I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 about a month ago. I am 66 years of age and am experiencing tremendous stress. I am on medication, exercise daily in the pool at the health center, and am watching my diet. Along with the diabetes, I have neuropathy, and L-5 radiculopathy. My parents are both in their late 80's and both have advanced dementia. I am their care giver. Because of my lumbar problems, my neurologist says I cannot ride my horse, which has always been my way of handling tension and stress. I have supportive family and friends, but I don't want to sound like a cry-baby all the time. It is getting more difficult to put on that "smiley " face. There are some days when I just think I cannot continue. What can help me handle these feelings?
Next Discussion: Doctor appointment »