It's NOT Good...

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Hello Ladies,



I had an appointment with my doctor last week, followed by fasting blood work.



I knew things were not going to be good.



I have been suffering thru depression for quite some time and have let this be my excuse to not take care of my diabetes. :blush:



My A1C was 13, my cholesterol is high and small amounts of protein are spilling into my urine.



So, I was back into the doctor today to discuss the results. She has decided to put me on low doses of blood pressure meds to protect my kidneys.



I WANT to bring my A1C down and get this monster under better control.



I guess more than anything I just need to hear from "sisters" who know what I'm going thru.



Thanks!
Posted about 7 years ago
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I definitely know what you're going through.

The numbers I've gotten have been a wake-up call for me, and I've used them as my motivator to live a healthier life day to day.

I hope you find great support here at DiabetesSisters! I look forward to hearing about your progress.
Posted about 7 years ago
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Hi- My numbers aren't bad but I have been so depressed!! I can sympathize with you. It just seems like everything is going wrong and the whole mess is hopeless....
Posted about 7 years ago
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Sister,

Sometimes it does seem hopeless. I have battled depression as well.

I have to remind myself that I have family that love me, and of course my puggy :laugh:

When you're feeling down just hop on the sisters site and let us know. My shoulder AND my ear are always available.

Chin up!
Posted about 7 years ago
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I'm trying! I have "given myself" a registration to the Raleigh, NC conference. I hope I will be happier, or at least more accepting of this mess if it's not such a mystery! Trying to balance multiple health issues....I'm lost. Also, I'm hoping to meet a bunch of ladies who are dealing with diabetes and their lives are NOT a disaster. Thank you for being there!
Nancy
Posted about 7 years ago
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HI Nancy! So glad you found diabetes sisters. I think reaching out for you will help to support you on your journey to wellness. Depression can certainly keep us from taking care of ourselves. Recognizing you have depression is the first step. You can and will get this under control. The depression can just make things seem so difficult so make sure to get help for that, be it counseling or meds or both. Hang in there b/c it does get better.
Posted about 7 years ago
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I'm new here and as I read these posts it's like reading my life history, the depression, the wacky blood glucose readings, the multiple shots a day and pills, dealing with multiple health issues ontop of diabetes like peripheral neuropathy, lymphodema, and depression due to lack of support on the homefront, it's like I'm the diabetic so it's my problem, everyone eats garbage all the time and no one wants to eat healthy meals at regular times even when we are out like when we are at he hospital with my mom, if we stop it's usually fast food never someplace that might have healthy choices for me, so I either end up not eating or picking at a taste like leather pre packed salad that has been sitting all day waiting for someone to order it. (yuck!) When I found Diabetes Sisters I thought I found gold! thank you so much for being here!!! I think I'll be member for a long time. [img size=106]http://www.diabetessisters.org/images/fbfiles/images/COT_2012_Group_10_17_11_006.jpg[/img]
Posted about 7 years ago
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Hey Maxwell, welcome to the group!
I think people have snuck off for vacation this week!
You will find that your story is not unusual. Family and friend support is so important, but often missing. Sometimes we need to come right out and ask for help. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't!
That's why the Sisters are here for you! Being able to share with other women who have similar issues is invaluable.
Looking forward to hearing from you! (PS You have a lovely smile!):kiss:
Laurie P., moderator
Posted about 7 years ago
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Thanks for the welcome just happened to check my email and saw the email that someone had answered my post, I'm not going to stay on too long tonight as my Mom passed Wednesday morning and I am not in too good of shape. but I will be back soon.
Posted about 7 years ago
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So very sorry for your loss. Stay in touch. I will be thinking of you during your difficult time.
Posted about 7 years ago