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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by luceeloo, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. luceeloo

    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to be a semi-regular in this forum until a few years ago. I've recently encountered some mental health issues - mostly anxiety connected to my diabetes, and this led to me hitting that fabled diabetic burnout. I stopped taking insulin, I stopped monitoring - I couldn't face the day to day grind of monitoring everything, so carried on like that for a while. When I realised that I had a problem, I sought help and I'm just coming to the end of an 18-week block of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - which has been amazing, but I now realise that in order to carry on being accountable, I need to be able to interact with others who understand what daily management is like. I was never as motivated, or as on top of things, as I was when I was active within this group. So here I am, back again :)
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Welcome home x
     
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    Welcome back !!
     
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    Welcome back!

    I think it can be very difficult to do this journey alone so being part of this forum helps me to stay motivated . Good luck and looking forward to seeing you post!
     
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    Hello how are you doing now
     
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