Diabetes 'burn out' - finding life with diabetes difficult

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Claire-Bear
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   Posted 9/19/2006 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
Life with diabetes can get difficult and frustrating, and leave a lot of us feeling down or depressed (people with diabetes are more prone to depression).  Please see these links for more info, or do a search on the net, and you'll find some good advice.
 
 
 
Claire x

gelchick
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   Posted 9/19/2006 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Wow!

Great articles and great information, especially the lower one. I just sent the link to my daughters, husband, boss, and my mother. For the most part, they all think that I should take my pill and life will be rosey- just like that Avandia commercial implies. They should all be required to go to the diabetes educator with you! Thank you!

sandy yeah


I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


eljay1066
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   Posted 9/19/2006 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Claire. That's really helpful.
Take care. Lois




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chump
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   Posted 9/19/2006 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I've just read the first link and find it interesting that my doc told me that 'you are the only one that can control your diabetes'. While I may be splitting hairs here, the jist of what I gleaned from that statement was that he was there to 'test' me and tell me how I was doing, but it was up to me alone to control it. And I agreed. I feel like I am all alone with my condition, disease, albatross, or whatever one wants to call it. Interestingly, my wife has adjusted right along with me and is eating whole-grain breads, brown rice, etc...and is very supportive and we have found out that we actually like alot of the changes better than what we were eating! I might note here that she is sickeningly healthy!
 
p.s.: I go now to read the second link.

chump
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   Posted 9/19/2006 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I do feel quite superior when my 'checks' fall right in line. It's just that at times I feel totally out of control in so many areas that can affect me. My job, my children, etc...

chump
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   Posted 9/19/2006 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Some other things I found today:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060918142456.htm
Which deals with short bursts of exercise as compared to lengthy bouts of it.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060915204024.htm
Which deals with intraocular pressure during weight lifting.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060918085950.htm
Information for those that use statins.

Again, I apologize for not presenting them as 'live' links.
 
[Just activated them.]

Post Edited By Moderator (eljay1066) : 9/20/2006 3:10:43 PM (GMT-6)


Claire-Bear
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   Posted 9/20/2006 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the links. I think we all feel quite out of control sometimes, but the trick is to not let it feel like the end of the world. And to not feel alone in all this!

Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/20/2006 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I quit getting my Diabetes Self Management Magazine because I was tired of being reminded I'm different than normals... But I still have my "Did you check your feet?" sign up in the bathroom (LOL!) I don't mind the blood sugar testing and the counting of the foods. I don't mind the need for exercise... I just get a bit tired of the way it's always there, always there... never a day off.

Ok, sorry. I'll quit complaining now.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


chump
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   Posted 9/21/2006 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, eljay!

Claire-Bear
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   Posted 11/15/2006 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
thought I'd bump this up
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