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Old 10-09-2013, 17:47   #1
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please tell me its the diabetes, i seem to tell myself others would be moody to if they had diabetes, i think it,s turning me fairly negitive sometimes, i,d sure love to be happy/positive all the time, if you have any suggestions of how i can make a change, then im all ears, anyone else out their with the same thing? an if so is it worst since you got diabetes,

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Is it the diabetes itself, or the coping with it?

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There are a lot of things that can affect mood. Do you take Vitamin supplements, especially Vitamin B and Vitamin D?

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Don't know where you're at on this path, but there are several possibilities ...

I don't know how long you've had diabetes, but the adjustment period can be intense, and so many of us must work with little or no support from others. Physically speaking, the body must readjust to normal glucose levels, and levels may fluctuate wildly as it does so. This can lead to feeling poorly physically and emotionally.

The early days or weeks of a LCHF diet cause similar stresses, often known as "Atkins flu."

Certain meds can also affect moods (insulin and Metformin are not known mood changers).

Continued lack of support can create ongoing stresses that boil over on occasion.

Please tell us more, if you wish. There's a lot of experience here, and lots of folks willing to listen and share!

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My family calls it Keto-Crazy. Ha! Even my nondiabetic daughters went through it when they wen LCHF with only 70% Fat. Apparently this kept us only on the edge of sanity, errr I mean ketosis. When we increased it to 80% (at least) fat, everything stabilized,IDE became wonderful again, the grass was more green, the sky more blue...

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thanks all, well im in my 3rd year of diabetes, am about 2 months in to lchf, so i like the sound of atkins flu, i,d just like abit more go sometimes, glass half full instead of half empty type of stuff, lchf is going great for me,it would be nice to only see the good in things, i dont take any vitamins, but ill give any thing a go so if you can suggest some, then thanks

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The great problem with diabetes is its invisibility. Even though most people around me, including my wife, know about it, the extent of the struggles we face are enormous.

Was sad and disappointed the other day when my school kids commented that I never smile - I had no idea!

I think that for many of us its difficult to just feel well- always seems like there's something going on. If you're moody, Flipper, others of us may understand it, but people not suffering this disease may just not get it.

Personally, I haven't really felt well for over two years - I put on what I think is a positive demeanor, but I guess its not so successful. Even my wife, who helps with diet, etc., does not appear to grasp the extent of the struggle.

I don't know the answer. Perhaps vitamins will help - certainly worth a try!

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In a mood about being moody?

Reminds me of an incident with a young boy who spent so much time in my house he was practically one of my 8 children. Once they were discussing something and several of my children said to him: "You're SO gullible."

He was enraged and retorted:

I'M NOT GULLIBLE!!!!!! ........ am I?

We laughed about that for years.

(intended as levity, please don't take anything negatively.)

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I've never known myself to be moody. If I'm bothered about something, I would mostly withdraw and go 'quiet', but never take my 'mood' out on anyone. But of late, I've become very irritable and I don't like it. Not sure if D can take credit for this change.

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I've never known myself to be moody. If I'm bothered about something, I would mostly withdraw and go 'quiet', but never take my 'mood' out on anyone. But of late, I've become very irritable and I don't like it. Not sure if D can take credit for this change.
Tish, I vote for D being the culprit.

I'm much the same in my tendency to "go quiet" as you put it, but have discovered lately that some personalities only listen when I'm angry. I don't like that, and it's not something easily turned on, but what else to do?

I think anger and depression are closely related, much like anger and fear. Diabetes certainly contributes to both depression and fear thus leading to anger or irritability.

Also corrosive emotionally are the endless days of watching diet, etc., even if painful side effects are absent.

I shall pray for the return of your peace!

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