Diabetes and Depression

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   Posted 10/19/2005 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am doing a research project on diabetes and depression. I was wondering if anyone who has diabetes and also suffers from depression might be willing to chat with me about their experience? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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   Posted 10/20/2005 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, you may or may not be interested in my response. let me know.
I do not suffer from depression as an ongoing condition. However, for a day or two following a spell with low blood sugars, ie 3-4 or after a bad hypo attack, I do suffer depression. I have tried to find information on the web about this and all to no avail.
For the day or two following such low blood sugars, I am what I would call depressed. Nothing that I normally do can stimulate me, I have feelings of everything being wrong etc etc.
I would be interested if you (or anybody else reading this thread) knows of this as a medical fact - or even of others who have fluctuating feelings/depression following low blodd sugars. My endocrinologist does not think that this is related to my diabetes but I know for a fact that it is.

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   Posted 10/20/2005 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I've been type 1 diabetic since I was one (24 years) and I am also bipolar, but I personally don't think it is because of the diabetes. But who knows? Just email me if you want to know more. Robyn

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   Posted 10/20/2005 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I was taking depression medication for quite some time. Eventually I stopped and the depression hasn't returned. I think the fact that I'm in better control now, might have something to do with it.

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   Posted 10/25/2005 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry, cat hit enter before i was done........i would like to get ahold of you to learn more about this study but you didnt leave an email addy or a url.......how do i get ahold of you?.......

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   Posted 10/26/2005 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Your brain runs on glucose so it's possible that the low blood sugars could cause some type of blood chemistry goof up in your brain. As long as you are able to return to your old self again I wouldn't worry about this much. I'd just keep on keepin' on... I suffer from chronic depression and I usually just fake it till I make it.
~ Jeannie

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-Katherine Hepburn

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