By marianrandy Latest Reply 2015-01-09 00:21:53 -0600
Started 2015-01-08 09:40:51 -0600

Maybe I am not getting the hang of this but am I suppose to reach out and make new contacts. I don't have a problem meeting new people, love it. Is it true that an avocado a day lowers your LDL? Maybe I am going through depression right now, things have been tough for us and now instead of talking to me, he sits in the living room and refuses to talk so he doesn't stress me out.

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lilleyheidi 2015-01-09 00:21:53 -0600 Report

Hi Marian, I'm sending you a friend request, you can accept it if you want and there is an option there to send private messages so we can talk privately if you want to do that.
Avocados are great, I'm not honestly sure if they lower LDL, but they are so yummy. I eat them when I can afford them. If your going thru a depression you may want to talk to your doctor about getting a referral to a therapist? I wish you the best of health. Heidi

suecsdy 2015-01-08 10:35:38 -0600 Report

It seems like diabetes dx never seems to come at a good point in our lives. Even though I suspected somewhere in the deep dark depths of my brain that this was a possibility, it hit hard and the adjustment was not easy, And when I get a mood swing from the D, it's like being hit by a train, hard, fast and devastating. I rant and cry and think nasty thoughts.and then it's over. I hate those days because I'm not that kind of person. I know it looks bad now, but as you learn and get your numbers in control it will get better
I don't know you and your husband, but maybe if he went to some of your appts. with you it would help him understand a little of what you are going through. Hugs to you and hang in there

marianrandy 2015-01-08 11:03:06 -0600 Report

He has only gone to one appointment, he works during the day and can't take off or really doesn't want to take off. He has been by himself for so long, his mother died when we were in high school and his father died maybe 20 years ago. He has a stepbrother who has cancer and is quite ill but he won't speak with him at all. Besides that he has no other family. He thinks he understands diabetes and now says he refuses to talk because then he will stress me out so he does not speak, hold me, or say anything. We are engaged but they way things are, I have no desire to move the relationship any further. We use to laugh and have fun but now it has changed. I recently got into an accident and totaled the car but survived. My boss and coworkers felt he had more concern for the car rather than me. Things are tough, he is a great person but we are going through difficulties right now. Going to hang in there, 5 years is so long and we were crazy about each other in high school but never dated.

Type1Lou 2015-01-08 09:57:39 -0600 Report

Hi Marian! Welcome to Diabetic Connect! I'm not sure I'm interpreting your question correctly: " am I suppose to reach out and make new contacts."…do you mean here on DC? One way to become acquainted with the communtiy is to check out the discussions and reply to those that are of interest. If you see someonw you'd like to become "friends" with, click on ttheir picture and you'll be take to their profile page. Below their profile page photo (on the left side of the page), you;ll see the option to "Connect" and will be ask to selct either "Friend" or "Follow". Being a "friend allows you to exchange private messages with info you may not wish to share with the entire DC community. I'll send you a "Friend" request so you see how it works…you can accept it if you think you wish to be my friend or ignore it if you'd rather not. Hope this helps.
I've started eating avocados since I've learned that they might be helpful. I suffered from clinical depression back in 2011. Tests revealed that my vitamin B12 levels were extremely low. Once I began taking B12 shots and supplements and the B12 levels returned to normal, my depression disappeared. It was a simple fix for me but others may not be so simple. It sounds like yours may be more complicated. Don't be afraid to ask questions. This site has lots of great information and support.

marianrandy 2015-01-08 11:07:43 -0600 Report

Thank you so much, you have provided some great answers. We are going through hard times but I am sure we will overcome them. Thank you about the info on Diabetic Connect, I found them through Facebook because they posted some great recipes and I was getting bored with what I was eating. I will respond to your friend request. On a deadline for work so trying to get the product produced before it has to goes to the printer so I probably won't be on the rest of the day! Thanks for your help and also to suecsdy.

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