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Old 10-23-2017, 03:07   #1
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I'm currently taking Lantus after having tried Detemir in the past.

When I was on Detemir my depression became much worse. I'm diagnosed Major Depression Recurrent.

The Lantus does not do that to me but it makes me very tired. When I skip a couple of doses I come up out of the excessive tiredness.

I'm currently trying to find the "sweet spot" of how much and when to take it. I'm recording all my food again, and I've managed to cut some more carb foods out of my diet.

In the meantime while pursuing this I'm curious if anyone one else here has experienced these effects from insulin.

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That's the first I've heard of any insulin causing depression, but that's not to say it doesn't. Everyone's body reacts differently.

I think your strategy of lowering carbs in order to reduce insulin is good. Have you considered the Keto way of eating? - that's about as low carb as one can get. If you don't know much about it, here's a resource for you https://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/index.html There are a few members here who follow this way of eating.

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Actually the detemir did not cause the depression but made it worse.

I'm currently taking a strong look at the keto way of eating and seeing if I will be able to make it work. At present my husband does all the cooking because depression keeps me from doing much food preparation.

One step at a time.

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Actually the detemir did not cause the depression but made it worse.

I'm currently taking a strong look at the keto way of eating and seeing if I will be able to make it work. At present my husband does all the cooking because depression keeps me from doing much food preparation.

One step at a time.
im sorry you have been going through this. Diabetes and depression are bad enough by themselves but it must be rough to have them together.

I do keto and will answer any questions you have. we are all here to help. if you want information or if you have questions, just let us know

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