By SKrosner Latest Reply 2009-07-21 23:39:00 -0500
Started 2009-07-20 16:55:21 -0500

I just found out this last April that Iam a Type 2 diabetic.Although my Dad was a aType 2 diabetic also,my sister is a pre diabetic.I also found out about two weeks later that I also have sleep apena.Between being a diabetic and having sleep apena seems to really get me down.I guess this is kinda the norm????????

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Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-21 23:39:00 -0500 Report

All I can say is, sleep deprivation will destroy you, destroy your will to live or to even get out of bed, which is a snow-ball affect! I won't even say what meds my Dr put me on to make sure that I could sleep—another story and I am tired so will take my meds and go "beddy-bye"! Best of Luck to you too!!! You are not alone, maybe not as severe, or more so, it doesn't really matter, we are all struggling with something. may God bless each and every one of us, and others too! Amen! PR

cakeybakes 2009-07-20 21:29:38 -0500 Report

I am also T2 with sleep apnea. I have slept with a Bi-pap for 11 years and have been on meds for diabetes for 6. My dad died a couple of years ago because he refused to take care of his diabetes. My sister has it, and my mom.


The depression gets the best of us at times. Once you start getting some REAL sleep you will feel a lot better. Getting the blood sugar numbers under control helps also. Hang in there—it does get better. Not to say that you won't have some bad days—we all do. But, this too, shall pass!

SKrosner 2009-07-21 10:21:47 -0500 Report

Thanks for the encouragement .The doc has had me on three different kinds sleepin meds since I can not ge used to the dang mask.Ilways eem to takethe mask off once I fall alseep.I know thing will get better, but it isjst getting there.

cakeybakes 2009-07-21 12:38:10 -0500 Report

It took me a few weeks. But once you start getting sleep, even a few hours of real sleep, you will notice a difference.

Serenity 2009-07-20 17:29:45 -0500 Report

Sometimes, life is kind to you and other times, not so much.

I try to take each day as it comes. Yes, it does like to sneak up on me and several days will just attack me all at once lol

What I do when I find myself in this situation is that I let it all out. Then, I force myself to go out and look at stuff and find one nice thing and just focus on that for awhile. Sometimes, I'll treat myself to a movie and sneak in my own goods so I'm not tempted by that darn popcorn (I can't have the salt).

Educate yourself: education is indeed empowerment. Find what works for you and go from there.

I hope you feel better.

- Serenity