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Old 05-13-2011, 02:54   #1
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Dealing with diabetes or pre-diabetes is very tough on the mental side of the body. It can cause mild, but also severe depressions in people. Does anyone have advice on how to deal with it and get out of it?

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Dealing with diabetes or pre-diabetes is very tough on the mental side of the body. It can cause mild, but also severe depressions in people. Does anyone have advice on how to deal with it and get out of it?
One thing that can be very therapeutic is journaling-just write down all the thoughts going through your mind. Distraction can also help. What is something you like to do that will occupy your time? Things like hobbies, crafts, games, movies, exercise, word puzzles, even coloring in coloring books can be good distractions.

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Daily exercise and getting enough sleep make a big difference. These are both really hard for me.. but I keep trying. Also, when I find myself unable to get started on things because it seems overwhelming I set myself small goals to do small parts of whatever it is.. even a tiny amount of progress inspires me to do the next small part.

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I'm right there with you. when I think its under control or at-least predictable and then I spike high or go low I get shocked back into reality and get depressed for a few days.

It helps to talk to people who are dealing with the same issues. It makes me feel like im not alone and if others can do it so can I. I have a few type 1's at my work and we talk and it really lifts my spirits. Stay social and talk it out. Your not alone!

I'm new here but I was a lurker for awhile and im excited to have this as another outlet. Keep finding outlets and stay positive. I try to remind myself not to let this curse ruin the good times with my family.

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Definitely recommend at least one hobby that is not food related

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I do card magic when I'm stressed. Magic takes my mind off of everything around me. Don't waste every second watching the meeter or you will need a psychiatrist as well as a endocrinologist.

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I do card magic when I'm stressed. Magic takes my mind off of everything around me. Don't waste every second watching the meeter or you will need a psychiatrist as well as a endocrinologist.

im already seeing an endocrinologist, but sometimes i wonder if the depression is caused cuz of my GL irregulation or if my GL irreg is caused by depression. i am having issues in my marriage that just cause me to mentally break down and just see the dark. its more like mental abuse what im experiencing. ughhh i dont know whats going on. i might have to go see a psychologist. but the idea with writing it all down might help.

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Having diabetes means we're more prone to depression apparently. I'm a person that tends to think about what I can't change and what I can change, and I just move on with things. When I was first diagnosed, every time I saw that glucometer I'd either freak out or be happy. It got to a point where I was freaking out a lot more and I could feel my BP rising. I think with me I was left on the wrong meds for quite a few years which didn't help me one bit. If I could rewind the clock, I would've been more assertive about things... I was a little too accepting sometimes. Actually I think the experience has now made me a more assertive person. I still have my days where I wish I didn't have all these health issues to contend with and I get a bit fed up with it. It physically and mentally drains you. I've been told to seek psychological assistance too as a therapy to assist me to get better. Because I'm more of a "suck it up and get over it" person I probably don't realise that this may not always be the best approach and it's coming out in my health. Our bodies are so complex with everything intrinsically connected. I just try and remember to stay positive no matter what as seeing the bright side of life always makes you feel more grateful and helps you not to focus on the not so great stuff.

 
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Hi RockyXX,
First of all if you are over weight reduce your weight first as over weight leads to many major illness including depression.
Second do start some exercise, physical work or sports to keep your body active,
Third eat healthy diet plan and include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet plan.


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First of all if you are over weight reduce your weight first as over weight leads to many major illness including depression.
Second do start some exercise, physical work or sports to keep your body active,
Third eat healthy diet plan and include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet plan.

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i am 5'4, age 23, and weight barely 110. I have trouble gaining weight and if I eat too healthy and don't take in my carbs, then my body loses even more weight. It's a fact. I tested it over time. Eating carbs keeps me sumwhat in the weight range that is still ok even if I'm almost underweight for my height.

Yet, eating carbs spikes my GL and then blood pressure to up to 133/97.

I can't really exercise because that's more weight i'll lose (my body is really sensitive with that) and because I have this extreme exhaustion (like chronic fatigue syndrome type of exhaustion), i cant work out. Now, I walk 2 miles 3 times a week cuz we have to inthe military, but after that, i feel so sick.


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