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Scooter, I just don’t get it. Didn’t he vow for better or worse? I am not impressed with this guy and I hate to say it, but in the long run, maybe you’re better off without him. Until he grows up, he’s just not fit material as anyone’s husband.

I’m so sorry you are going through this. Diabetes is enough crap to deal with on its own, but this is just beyond imagining.

You’ll be in my prayers. Try to keep your head up, this too shall pass.


Emmy, thank you so much. I am making an appt with the doc today as I feel this is all part of a bigger problem I have sufferred with since I was a child - depression. My daughter, him, and his family have all been trying to get me to see a doc on this for years. Now is the time.

Scooter, I congratulate you for taking positive steps to deal with this problem. There is no doubt that what you are facing is overwhelming – would be for anyone! And you are not alone in having suffered depression since childhood – the only unfortunate thing for a lot of us is that it was not recognized. But there weren’t any good treatments, at least when I was a child, so I just suffered. I actually read somewhere that if you experience a traumatic event during childhood, and have the genes that make you susceptible, that it permanently changes your brain chemicals, and makes you forever sensitive to depression. Which means that it’s NOT your fault, and you didn’t do anything wrong, and NO, you can’t just “snap out of it”. I know that’s true for me, and can pinpoint the exact episode that triggered it. So I applaud you for doing whatever it takes to relieve your suffering, and I DO believe it can be relieved, although it takes time. Keep us posted! :slight_smile:

That’s a very positive step. Talking to someone who is not involved can really help relieve your stress, and may even help you see other solutions that might not otherwise present themselves.

Yes, I think so, too. It’s time.

Scooter, go into any counseling with a positive attitude and believe you are going to be successful! :slight_smile:

Emmy, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Emmy, I am so sorry for your loss. As you mourn of the next months and years be kind to one another and recognise that everyone reacts to death of a loved one in different ways. There is no way of knowing how we will react before the event. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and some may retreat into their shell, others may weep, others may get a spurt of activity to help them go through the process.
Any one who tells you several months down the line that you “should be over it by now” is to be politely ignored. They either have no heart or have not been through it. There is no time limit to grief. You will have good days and bad days but each of your family will react differently, so remember that and allow each other to grieve in their own way. My heartfelt sympathies are with you and with your family. May God bring people around you who will be sensitive to your needs and support you.

Emmy, I’m so sorry to hear it. It is SO hard to lose someone you love. Don’t be afraid to grieve for her whenever you need to, but also to take joy in the fact that you had a loving mother. Treasure your memories of her and carry on her love!

Emmy, condolences for your loss. I’m praying for you and your family…

Big Hug!

So sorry for your loss, Emmy. I will say a special prayer for you and your family.

Emmy…I am SO very sorry for your loss. You and your family are kept in prayer. How very awful.
Love and hugs :heart:

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My daughter is coming out of her honeymoon period more and more. We are coming up on 1 year since her dx and her numbers are going completely HAYWIRE!!!!

Hey guys, I was diagnosed in Oct 2012 so I've only been t1 for probably about 6 months now. Until recently, I honestly felt OK with my diagnosis. Everyone kept telling me they couldn't understand how I was holding it together mentally with so many life changes. The thing was, I have always eaten healthy and exercised and I have zero issues with needles and blood. Now I'm kind of freaking out. I have always had kind of a disordered relationship with food, especially restricting. I don't actually enjoy eating and can not remember I time I did. My biggest issue right now is feeling like I have no control in my life and EVERYTHING is centered around my diabetes, particularly food. I don't know how to handle this and my therapist has been helpful but controlling my food has been my way to deal with stress in the past and that is simply not an option anymore. If anyone has advice, I'd really appreciate it. I could use any support right now.

Hello, well my therapist tells me I need to spend at least 30min a day here getting support, lol! I have posted here before and have gained a lot of good information here and from other sources. The problem is that even though I know what I need for me, I don't follow through! I was dx'd Oct 2010, I did really good in the beginning but have fallen off the wagon so to speak. When I have had a problem in my life before, I tackled it and gotten control(instant gratification)but with diabetes it's never ending! I want to eat everything I can't have, I feel like I'm trying to kill myself slowly. I go to sleep asking God to help me over this addiction to food and wake up ready to work on it but by the end of the day, I've blown it again. I got a reminder card that it's time for my 6 mo check up but I don't want to go and disappoint myself and the Dr as I know all my numbers will be up!

Hello everyone. Lately I have been feeling pretty down and depress because i still havent been able to mour my son diabetes. I need help". I dont want to feel guilty, I dont want to go to my room and cry any more or feel guilty when he goes to his dad's home any more.

Aloha! Just joined this group. Am 59 & almost 50 yrs of type 1. SOoo burnt-out on this disease that am often very depressed. But wonder if the mental/emotional troubles are a separate issue? Like some diabetics don't have it! My mood shifts seem very related to BG shifts...anyone else out there? Over the years've been put on many depression/anxiety meds..anyone else? Any meds seem better than others for diabetics? Tonite online somehow discovered a site bout a *Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Device* by Fisher Wallace Laboratories for insomnia, depression, anxiety & pain. Works on brain w/o drugs. Anyone know anything bout this? Thanks for sharing your knowledge/experiences! xoxo, anty