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gaama
By gaama Latest Reply 2014-04-11 10:47:31 -0500
Started 2011-03-05 14:22:37 -0600

I have had diabetes for 8 yrs after finding out I had cancer. The radiation threw me into diabetes and my body is real sensitive to anything. If I dont eat when I am supposed to, if i miss a snack, if im sick, if I dont get sleep. I take byetta twice a day with 2 oral meds but mostly its controled. Depression is my downfall. I have PTSD from a extremely abusive relationship, so depression is double for me. Sometimes I feel so weird because my family knows I have it but doesnt have the slightest idea what I can eat and cant. The doctor put me on disability and I am only 47, so now I live with my dad taking care of him so I definatley understand feeling down but I just prayed about it and know that god has a plan for me


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oldskinandbones
oldskinandbones 2014-04-11 10:43:54 -0500 Report

I'm sorry to hear your family doesn't understand the diabetic diet, but I've found most people don't. It's hardest for me to eat at meetings where I can't choose my food. I met a chef that prepared food for a lot of the meetings I attend and she was surprised that corn bread sent my blood sugar soaring worse that a small bowl of ice cream. Most people only think of table sugar.

gaama
gaama 2011-03-07 19:15:51 -0600 Report

thanks everyone i appreciate all of u, i do seek professional help for my PTSD and tomarrow they doctor is actually wanted me to talk in a group which will bring up alot of old memories if you know what i mean, so it will be painful but i feel god is wanting me to heal, so i will just pray that he will help me. I love taking care of people, I have done it since I was 16, which is the age I was when I had my first child. I took care of my terminal mother until see died 4 years ago, when i had cancer but i was working and didnt have time to think about my life, now i do, so i am aliittle scared of my future.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-03-07 08:23:11 -0600 Report

Hi!

I would like to join with, as you can see, many other members in welcoming you to Diabetic Connect. Glad to have you among us.

Just a question. Have you talked to your doctor about your depression? This is a treatable condition. He/she may have some ideas for you to help you with this. I would also encourage you to talk to a mental health professional, who could help you to have some perspective on what's going on in your life and help you to develop some new coping strategies. Don't go through this alone!

And stay in touch with us!

courtcat79
courtcat79 2011-03-06 22:11:18 -0600 Report

I'm glad your with us here on DC. I found this site not too long ago and find it very helpful because there are so many people that deal with a lot of the same issues everyday. I'm sure you will find a lot of support and make great friends on this site. Stay strong, I know that's easier said than done, cause I too suffer from depression as do many others on here. God only dishes out as much as we can handle. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that you aren't alone. We all struggle from time to time and I'm glad that this site was created for us.

EJMac
EJMac 2011-03-06 20:44:17 -0600 Report

Well, it seems there are several of us with alot of luck-I am a 7 yr survivor of pancreatic cancer, now have diabetes for the past 4 yrs because of the chemo, just found out I have stage 3 kidney disease and was DX with Lung cancer in Sept 2010. What a bitch. On the other hand I am grateful to be alive, enjoy the most out of each day, and actually right now feel better than I have in years. Had to start exercising and eating right for the diabetes & kidney problems. Anyway, welcome to this site. I have learned alot about diabetes and everyone is so supportive. Hang in there. There is a reason for all of this-I really believe that. Take Care, Elaine

oldskinandbones
oldskinandbones 2014-04-11 10:47:31 -0500 Report

LOL. You have a good attitude, Elaine. I try to take it one day at a time. Not always make it, but hanging in there. I've had diabetes for about 16 years and am a cancer survivor for 7. Just found out my dry macular degeneration turned wet. Shot in the eye every month. Ticked me off. I was doing so well emotionally. I'll get back on track, like you, soon. Yvonne

realsis77
realsis77 2011-03-06 10:40:18 -0600 Report

Hi. Welcome to DC. I also have PTSD and Depression along with diabetes. I too am on Social Security. This site has really helped me develop a positive attitude about my diabetes. Also in this community if you press vivit another community you will see you can join depression connect. They also are very supportive. I think you will like it here! Your not alone. You will find many other people dealing with the same issues. I will pray for you and want to say welcome again! This site has wonderful caring people and you will learn so much here! I have. Keep us posted on how your doing ok? Take care and God bless!

Mr. Hix
Mr. Hix 2011-03-05 17:13:19 -0600 Report

It is difficult, I myself have diabetes and PTSD been on SS for sometime and I'm only 41. Our family also has a sixth chromosome flaw, which has effected my mother the worst. She has many issues. Where I'm lucky, and only have Celiac Sprue. I give her all the help I can as you do your father, because we love them. Health problems of your own while trying to lend a hand to another with worse health issues, has that effect, depression, I'm afraid. I definitely feel for you. I also know there's is a plan, and there is reward in caring for those in need, whether they be family, friends, or just our fellow human beings. All my best to you and yours. I wish you better and more stable health.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2011-03-05 17:13:06 -0600 Report

It is difficult, I myself have diabetes and PTSD been on SS for sometime and I'm only 41. Our family also has a sixth chromosome flaw, which has effected my mother the worst. She has many issues. Where I'm lucky, and only have Celiac Sprue. I give her all the help I can as you do your father, because we love them. Health problems of your own while trying to lend a hand to another with worse health issues, has that effect, depression, I'm afraid. I definitely feel for you. I also know there's is a plan, and there is reward in caring for those in need, whether they be family, friends, or just our fellow human beings. All my best to you and yours. I wish you better and more stable health.

CaliKo
CaliKo 2011-03-05 17:07:55 -0600 Report

Welcome to the community. There are lots of people to talk to here. I hope that comforts you.

Mizzio
Mizzio 2011-03-05 21:45:13 -0600 Report

What cam I say this sucks i'am 60 and mow i'am taking insulin. This is do hard don't know what to eat how to eat i'am in so much pain,my feet hurt so bad, i'am almost done with this.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-03-05 15:51:27 -0600 Report

One thing that helped me was teaching my family what I can and can't have now, it really helps that I'm the primary cook in the house but because I am not always the primary grocery shopper I had to teach them to buy things I can eat to stay in control.

It also makes it harder to fall off the wagon or cheat because now they know when something I'm eating is not so good for me or when I probably shouldn't have seconds of a particular thing.

I also noticed that the closer to normal my sugar is the less depressed I feel. And sometimes on really low days it feels good to give myself a bit of a treat weather it's time off from cooking or cleaning or grabbing something from my stash of super yummy, emergency, diabetes friendly snacks.

Learn to be good to yourself and your body will reward you for it. After a little bit of convincing you can set your mind to believing anything is a treat to make you smile.