Feeling down

By Lelebell82 Latest Reply 2013-11-13 14:51:02 -0600
Started 2013-11-12 21:11:44 -0600

I was doing good and now I am in a slump. I haven't had my blood work done in a while so Im not sure of my levels but Im eating bad, I just feel
depressed and just want to feel "normal"…my anxiety, my stomach..just everything is a mess. Do any of you get like this? If so what do you do?

Tags: stress

3 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-11-13 14:51:02 -0600 Report

I have never been through that because my health and well being depends on my being vigilant. I decided that I am going to do what I can to stay healhty. I understand being in a slump because I got tired of eating the same foods. I tried new foods and got out of my slump. I went through a month of not testing. When I did start testing again, I was surpised how good my numbers were. I never stopped again.

It is up to you to pull yourself out of your slump. No one can do that for you. You have to take the first step. You have to find out what your numbers are and work from there.

I do not focus on being diabetic and I don't focus on all of the problems that can happen because I am diabetic. That alone can be stressfull. My testing and taking medication are so routine, I no longer have to remind myself to do it.

Find things you like to do and do them. Go for a walk, call friends and go do something fun together, listen to music, find a hobby you would like, get involved in something that inspires you. Make a list of your goals and check them off once you accomplish them and then give yourself a special treat. Diabetes doesn't mean your life has stopped. That happens because a person makes that choice. My view is that there are people out there with worse problems than mine and they manage to keep going. If they can so can I.

I learned to be self supporting and self motivating. This keeps me from being dependant on others to do it for me. Please get out of your slump and enjoy life.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-11-13 05:53:49 -0600 Report

I think we've all been there, its a fight sometimes, hell a lot of the time. First off, don't beat yourself up over it. It's not one thing that makes things go to hell, usually, so it's not going to be a magic bullet fix. Do anything you can to make it better, even if it's only a little bit. I like the music idea, go for a walk, distract yourself. As stupid as it sounds my 1st step was switching from Molson to Bud light, I lost ten pounds, took less insulin and numbers came down some. That made me want to keep doing better and started going to the gym, then I didn't want eat crap and undo all the hard work I just put in. Hang in there, you can get past this.

george allshouse
george allshouse 2013-11-12 23:02:29 -0600 Report

Hey there I been there myself I try to listen to music or go for a walk if you want to talk to me I'm here and check ur levels and if u take insulin take it cause I just got out of the hospital and tring to eat right try one day carb counting of 1800 try eating chicken noodle soup or light turkey sandwich

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