have you taken antipsychotics and become diabetes

By Jude1952 Latest Reply 2014-01-05 11:53:08 -0600
Started 2014-01-04 00:15:51 -0600

I have been wondering if people taking anti psychotics medication and have become diabetes have different challenges in our control of Blood Sugar. If we are still taken the anti-psychotics meds or not. I am now do a program cal TEST, TEST and TEST. I have be taken my BS levels Fasting , before eating and 2 hrs after meal. To chart my own personal curve. I found I can eat crabs 20- 30 with each meal still have control of my BS. And I have gone back in my records and calculated my A1C. I am not sure what I ate but my level were higher when I took anti psychotics medication. I do know that when I am very stressed or depressed even when I barely eat and eat a very few crabs I have higher levels. If any one know of any study regarding anti psychotics medication and diabetic control please share Thanks.

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jayabee52 2014-01-05 01:27:27 -0600 Report

Oh yes, Jude, medications of all types affect our Blood Glucose (BG) levels either by raising our BG levels or by lowering our BG levels. I had a while back stumbled on a website which gave the names of medications and told whether they created hyper glycemia or hypo glycemia. You may find that site here ~ http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/type-2/diabetes... You may look up the name of the med and find out its effect upon your BG levels

I have also done something similar to what you have done, only I had not plotted a curve but I developed a 3 ring binder with foods I commonly ate and determined whether I could continue to eat it or not. You may find my proceedure here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

I note the repeated use of the word "crabs" in the original posting. Was your phone auto-correcting and inserting that word instead of carbs? (smart phones can really be dumb? LoL!)

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-04 18:29:34 -0600 Report

Depression and stress can raise blood sugar levels. I was on zoloft for 3 years and did not have diabetes. I have not been on medications for depression for over 10 years. I don't dwell on or stress over anything I can't control. I got rid of the people who cause drama in my life including family members. I absolutely do not care what people think about me or say about me. I will not help anyone who is not willing to help themselves and I do things that make me happy. No one can make you happy but you. I don't depend on anyone but myself. I also do not expect anyone to live up to my expectations anymore than I am going to live up to theirs. I don't try to change people because the only person I can change is me. Life is short and I choose to live it rather than dwell on things that I cannot change or control. The past is the past, leave it there and always look to the future with a positive outlook.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-01-04 00:35:16 -0600 Report

Being depressed and stressed raises your levels too especially when you don't eat much. It happens to me a lot!

Jude1952 2014-01-04 01:36:13 -0600 Report

Do you take medication for depression and/ or stress. Unfortunately not eating goes with severe depression. It must be very hard to be a T1. and so young. Hopefully with join a support group my goal is to get off more drugs. I hoping that a Medicate induce diabetic could be reversed.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-01-04 01:39:42 -0600 Report

Nope! I don't take anything. I just try not to dwell on things ad much as I used to. It got a little easier. :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-04 18:32:20 -0600 Report

Kudos to you jay, when you dwell on things that can cause depression. I got tired of being depressed and taking medication for it. I worked with my therapist intensively and he helped me every step of the way. I change my life and my outlook in life. I can't change the past, I can live for the present and I can look forward to the unknown future. Made me a much happier person.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-01-04 21:37:34 -0600 Report

Thanks! And yes diabetes does take a toll on a lot of people! It was difficult to accept at first and I was scared of meds so I just tried my best.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-04 22:22:20 -0600 Report

I was scared at first also but thankfully, a friend helped me the very first night. I was fine after that. I realized it was just another phase in life. Yes you always have to try your best.