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The Time Will Come: Glimpsing Life with Diabetes & Depression

Amylia Grace Yeaman Health Guide February 28, 2011
  • "Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." --Anton Chekhov   Spring is around the corner. While I love freshly fallen snow and the beauty of icicles, come February, winter tends to break my spirit and resolve. It's cold. Gray. Blah.   And of course, ...

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  • Stumbo
    Mar. 03, 2011

    I urge to get your vitamin levels checked asap, especially D3 and B12. Based on my recent experience, taking daily Super B Complex and D3(4kiu), my energy/memory has improved substantially, and fatigue/brain fog/depressive symptoms had disappeared among other improvements.

     

    Also, I suggest you have your thyroid checked(T3,T4,TSH and Thyroid anti-bodies)...

    RHMLucky777

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    I urge to get your vitamin levels checked asap, especially D3 and B12. Based on my recent experience, taking daily Super B Complex and D3(4kiu), my energy/memory has improved substantially, and fatigue/brain fog/depressive symptoms had disappeared among other improvements.

     

    Also, I suggest you have your thyroid checked(T3,T4,TSH and Thyroid anti-bodies) checked to make sure you're okay in that area as well. Low thyroid will throw all your body systems off and extreme fatigue can ensue.

     

    Make sure your sleep is good as well. If you're not getting 6-8 hours of good sleep, same thing can happen.

     

    I've had it all and it's been very difficult to unravel the multi-layer problems based on common symptoms.

     

    Good luck.

    • Stumbo
      Mar. 03, 2011

      Note: I've been able to keep my A1C at 6 or lower, my blood pressure at 110/70 since I started on Synthroid for hypothyroidism, B complex and D3. Fortunately my cholesterol has been good at around 130.

       

       

       

       

    • Stumbo
      Mar. 03, 2011

      Note: I've been able to keep my A1C at 6 or lower, my blood pressure at 110/70 since I started on Synthroid for hypothyroidism, B complex and D3. Fortunately my cholesterol has been good at around 130.

       

       

       

       

  • Natalie
    Feb. 28, 2011

    Hi, Amylia,

    I've had major depressive disorder since I was in the 5th grade, and was diagnosed with diabetes at age 44 (but had it a year earlier than that). I find depression by FAR the more disabling of the two. Last year, the depression caused me to not take sufficient care of my diabetes AND binge on carbs, and I ended up in a life-threatening coma. Not...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi, Amylia,

    I've had major depressive disorder since I was in the 5th grade, and was diagnosed with diabetes at age 44 (but had it a year earlier than that). I find depression by FAR the more disabling of the two. Last year, the depression caused me to not take sufficient care of my diabetes AND binge on carbs, and I ended up in a life-threatening coma. Not exactly a fun experience! I was in the hospital for a MONTH, mostly because of poor medical care, and I never want to do that again!

     

    So I've made the resolution that whatever else I don't do when I'm depressed, like not making my bed, or washing the dishes or sweeping the floor, or doing the laundry, I WILL take care of my diabetes. Diabetes HAS to be priority number one, because if you get sick, you certainly can't take care of the other issues in your life.

     

    So all I can tell you is hang in there -- concentrate on taking care of yourself, and it WILL resolve. Best of luck!

     

    Natalie ._c-

    • Amylia Grace Yeaman
      Health Guide
      Feb. 28, 2011

      Thanks for your comment. I agree--it needs to be a priority, and in the grand scheme of things, it is. We all have our moments, but yes, yes, yes! Thanks for the kind note and for sharing some of your story!