depression and diabetes

By giselaann Latest Reply 2011-07-29 17:38:11 -0500
Started 2010-01-02 07:47:44 -0600

Are there just some days or weeks that you know what you are supposed to do, but you just don't have the energy or the care to do what is needed?

10 replies

shoulders 2011-07-29 17:38:11 -0500 Report

Yes, I think all Diabetics have those days that you just want to close the door and forget the whole world is still going on, But, you must push yourself to get up and get active,and it will help your bg come down some. And will help you fell better too. You will then be back to your old self.

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-05 23:43:40 -0600 Report

I have been a diabetic for 12 years now, since I was 12 years old. I have neglected my health and been in denial most of the time (which I will pay for soon or a later). I have gotten so mad and angry that I just didnt care anymore. I get sick of HAVING to check my sugars and take shots 4 times a day.

AddassaMari 2010-01-06 16:37:59 -0600 Report

It seems you have started to pay attention to your health. So hang in there and remember you have a diabetes, diabetes does not have you.

Hinboyz3 2010-01-02 11:47:07 -0600 Report

Yep we all have those kinda days, but if we don't kick it into gear things will run you over before you know it. So you got to stay positive and do the things in life that you just have to do to survive!!

Harlen 2010-01-02 11:03:02 -0600 Report

Yep I do but I have a little girl that needs her grampa to get off his but and fix her some food, then the wife comes home and she wishes some hot food too lol
so I got to get up and go.Life is good just look at all you have and the good time you can have if you just get up and go. There are a lot that cant even get out of a chair so life is good even if its a bit hard from time to time
Best wishes

P2putt 2010-01-02 09:19:08 -0600 Report

I fully agree with the above suggestions. I've been a diabetic for 35 yrs.T2. I also deal with Depression-Recurrent.I have struggled for a long time. Finally,I changed my MD and he placed me on another medication. That was 3 years ago. I feel much better as the meds lessened many of my symptoms.It is difficult enough to manage "D",so if you can get some relief of you Depression symptoms even the better. Please consuly with your physician and if you insurance will cover a Psychiatrist, get a referral. Please follow through. Best to you,. Pete

Antique-Dave 2010-01-02 08:49:53 -0600 Report

Depression is a serious issue and needs to be addressed, you might also want to make sure that your B12 and D3 vitamin levels are good as a vitamin deficiency can affect your mood and energy as well.

AddassaMari 2010-01-02 08:31:59 -0600 Report

Yep, I have those days. Sometimes I indulge myself and just lay about other times I make myself get moving. I don't have clinical depression but I am affected by seasonal changes, especially when fall turns to Winter. I just want to hibernate. But thats a luxury most of us don't have.
But you should talk to you health care provider to make sure it is not just a case of the "blues". Depression is a serious medical condition that needs to be taken seriously. Being a diabetic and having to worry about all that entails does not help either. So please talk to you Primary Care Physician. Please.

imsuzie2 2010-01-02 07:52:37 -0600 Report

I have days when I don't want to do a thing. So yes. But, it doesn't hurt to see if your depression can be treated. You'll feel so much better, I know I did. Celexa worked for both my husband and me. Good luck. S2

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