Type II, needs some information on where to go now`

By teacherspet Latest Reply 2013-11-10 18:40:15 -0600
Started 2013-11-10 15:23:37 -0600

I have been a type II for 14 years, I am on Janumet, Amaryl, low carb diet, and lots of exercise. I am very faithful with these things. I have a teach consisting of my PCP-A; CDE; dietician, Ortho doc, weight specialist, arthritic doc. But I am seeming to slip back into the "I don't care" attitude. I don't need any crisis to snap me out of it, I need to not be depressed about everything in my life. I tend to be a generally positive person, but right now life has beat me up and I'm ready to stick all of this down the tubes. I still do all that I am supposed to do, don't make any room for too many slip ups, but I'd like to just see some sunshine,. Any ideas on how to snap out of this funk?

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Nick1962 2013-11-10 15:49:48 -0600 Report

Seems those feelings tend to creep in this time of year. A bunch of holidays coming up all centered on food we can't or shouldn't eat. Summer came and went without doing the things we promised ourselves we'd do. Lots of things to make us want to slip under the covers and not come out.
Any plans for the coming months? Like a vacation to look forward to? Start a new hobby or some new health related thingy you can wrap your head around? Maybe start some research/education to learn something new?

Glucerna 2013-11-10 18:40:15 -0600 Report

I think everyone gets overwhelmed at some point with diabetes self-care. Reaching out here for suggestions can be helpful, and you can also talk with your health care team. I love Nick's ideas! I've been reading about how being kind to other people can help us feel better ourselves. Simply smiling and saying hello to a stranger, or holding the door open for someone can help us feel good. Has anyone else tried this? ~Lynn @Glucerna

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