Not sure where I can go with this question, or anyone here can really advise - but knowing there are some really 'wise owls' out there I thought it worth a try I will be 60 towards the end of this year and should have been reaching retirement age for a woman, however, as you probably know the age is being gradually being raised starting from anyone born in 1950 - me! I now have to wait to receive government pension until 60.5 yrs. I have a particularly demanding job, which I have loved until recently but it is getting more demanding, employers putting more pressure on us all (others struggling and some are off with stress). As a T2 diagnosed around 2.5 yrs ago, I am feeling increasingly exhausted to the point of not being able to sleep (partially due to my work), and have all kinds of other T2 symptoms which combined with tiredness and stress are really getting me down, and making me so depressed. I really need the money, but not sure how much longer I can cope.... I feel that the stress is sending sugar levels up, also other symptoms such as getting into bed and feeling all kinds of itches. I have developed dry skin to the point of mild eczema (hope spelt right), so constantly need to apply emolient, I recently had ear surgery and now have tinnitus (I am told that I am losing the higher frequency levels of hearing - and I have not read any information about this, but feel sure that it may be linked to diabetes since it is nerve damage), also have other problems including my feet burning after being on them so much at work and now developing leg pain in my right leg. Yes I sound a wreck :roll: , and such a moan and depressing person, I am not really - but this is really beginning to get to me, last night I had around 4 hrs sleep, awoke after an hour then my mind was full of work issues, then my skin itched, then my feet were burning and so on and so forth! My sugar levels have not been that high, and I do not check them that frequently, yes I know I should - a habit I must change. But I just feel I can hardly manage with the diabetes, work and enforced H.E. study for the next year just to keep the job, by the time I graduate I will be ready to retire, or fit to drop - one or the other :wink: I have my first UK grandchild due in May and I want to be able to enjoy it, the way I am feeling I will not have any energy for that, or to help my daughter .... have two grandchildren who live abroad a tough situation but I have learned to live with it, so the baby here means so much to me!