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spinxs1987
@spinxs1987

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the depression and mood swings with type 1 diabetes

Posted by @spinxs1987, Jun 13, 2016

i am 28 years old i have had my diabetes since i was to 2 years old and also i have been battling depression and mode swings since i was a child
i was wondering if there was anyone else that knows what ive been going through
at times i have felt so misunderstood an alone it it is the reason i have joined the group any feed back good oh bad is welcome
some times just talking helps

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Hi @spinxs1987, I’m so glad you opened up about this. Many times when we think about management of a chronic condition, the focus is just on the condition itself and not how it can affect us in many other ways, including our mental health. I noticed that you recently connected with @cindi819 and I hope you two can continue to exchange your experiences! I also wanted to connect you with @carolynmcn, @angelsarewithus, @maxmaximus3 and @mrsmaddog who have all reached out in the past about having diabetes and depression. Here is some information I found on coping and support for diabetes, which I hope you may find helpful: http://mayocl.in/1U6VeKB

How have you been managing your depression so far? Do you have a psychologist or psychiatrist as part of your care team?

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I understand about depression…. I fight it. It’s so hard to be “normal” when you have to constantly battle highs and lows and my immune system is suppressed because of the coma damages done.
I truly am sorry that you’re battling depression, but, if you ever need to talk, I’m here.
Cindi

I became sick when i was 26. Shortly after i became very depressed. So long story short, I have battled depression for years. When my caregiver and best friend past away on 5/11/16 My whole life collapsed. Ive had two heart transplants my mother was my caregiver for both. I lived alone for 6 months after she passed. I dont work because im on disability. Three years ago i found out i was diabetic. I have learned to care for myself and manage all my health care needs. At first it was hard, because my mom would always go with to my transplant testing and heart caths. Now i go alone. God had given me strength to handle the hardest of days. I am not sure if this is the right forum for me to be talking about this. I am sorry if i did anything wrong.

@bsox1901

I became sick when i was 26. Shortly after i became very depressed. So long story short, I have battled depression for years. When my caregiver and best friend past away on 5/11/16 My whole life collapsed. Ive had two heart transplants my mother was my caregiver for both. I lived alone for 6 months after she passed. I dont work because im on disability. Three years ago i found out i was diabetic. I have learned to care for myself and manage all my health care needs. At first it was hard, because my mom would always go with to my transplant testing and heart caths. Now i go alone. God had given me strength to handle the hardest of days. I am not sure if this is the right forum for me to be talking about this. I am sorry if i did anything wrong.

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I’m sorry for your loss…. It must so hard trying to do everything alone.
You are not alone, not really. I’m positive that both your Mom and God are watching over you.
You are in my prayers…

@bsox1901

I became sick when i was 26. Shortly after i became very depressed. So long story short, I have battled depression for years. When my caregiver and best friend past away on 5/11/16 My whole life collapsed. Ive had two heart transplants my mother was my caregiver for both. I lived alone for 6 months after she passed. I dont work because im on disability. Three years ago i found out i was diabetic. I have learned to care for myself and manage all my health care needs. At first it was hard, because my mom would always go with to my transplant testing and heart caths. Now i go alone. God had given me strength to handle the hardest of days. I am not sure if this is the right forum for me to be talking about this. I am sorry if i did anything wrong.

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Thank you very much. My faith is what keeps driving me.

@aliskahan

Hi @spinxs1987, I’m so glad you opened up about this. Many times when we think about management of a chronic condition, the focus is just on the condition itself and not how it can affect us in many other ways, including our mental health. I noticed that you recently connected with @cindi819 and I hope you two can continue to exchange your experiences! I also wanted to connect you with @carolynmcn, @angelsarewithus, @maxmaximus3 and @mrsmaddog who have all reached out in the past about having diabetes and depression. Here is some information I found on coping and support for diabetes, which I hope you may find helpful: http://mayocl.in/1U6VeKB

How have you been managing your depression so far? Do you have a psychologist or psychiatrist as part of your care team?

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yes i have a great team around me now who takes every aspect into account which i have found in the past to be rare

@cindi819

I understand about depression…. I fight it. It’s so hard to be “normal” when you have to constantly battle highs and lows and my immune system is suppressed because of the coma damages done.
I truly am sorry that you’re battling depression, but, if you ever need to talk, I’m here.
Cindi

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thank you so much you and i have very familiar sighns an i enjoy talking to someone who understands the up and the downs of both sides

@bsox1901

I became sick when i was 26. Shortly after i became very depressed. So long story short, I have battled depression for years. When my caregiver and best friend past away on 5/11/16 My whole life collapsed. Ive had two heart transplants my mother was my caregiver for both. I lived alone for 6 months after she passed. I dont work because im on disability. Three years ago i found out i was diabetic. I have learned to care for myself and manage all my health care needs. At first it was hard, because my mom would always go with to my transplant testing and heart caths. Now i go alone. God had given me strength to handle the hardest of days. I am not sure if this is the right forum for me to be talking about this. I am sorry if i did anything wrong.

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hey if you feel comfortable talking here then talk away we are here either way

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today for me is a off day what i mean by that is that i woke up in pain which usually for means my sugars are really high
what i also dont like about mornings like this is i wake up angry and not a litlle angry but super angry i wake up in rage beause my sugars are high that that is one of my side affects an inside i am all types of confused i dont know why i am feeling that way untill it clicks and then i go from want to to deck someone to crying because i dont have control over my own emotions everything thing i feel is heightened to 30 times worse sigh

@bsox1901

I became sick when i was 26. Shortly after i became very depressed. So long story short, I have battled depression for years. When my caregiver and best friend past away on 5/11/16 My whole life collapsed. Ive had two heart transplants my mother was my caregiver for both. I lived alone for 6 months after she passed. I dont work because im on disability. Three years ago i found out i was diabetic. I have learned to care for myself and manage all my health care needs. At first it was hard, because my mom would always go with to my transplant testing and heart caths. Now i go alone. God had given me strength to handle the hardest of days. I am not sure if this is the right forum for me to be talking about this. I am sorry if i did anything wrong.

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@bsox1901 So sorry for your loss. You sound like a very strong person. I know sometimes things get hard, but hang on to your faith and strength will come to you. Talking about your thoughts on your condition will help so much! Take care of yourself…

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@spinxs1987

today for me is a off day what i mean by that is that i woke up in pain which usually for means my sugars are really high
what i also dont like about mornings like this is i wake up angry and not a litlle angry but super angry i wake up in rage beause my sugars are high that that is one of my side affects an inside i am all types of confused i dont know why i am feeling that way untill it clicks and then i go from want to to deck someone to crying because i dont have control over my own emotions everything thing i feel is heightened to 30 times worse sigh

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Hi @spinxs1987 So sorry to hear about your depression and mood swings. I think you have taken a great step in talking about it and putting your thoughts in words. Have you discussed medication treatment or changes to help offset the emotional control and the in-balance with your sugar levels in the morning? I feel so bad for you to wake up in rage because your sugars are so high. It seems like there should be some assistance for you in that area. Emotional fluctuations are very draining, and I’m hoping you feel better soon. I used to have mood swings and lash out to the 1st person I saw or talked to (usually my hubby). I noticed my behavior and would try to control it as much as possible. He’s very understanding, and I think finally getting diagnosed and on better meds has helped tremendously. Take care…

@bsox1901

I became sick when i was 26. Shortly after i became very depressed. So long story short, I have battled depression for years. When my caregiver and best friend past away on 5/11/16 My whole life collapsed. Ive had two heart transplants my mother was my caregiver for both. I lived alone for 6 months after she passed. I dont work because im on disability. Three years ago i found out i was diabetic. I have learned to care for myself and manage all my health care needs. At first it was hard, because my mom would always go with to my transplant testing and heart caths. Now i go alone. God had given me strength to handle the hardest of days. I am not sure if this is the right forum for me to be talking about this. I am sorry if i did anything wrong.

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@shellsk24 My father was a strict Army Man. He passed away from Cancer when i was 11. My childhood ended that year. My mother became very depressed. I began to care for myself. Later in Life my mom would become my best friend. She dropped everything when i became sick. She showed me how to be a good parent.
While in the early stages of heart failure , i would see my friends pass. Death is a natural part of life. Still it is hard for us to let go. My mom passed 5/11/15 Luekemia. She showed me how to fight. Those lessons along with my faith in God as the Ultimate Physican. Everyday is a battle. The battle is easier to go along with once you have the right weapons.

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ty i am on meds to try an help with the mood swings from the blood sugars but is not working so far ill i can do is keep trying and try to be patient with myself that is the hardest

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