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Type 1 Diabetes and chronic depression

Posted by @carolynmcn in Diabetes/Endocrine System, Feb 16, 2012

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 7 years ago at the age of 47 years. I have suffered with depression since I was a teenager. I have been on medications off and on for most of my adult life. When I stop the meds, all I do is cry and I cannot stay out of bed. I hold down a full-time job as a RN BN and I feel like I am always a fake. At work, most days I can do an effective job. As soon as I get home I let my true emotions out and confide in my husband. I am using an insulin pump for my diabetes. With stress, my blood sugars go into the very high teens (Canadian Values). Does anyone have recommendations to help me?

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Posted by @drashok, Feb 16, 2012

I guess you need to be on proper dose of medicine(antidepressant) on long term basis (not less than an year). I sense somehow that correct medicines will help you remarkably.


Posted by @angelsarewithus, May 25, 2012

Is there a support group in your community or online that you can communicate with other adults living with type 1 diabetes? Type 1 is an almost invisible disease that is so relentless. I think speaking with others going through the same thing is helpful. I have a child with type 1 diabetes. Check out tudiabetes online for others going through the same struggles. It could help. Hugs and I wish you the very best as you move forward.


Posted by @carolynmcn, Feb 17, 2012

Thank you for your response.

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