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Old 06-09-2014, 17:03   #11
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Hi annsrum,

Does your husband use the LCHF MOE ?, strangely it helped me become far more stable mood wise. Same with exercise, sounds piffling, but both helped. I realise that these factors may seem trivial, but every litte bit counts.

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Does your husband use the LCHF MOE ?, strangely it helped me become far more stable mood wise. Same with exercise, sounds piffling, but both helped. I realise that these factors may seem trivial, but every litte bit counts.
He has been exercising a lot lately since he quit his job, and he will eat whatever I fix, but also has been drinking protein muscle milk type shake things which I suspect have a lot of carbs in them and lives off of protein bars when I am not home to cook. Not sure what the MOE stands for him your acronym though.

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Method Of Eating.

By the way, I prepare my own simple but very healthy meals. Mainly vegetable salads with plenty of olive oil and some grilled fish or chicken. Also red meat but thats done by my wife. All LCHF natural foods.


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I think the priority should be to get his A1C under 6. Highs and lows could have horrible effects on his mood. Maybe the LCHF diet could help him feel like he doesn't have to give up everything that tastes good?

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I think the priority should be to get his A1C under 6. Highs and lows could have horrible effects on his mood. Maybe the LCHF diet could help him feel like he doesn't have to give up everything that tastes good?
Unfortunately, I am not sure he is interested in my help for his a1c. He humors me and will eat what I cook, but he eats what he wants when I'm not around. At this point he has done things a particular way for so long that I don't know if he is willing to change that.

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Personally, I'm inclined to anger when glucose is dropping and when my wife becomes too intrusive over my glucose management (usually justified on her part, but also often demonstrating some idea or other that just isn't true).

I ought to point out that my wife IS a clinical psychologist and works closely with psychiatrists whenever necessary. She's well aware of strengths and weaknesses of both talk and meds. I've met and known most of the practitioners in our area and can tell you there's tremendous variation in their areas of expertise and personal styles. Finding the right one is critical. Your PCP might be helpful in locating a suitable shrink.

Nothing can be done if your husband does not agree to go.

My own experiences with anti-depressants have not been especially good. The depression lifts somewhat, but so does concern over most anything, producing a disturbing ennui.

The psychiatric community has a refined definition of what constitutes clinical depression and medicateds or not accordingly. There are a wide variety of meds available depending upon the diagnosis.

While I won't defend his outbreaks of anger, I will say that being type 1 is a royal pain in the neck! The constant dietary problems, the trips to the ER and severe complications are awful. I expect these are far worse in a young man!

Perhaps a calm discussion during a time of peace is in order. Certainly the suggestion to go to counseling yourself is a terrific interim step you can easily take.

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If you cannot get your husband to go to a councilor, I encourage you to go yourself.

After his heart attack in 2002, DH had all of the physical and mental bad reactions to statins reported by millions but denied by many doctors. His mental condition sounds a lot like what you are going through. At first I did not know what was going on, just that he was terribly ill. The only reason the marriage survived is the councilor I saw by myself...and a fortuitous, non-debilitating stroke that resulted in changed medications.

As John says, councilors are not one size fits all. If you or he or both go, you may have to shop around some.

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T1D is THE PITS to cope with. Add other stuff and bam!

I had an episode last night after which I expected the paint to peel off the walls. It was just a minor vent ... huh. But I felt better after it.

Actual drywall damage, though, can be costly. Especially if he is not working ... yep -- psychs in order to help him learn constructive ways of coping. CBT and if needed, meds. CBT is appealing to me -- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- because it does not provide the opportunity to get all introspective and self-pitying ... as some therapies can, sadly.

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T1D is THE PITS to cope with. Add other stuff and bam!

I had an episode last night after which I expected the paint to peel off the walls. It was just a minor vent ... huh. But I felt better after it.

Actual drywall damage, though, can be costly. Especially if he is not working ... yep -- psychs in order to help him learn constructive ways of coping. CBT and if needed, meds. CBT is appealing to me -- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- because it does not provide the opportunity to get all introspective and self-pitying ... as some therapies can, sadly.
I had read about that. I think that sounds like a good approach.

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His mom says his dad (who also has type 1) used to have angry fits just like these. To me it feels over the top reaction even if he is miserable. But perhaps it is somewhat a learned behavior by watching his father. I am wondering if it might not be a bad idea to get a punching bag for the garage while we work through this. I'd prefer he hit that and not doors or other objects that cost money to replace. I haven't talked to him yet about it much. I am waiting for good timing. Good to hear from other diabetics about it on here. When he is is on an even keel I get into a false sense that maybe things are ok but then I think that is a mistake. He is due back for a check up at the dr's in July. Hopefully I can make that appt and convince the dr to refer him to psychologist.


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