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Hi everyone ( update / if you’ve seen my previous posts)

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Grumpy Porridge, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. Grumpy Porridge

    Grumpy Porridge Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Firstly I want to say a big
    Thank you to everyone’s replies /
    Concern and advice ( following my destressijg lost on me taking an overdose of insulin )

    fortunately I managed to ward off any lasting affects by eating jam sandwiches etc

    I have been feeling extremely down / getting upset very easily . And this had been a coping strategy of mine . I almost feel ‘relief ‘after doing something like that.
    I am 29. Live with my mum . Have no close friends ( people don’t warm to me so I will never have the option of meeting up etc ) everyday is so full and boring . I rely on fast food a lot . Or what my mum makes . ( I’m super lazy and will never change )

    I get angry easily . I don’t have any opinions . I generally feel I don’t WANT to be Alive .

    im not willing to change my diet for this diabetes . I find the subject of food way too much . I stay in bed for hours until my mum makes me breakfast ( about 3pm)

    I’ve had 20 units just so I can have a splurge of snacks ( it’s like I have to have a overdose to be honest to eat anything like that .( cakes etc ) earlier I ( I guess , can not be bothered to count , it’s better to over estimate than under surely ) I had one slice of rye bread , 2 fried eggs and cheese . And a large coconut macaroon ( 6 units ) and it went from 5 to just under 10.

    heard your meant to keep it spiking 2 mmol max ideally ?? Can not do that , ridiculous.

    Not good at chatting so yea .. I guess I chatted .
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  2. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if you have anything you enjoy doing, hobbies that make you happy and feel good? If you don’t, Can you find something, I think that will help you
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Thanks for the update!
    Self harming is a well-known coping mechanism, and making strange decisions concerning your insulin is no different from other ways of self harm. Do you have a therapist you can talk to about this?

    If it works, it works!
    The rise of no more than 2 mmol/l after 2 hours is usually mentioned relating to T2's, not on insulin. For T1's the general aim is to stay below 10, and managing that some 70% of the time is considered not bad at all, the average is less than that.

    Stay well!
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  4. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Indeed take note of this @Grumpy Porridge , can be very difficult even for those of us who are more experienced, I never even got to 70% until I got a pump last year, my previous 4 decades probably hadn't been close to that amount of time in target (couldn't even tell for most of it)
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  5. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Excellent news. I am very glad that you are OK after that episode.

    You sound very depressed to me. All I can say is that lots of people get depressed, particularly after a T1 diagnosis, and while you may feel like life is hopeless at the moment, it doesn't mean that it will stay like that. I urge you to seek help, whether it's talking to the samaritans, your mother, or seeking help from your GP or your clinic.

    I like the sheep in your avatar picture, by the way. Any particular reason you chose them? (I really ought to put a picture up on my own:).)

    Lots of virtual hugs.
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