The emotional effects of type 2 diabetes
I know it's a thought not a feeling, but this time I can't help owning the emotional reasoning – "I really feel like my life is over". I know I'm starting to feel symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. I was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2006. I was so ashamed. Now I'm 44. Nothing's helped. I haven't looked after myself. I'm an idiot. Everyone's going to be so disappointed in me. I'm going to become more and more of a burden, not less. I'm never going to be my best self again ever. I will never be healthy again. I can't look after myself. I don't know what's wrong with me. I just suck as a person. Can't make money for my wife. I'm a blight on society. It's true she only cares about my health… but I can't even give her that, or any of my loved ones. I totally suck.