Confused ....

By Sioux_native Latest Reply 2014-01-14 10:41:38 -0600
Started 2014-01-13 01:44:10 -0600

I'm only 31 yrs old and I been diagnosed with type 2 for over 5yrs … I'm highly depressed about taking so many meds concerning my diabetes .. I'm on Novolog flew pen and Lantus and Januvia, my blood sugars are confusing to understand I feeling I just want to throw it all away and stop testing, I've got no one around to help me understand these issues. I've seen diabetic health educators, an endocrinology and they just don't wanna understand me when I say I've had enough poking and nothing is changing, and my depression is worsening and my anxiety is really crawling up my spine and feels like death is literally breathing on my shoulder and I want to turn around and except it … Would like to hear from others who feel the same way plz

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Danny1966 2014-01-14 10:41:38 -0600 Report

Hi there! There is hope for you! Medically, keep seeking answers! Personally, I can tell you what has worked for me and the single greatest thing is a daily commitment to exercise. My first a1c was above 10. My last was 5.9. I walk or hike and lift weights regularly…some form of exercise daily. As you exercise your body will utilize your own insulin better. Don't give up. if you are overweight, even a 10 pound weight loss makes a huge difference. Best wishes.

Sugar Nana
Sugar Nana 2014-01-14 06:10:13 -0600 Report

I hear you talking! I was diagnosed last May and jumped on the healthy band-wagon but soon tired of the counting carbs, meal planning, and poking my finger (YES IT HURTS). But with the new year comes an opportunity for a new chance for change. We need to take care of ourselves! God directed me to this site and by faith both you and I will find our way.

Risingsun611 2014-01-13 13:03:22 -0600 Report

Sioux_native, it hasn't been one year for me since I was diagnoised. At the time that I was told, you could have very well told me I was dying. Yes, I did go through depression and was overwhelmed by all the do's and don'ts, yet I was determined to not let this "thing" called diabetes get the best of me. Educating yourself is key. I tested at least twice a day just to know whether I was eating right or eating wrong…then adjusted what I ate as needed until it because a habit. I learned about foods and found great alternatives that tasted great. I also realized that I as my numbers got better, I could treat myself in moderation. Stay positive, increase your faith and know that you will get better! Stay surrounded by positive and encouraging people.

kimfing 2014-01-13 12:13:12 -0600 Report

If you feel your endo isn't working with you and for you, fund a new one. Please don't give up, life is so worth living. I suggest you talk to Dr about your depression NOW! maybe you need some temp meds to get you thru. Im newly dx so i haven't experienced depression issues. My husband been Tpye 1 for many years and he goes thru slumps. We are a a team and get each other thru. You may not have that right now, but you are here and reaching out. We can help get you through, but please call your Dr.

101 Diabetics
101 Diabetics 2014-01-13 10:21:49 -0600 Report

Sioux_native don't give up! Stay plugged in to Diabetic Connect. There are people here that will help you to understand.

I am so newly diagnosed that I probably cannot help you, but there is someone around here that should be able to steer you in the right direction.

The main things are to keep your head up, search for answers, and never give up! You cannot let this measley ole diabetes get you down…

My best help when I am in doubt: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

denipink57 2014-01-13 03:49:26 -0600 Report

i used to feel the same way until i had all of my insulins changed to new ones. work with your Endo on this. you might need a change too. as for the depression and anxiety i see a Psych doc and i am on Latuda now. this really helps. good luck, Denise

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