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Anxiety or diabetes issues?

Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by hughinoo, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. hughinoo

    hughinoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi.

    I am a little different in that I am type 2 with pill control since diagnosed 3years ago. I suffer severe anxiety which my condition, lockdown & post partum (lb 19mo) didn't/doesn't help.

    This may sound silly but I wondered how you guys differentiate between anxiety & diabetes symptoms as I find some similar & I'm confused. Eg bouts of fatigue, Nocturia...

    To give background about a month or so ago I have started being more thorough about my eating habits & food choices as I noticed I was showing signs of high/fluctuating sugar.

    Around that time I was weaned off my anxiety meds from my postpartum so though I feel I have got better with sugars I still battling some symptoms of anxiety about my levels as I am paranoid it's my diabetes meds not working & in turn paranoid about going on insulin. Now am wondering if its anxiety only diabetes or both hence question?

    TIA
     
    #1 hughinoo, Jan 19, 2021 at 1:08 PM
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  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Do you have access to a BG meter? Regular testing could at least indicate what you Diabetes is doing in all of this..
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    From my experience, uncontrolled blood glucose levels, rapidly rising and dropping quickly will exacerbate the symptoms you describe.
    I have been through the mill in the last seven months and I'm in counselling.

    Even the stress of every day life will cause higher blood glucose levels.

    Get help if it's just too much, keep talking, it does help. My GP has been so understanding and helpful.

    Stay safe
     
  4. hughinoo

    hughinoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there.

    I don't have a monitor but I think it might be my eating habits. To give you brief background about 6 weeks ago maybe more I noticed I was napping a lot more in daytime so I reviewed my eating habits & have been extra wary about what I eat which seems to have worked as I no longer daytime nap.

    But the worry has triggered my anxiety which on closer review of symptoms it may now be anxiety as now I worry am I not eating enough as I have reduced to 3 meals a day with little snacking & drinking 2L of water when I can) as though I feel better I do get random spikes after eating, specifically fatigue that resolves after closing eyes for 2mins then I'm fine like I have had a shock style effect.

    during night I get symptoms I recognise as anxiety eg insomnia, lack of appetite etc. It was symptoms of headache, fatigue, Nocturia, tingling & the symptoms I don't really get like excess thirst or peeing that prompted me to ask my question

    I think or hope it's, partly cos I made alot if changes in my eating quickly. I believe I just need to get balance on what & when I eat & get my anxiety under control. Am I wrong?

    (sorry for long answer)
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Without a BG meter it's not easy to tell what's happening regarding your diet change.

    When is your next diabetes appointment?
     
  6. hughinoo

    hughinoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's due soon just not sure when as not sure if it's been delayed due to lockdown (I'm in Scotland). If issues continue I'll call to chase or req blood test if needed. Dare I say better day today so far on my better eating (porridge for breakfast & salad for lunch but I used to skip breakfast before I started noticing the early signs).

    Like many ppl I have had alot of stresses over year cos of covid including childcare, work & day to day life which doesn't help so that may be factor.
     
    #6 hughinoo, Jan 21, 2021 at 4:11 PM
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  7. hughinoo

    hughinoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aw sorry to hear that. Yeah I think what I'm suffering is majorly due to Covid impact as I've had alot of stresses like many ppl, cos of it

    Hope you are better soon. Remember you're not alone. Stay safe x
     
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