Back to square 1

By youngdiabetic Latest Reply 2014-08-09 09:00:32 -0500
Started 2014-08-06 18:27:17 -0500

was depressed on dx with t2D at 27 yrs old. I somehow showed courage even though depressed and lost 15 lbs so far. My BGs are somewhat in good range at the moment.

Started seeing a therapist.

Now back to depression mode again when I go out with wife or friends there is nothing that I like that I could eat. I have a knee injury due to which I am unable to walk or run. Started biking now getting back pain. Exercising has become difficult. At work I cannot handle salads I feeling like vomiting if I eat more salad. Now just eating chicken. My work stress has increased trying to cope up. My wife is very understanding but she is forcing me to exercise but I am physically tired. She is now frustrated with my behavior. I am doing physiotherapy for my knee and shoulder. Now I started sitting someplace quite and just praying to calm my mind.

I feel guys in DD are much stronger than me. I hope God gives me enough courage.

4 replies

Type1Lou 2014-08-09 09:00:32 -0500 Report

I too was diagnosed at age 27. I am now 65 and have learned to accommodate my diabetes into my lifestyle. I re-educated my palate (which takes some effort and determination) and, as a result am eating healthier than I ever did. For example, my husband loves pasta but I stay away from it because of the carbs. When I make him spaghetti, on my plate, I put the sauce over french style green beans or spaghetti squash…lots lower carbs and since the flavor is in the sauce, I never miss the pasta. Take it one step at a time. Learn as much as you can about how to control your diabetes and you can have a good quality of life for many years to come.

laurafaye 2014-08-08 21:53:30 -0500 Report

Hi i understand how you feel when i first was told i was d2 i would have the same thing everyday for breakfast egg whites and carrots… and let me tell you what i got sooo sick of them i couldnt eat it any longer the best advice is mix up what you eat trust me its well worth looking into the diabetic recipes out there now that i have more to pick from i dont feel so grossed out about food. Maybe you should try to break up your excerise by doing shorter times and try adding other types in or even get your wife or close friends invloved in the activity so its fun and the time passes faster thats what i have done even the simplist act of talking to someone while being active makes the time go faster for going out to eat try looking up what you want to eat in advance from the resturant so you are prepared for outings that way the same old salad can become something better that you like better dont loose hope just because you have d2 it doesnt mean it controls you live your life and remember its yours ENJOY it dont let that black cloud of depresson make the journey harder … and smile you have come sooo far look what youve been able to acomplish keep up the great work

Glucerna 2014-08-06 21:55:59 -0500 Report

I'm glad that you're working with a therapist. Dealing with diabetes can be overwhelming, even with a supportive wife and family. You have several positive steps that you're taking: losing weight, lowering blood sugar levels, working with physical therapy and staying connected with others here. I give you a lot of credit for everything you're accomplishing. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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