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Pre Diabetes And Mental Health

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by Cat1988, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Cat1988

    Cat1988 · Newbie

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    I went to get a second opinion from a private dr in February this year and the specialist and dietician I saw said I have metabolic syndrome/pre diabetes.

    I’ve suffered with mental health in the past and have been fine since January but since seeing the dietician yesterday I can’t even be bothered to want to correct this despite feeling positive at the time. Has anyone else had the same head battles once they’ve been told?? Why would I want to correct it?

    I’ve got a couple more races to do this year to finish off the big 3 I wanted to do but can’t be bothered with that either now ;(

    Anyone else had similar problems?

    I’m taking metformin two twice a day all that seems to have happened is my blood pressure fell in the normal range once I was on slow release.
  2. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @Cat1988 and welcome to the forum. I've had episodes of depression for over 50 years, though not since I was diagnosed as Type 2. I stay on anti-depressants continuously now.
    When I was younger I did find that running helped me feel better when I was in a depressive episode. When I was in depression I couldn't be bothered to cook as I had no interest in eating. I lived on takeaways, usually Chinese or Indian, with fried rice or noodles. I had read that carbs like rice helped with depression. But that might have contributed to my T2, among other factors.

    I know it can be difficult to be careful about what you eat, but if you don't you might progress to becoming diabetic.
    And you don't want to go there. I wish I had been more careful about what I was eating when I was pre-diabetic.
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