complications, I get bad anxiety and depression and I'm literally scared I will die at a young age. I just find the constant baffle of this disease so hard. Anyone who has tips or can just be supportive that would be so great.

Tara xoxo

11 replies

Stuart1966 2013-10-03 10:36:36 -0500 Report

Did you ever take both types of meds (Anxiety & Depression), at one point ??? Gotta be careful taking ourselves off things… some meds can have dangerous side-effects if we do. Be careful please.

Now, what party can't you go to???

If you are stopping yourself, time to take your foot off those brakes. The only difference between your friends, and you, YOU are aware of things they rarely consider. You must pay the price up front for your choices. They pay on the back end, their thighs, their muffin tops…

Insulin is the price we pay, and having to use the stuff, some "prices" are too steep, we will not pay! Naaaah, don't need to shoot for that cake, not hungry, and don't want the thigh poison. Not gonna eat it. No, dont want real soda… empty calories, and I want to look good in that bathing suit.

The diabetes dragons make us more aware of things (far more), in many ways. What day on your planner is marked for your own death? Looking at mine, I can't seem to find that date… can you?

It is guaranteed we ALL will die, someday, myself as long as it is NEVER TODAY, myself I'm content!

What is happening that you are earnestly afraid that you will die soon? Talk to us… we all know these ghosts… intimately.

TaraZinyk 2013-10-01 22:14:28 -0500 Report

I take anxiety meds I actually refuse the depression meds as I'm not keen to medications. I've started to really work out again so that helps a bit!

Amy2290 2013-10-01 22:09:24 -0500 Report

I have had diabetes for 12 years now and I am the same way! High anxiety, not only about the diabetes but everything. I'm about to have trigger finger surgery which they are relating to my diabetes. I'm just very depressed as we'll, your
not alone

TaraZinyk 2013-10-01 22:13:18 -0500 Report

OMG Amy what's trigger finger?? I've had eye surgeries for conplixations due to my diabetes it's scary but they are worth it!!i hear you about the anxiety lol story of my life!

FLBjr 2013-10-01 16:20:14 -0500 Report

Hi Tara, I am new to this site although I have had it for awhile. Just a question for you. Do you ever take depression pills? I know I had to start taken them due to depression and having Military anxiety.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-10-01 09:57:22 -0500 Report

I've been at it 26 years, there's going to be a lot of ups and downs, just do the best you can. Stay active, eat the best you can, and test. It took me about 15 years to develop the testing habit. I've tried to make each day a little better than the last, even if your number is only a little better, or you can only work out 1 minute more, you're still better off than yesterday. Hang in there.

TaraZinyk 2013-10-01 09:38:28 -0500 Report

Thanks Ky Lake Dave. And Nick I will definitely look into these websites that's amazing he's ha if so long and is still surviving!! That's great! Thank you both :)

Nick1962 2013-10-01 09:31:39 -0500 Report

Another member here - Richard157 has been T1 now for 68 years and has inspired everyone both T1 and T2. He's very active in the diabetes community, blogged a lot, written the book "Beating The Odds: 64 Years Of Diabetes Health" and has won a Joslin Honor award. Might want to follow him, I know he's active on several sites

Ky Lake Dave
Ky Lake Dave 2013-10-01 09:00:16 -0500 Report

I am new to this. Type 2. Tara you may think I am out of line being so new but still offering advise. But here it goes, we all have daily struggles with or without this disease. Be strong. , push through those bad days and appreciate your good days. Ask for support like you are doing. Support is a tool to get through those tough dark days, not a sign off weakness. One of the first things I did once I was diagnosed was seek out a website like this. I knew I needed advise and support from the people directly involved with this. I truly believe that as long รก you are diligent about taking care of your meds and diet you will live a long life. It is those that turn their backs and pretend this is not happening that will die from this. You Tara got this! You are in control.

TaraZinyk 2013-09-30 23:59:01 -0500 Report

Thanks Peter, I test a lot too and I just recently started working out again and I find that 430 I work out for 20-30 mins in my treadmill does me wonders!! I am so open about my diabetes and what make me sad is my friends seem to ignore it. When I'm here trying to remember I'm not like all my friends who go our all the time to party and eat and they act like I can do it too. Frustrating!!

pwwb 2013-09-30 23:53:55 -0500 Report

Hang in there. I also have been a type 1 diabetic for 24 yrs. I call it a full time non paying job. I get discouraged and depressed too. Some days are good, mostly I have good 30 minute to 2 hr periods in a day and then I feel dizzy or tired depending if I'm low or high. I test real often, 10x per day. I used to go off to test or take shots in private because I just don't want to be the new subject of conversation. Now I just do it anywhere.
I try to get exercise early in the day. It helps keep me from getting insulin resistant. Bike, walk, swim, anything, it helps keep the depression away too. Even just 30 min.
Good luck.

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