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Discussion in 'Emotional and Mental Health' started by greenfield1, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. greenfield1

    greenfield1 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I'm type 1 diabetic and new to this app and for a few months now I've been suffering with depression and anxiety and it's affecting my diabetes 3 weeks ago I was sent to hospital as I was fitting and blood sugar in the high 40's
     
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  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Welcome to the forum @greenfield1

    Depression and stress can have an impact on diabetes control, are you receiving help & support from your Dr and diabetes care team?
     
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  3. greenfield1

    greenfield1 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I am but seems nothing working
     
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    spook_kate_ Researcher · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome @greenfield1, so many people here to talk to, with wonderful help, encouragement. Majority of us the diabetes go hand in hand with depression and anxiety. Feel free to msg me, a fellow depression fighting dragon!!
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That's a shame, perhaps if you type in the words 'depression' & 'anxiety' in the forum search facility (top right-hand corner) you might find some type 1 threads discussing both subjects. Best wishes.
     
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    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    Hi @greenfield1 and Welcome to the Forum :). Lots of friendly, caring and supportive members on here and not just for Diabetes :).
     
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    Hi and welcome @greenfield1.

    Sorry I haven't got to your message sooner. I'm type 2 diagnosed in 2016, but I have had depression and anxiety for many years so if there is any thing I can help with just ask.

    You say that the depression is now affecting your diabetes, may I ask in what way? Is it that the depression is not allowing you to care about your diabetes to the point that you are not taking care of yourself and neglecting both your diet and Insulin regime? If you can clarify I may be able to help with some suggestions.

    Maggie
     
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