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Type 2 Depressed and need HELP!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Teddy pink, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Teddy pink

    Teddy pink · Member

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    Hi people, i am 20 yr old girl. I was diagnosed almost a year ago as type 2.i am prescribed jalra m(metformin and vildagliptin) 50/500mg×2 a day, gliclazide x1 a day and 10 units of lantus at bed time. I weighed 60 kg on diagnosis and now I weigh 73kg inspite of changing my diet and exercising. My BG level came into control but due to my weight gain I am depressed. I sometimes stop my medicines to lose weight. It's been 2 weeks I have stopped my medication and I haven't told anyone about and my BG is hovering around 300-500 mg /dl most of the time. I have lost around 3 kg after not taking my medications this makes me happy but I am also guilty that i am doing harm to my body. What can I do? Pls help. Did u guys experienced this? If s what did you do? Any reply will be appreciated. Thank u.
     
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    Blackyk · Newbie

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    Hello Teddy,
    I understand where you are coming from but please return to your drugs immediately. Concentration of high blood glucose in your body for a long time is what leads to complications. PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR MEDICATION. Your weight gain is something you can work out with your doctor once your BG is under control. Most likely, this is caused by one of the medication in your cocktail and your doctor can gradually eliminate this once your BG is under control. I am a witness to what I just explained and your weight will be controlled provided you stick to the rules. Best of luck.
     
  3. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    That's an incredible cocktail you're on...! And at 20?! Okay, so... Two things. How exactly did you change your diet, and secondly, are you absolutely positive you're a T2? Did they do GAD and C-peptide tests when you were diagnosed? It can happen young mind you, but it doesn't happen often. @Caeseji is one of the "lucky few" though, so I'm tagging him in to help.

    In any case, I'm going to give you a little link to read about what changes are good for a T2's diet, BUT... You're on so many meds, don't just change your diet and not adjust the medication, because there is a chance, if you weren't a mis-diagnosed T1, that your blood sugars will drop like a stone. And you with it. https://josekalsbeek.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-nutritional-thingy.html

    Anyway... Like @Blackyk said, you need to get your blood sugars under control first, then go from there... The numbers you're seeing are causing you damage, and believe me, you'll want the use of your body for quite a few decades more. (High blood sugars feed into depression, moodswings and anxiety, so another excellent reason to get your bloods sorted first and go from there!).

    Please... Be good to yourself.
    Jo
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are they really sure it’s type 2 not type 1? It’s possible for the young to get type 2 but unusual, especially if you were a sensible or low weight on diagnosis? How did they diagnose you? What tests did they do?

    if it is type 2 then food is your best tool to control levels and lose weight simultaneously but the right food. Low carb not low fat. Again if it is type 2 where you are highly insulin resistant adding lots of insulin to your system by the drugs will add to the blood glucose and weight problems long term.

    high blood sugars will do more harm long term than higher weight so you need to get this all sorted out.
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Like the others I am very surprised by the T2 diagnosis, particularly since they've got you in insulin and you started out at a normal weight and a very young age for T2 (almost unheard of to get a non obese T2 diagnosis at your age).

    Can I ask where you are located?

    There's an eating disorder called diabulimia where people stop injecting to lose weight. It's quite common for diabetics of your age. But at these levels you are risking a quick and unpleasant death by ketoacidosis (your blood becomes acidic). Please return to your meds now and get medical help now.

    Lots of hugs. Please be kind to your body and get medical help. You are not alone but what you are doing is extremely dangerous.

    ps I did a similar thing in my teens (under injected to keep my weight down.) It was before glucometers so I don't know how bad my levels were but I know I was lucky not to do long term damage. But luckily I never stopped injecting altogether (as a long term T1 I would have died quickly as I no longer produced any insulin at all.)
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Hi @Teddy pink ,
    I'm sorry your having such a rough time at the moment. Losing weight by omitting your insulin is a known eating disorder, and a dangerous one at that.
    Are you under hospital care with a diabetes team? They often have a psychologist specialised in diabetes, it definitely sounds like you could use some support.. Otherwise, start with your GP for help.

    The other thing is that high bg in itself can make you depressed, a very nasty side effect of diabetes: feeling depressed makes you not manage diabetes, not managing diabetes gives you high numbers, high numbers make you depressed, and repeat.

    Stay safe and see if you can get help!
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. As others have said I would certainly challenge the T2 diagnosis as it's very unusual for someone your age to be T2 rather than T1 unless you are vastly overweight which you aren't. What tests did the GP do? The GAD and C-Peptide would be the normal two tests for T1. Even if the GAD is negative you can still be T1 and the C-Peptide could be the deciding factor. It's important when on Gliclazide not to have too many carbs as the Glic stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin which helps metabolise the carbs and if too many you can gain weight. Yes, do go back on all the meds (I was on a similar regime before starting insulin) and keep the carbs down a bit to control both blood sugar and weight. Do ask the GP for the T1 tests next time you have a review. Do check your blood sugar level frequently.
     
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    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/newly-diagnosed-19-yrs-old-type-2dm.167357/#post-2116162
     
  10. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever go back and get the tests done to be more conclusive in diagnosis?
     
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