By rayray215 Latest Reply 2014-03-02 14:32:07 -0600
Started 2014-02-24 18:37:05 -0600

I ben doing good with my diabetes these last few months im still very depressed and in denial but hey you can still be depressed and in denial and take care of your diabetes ppl said I would be happy well im not one bit but I still wanna do good with my diabetes to prove ppl wrong I eat wheat bread now never in 100 yrs I thought I would eat wheat bread so yeah glad I can lay the myth to rest if you take care of your diabetes you wont be depressed im not depressed cause my sugers are high im depressed cause I got diabetes on top of the other things that happen in my life I have some complications but not cause the fact I didn't take care of it but I was undiagnosed for yrs the dr said which I can belive as a kid I had the classic signs but never thought anything of it cause I was a kid and dint know what diabetes was and don't think my mom knew much cause no one close in my fam had it other then my great gram whos ben gone for a long time its sucks having nerouphty almost everywhere I don't go to bed till 5am cause of it

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harry1 2014-03-02 14:32:07 -0600 Report

Got so bad with the depression that I stopped. Taking my insulin wife had to rush me to the er. Er doctor said that I was starving myself to death by not taking in. They put me in the nut ward for 72 hours and forced my insulin in me.

Jan8 2014-02-25 05:54:38 -0600 Report

Hi rayray. lots of times depression and diabetes go hand in hand. If you have signs of depression for more than 2 weeks( feeling sad all day,feeling fatigued most of the time,not getting pleasure out of your life, feeling life isn't worth living, forgetful, body pains and many others go to your doc and give an antidepressant a try. You sound as if you need it. I take antidepressants and they work beautifully. I take lyrica and Cymbalta an my neuropathy is just not there anymore.

Debbiejf 2014-02-25 05:08:44 -0600 Report

Listen rayray, diabetes SUCKS! I've had it 30 years now and although it really is much easier to live with now because there is so much more knowledge and understanding of what it is and how to deal with taking care of yourself having it, it still sucks! When I was 28 I was told I had diabetes, period. Dr didn't give me any information of what it is or how to deal with it…just go and don't eat anything with sugar in it…no information on what any consequences could or would happen. Even 10 years ago I didn't have much more info because the doctors I had didn't know very much or at least they weren't telling me what I really needed to know. So now I'm 58 and paying a bigger price than I should be only because I wasn't given enough information by my Dr. who thought they could take care of my diabetes :(. And FYI, sadness isn't a long term depression but there are so many health problems that do cause depression. One last thing, unless the doctor is looking for blood sugar count when they do testing…no one will know if they have it. So all we can do is our best to take the best care of ourselves that we can. My vision has bee affected, I have neuropathy and a boat load of other issues from the diabetes, but I have plans for my future so I won't be giving up to easily ;). Stay strong my friend, get ALL the information you can from anywhere you can, knowledge is the answer to every question.

Fefe12 2014-02-24 22:59:44 -0600 Report

Wow! That's a lot to deal with. I feel for you. But I don't understand. Life is so important. This is all we have. To blow it means its all over, and I for one am not ready to give up the fight. Too many things to do that I haven't done. Too many dreams that have not been accomplished. Don't you have dreams? Why are you so sad? You are just one of thousands maybe millions that have this disease. Think about it, just one. What makes you different? What makes you the same? Why do you let your disease love your body more than you do? Sometimes we look at things with too much negativity. Yes there are so many out there with more money, skinnier, shining hair (that's for me) and yes even healthier. But then there are many more who have lost a parent or a child, can't pay the rent, can't feed their children, watching sick loved ones die before their eyes, then those who have cancer. Oh, I believe I am so much better off then they. I can't imagine a life where there was no hope, no joy, no love, no flowers, and ok lets get it out there, NO cake! Please take one day at a time. When u wake up ask yourself " what are you here for?" " Whos life can I affect today?" and when you go to bed, look at yourself in the mirror and ask "am I proud of how I treated that store clerk, the gardener, the old lady, the man who asked me stupid questions?" "am I proud of me?" We don't know why we were chosen to carry this weight, we just were. We must go on and share the news and let others know that this isn't the end. For many of us its just the beginning and we need all of us standing together to fight he fight. We need to help bring healing to those wearying souls that are too much in pain to believe they can go any further. Stand up and fight not just for the rest of us but for you as well. Who knows what connection you can have on another. Please heal, and give. Don't let it get you down, you are way too important. So now take a deep breath let it out slow and start again. Everyday is a new day, lets start again…and again…and again…Hugs.

GabbyPA 2014-02-24 20:33:10 -0600 Report

I am sorry that you are still struggling with being depressed. Did you know there is a Depression Connect that you can go to? Maybe they can offer you some help beyond what we can here?

rayray215 2014-02-25 22:20:51 -0600 Report

well I already did that gabby and as soon as I mention diabetes they all say just go to diabetic connect and now ppl on here will say go to depression connect so im screwed either way and is this site messed up I can only c ur comment no 1 elses

GabbyPA 2014-03-01 15:38:47 -0600 Report

There have been some issues with that and I have notified the admins about it.

I just know that not all diabetics struggle with depression. I'm sorry you feel you are getting the run around. That was not my intention. I just knew I could not offer you much good advice. I am here though, it you just want to talk about it. You can always drop me a private note

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