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Tue Sep 20 19:11:21 EDT 2011

I'm tired of it all...
Asked By: honda80  

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I have given up on Type II and am burnt out...to the point that I no longer take my insulin, orals and eat whatever I want...stress at work doesnt help, family is tired of it too, and there are no intervention clinics to help (like you see for drug abuse addictions). My blood glucose is 300s in the morning and 500s after I eat. So what is my question? I dont even know at this point...
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Expert Answers (1)
2011-10-04 13:27:32.0

ysidell682: The answer to your non-question lies within. Do you want to feel well? Do you want to live a "healthy" life? Do you want to prevent horrific complications? What DO you want? You have to answer these questions for yourself. I can compose a LONG list of reasons WHY you should care and WHAT you should do . . . but ultimately it's up to you to decide what you want.

There's no question you're suffering from the so called "Diabetes Burn Out" and anyone who has lived with diabetes for any length of time can relate to your frustration. What are going to do about it? Finding a way to overcome your depression may take counseling, medication, and by all means exercise. Getting your family involved is very important. You say they're tired of it too, but are they tired of the diabetes you suffer from, or tired of the way you react to it? Are you clinically depressed or simply wallowing in self-pity? Do you have friends with diabetes you could talk to? Have you looked for a Diabetes Support Group in your area? Have you read some of the great dLife articles about how others deal with their stress? Are you a man of faith? If so, have you sought divine guidance? What would God have you do with your life?

Ultimately you have two choices:

1. Approach your doctor and let him or her know exactly how you are feeling and what you have been doing. Work together to find a solution that will help you.

2. Suffer and die.

I hope you choose #1.

Answered By: Anne Carroll
Accreditations: RN, CDE
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2011-10-31 11:38:22.0

When tired take a nap. When hungry eat. ......................................... Doing either one unfortunately will not solve the fundamental problems we all face. It will still be there afterwards waiting like an angry dog. We must deal with it... some days you will do very well. Some days you want to forget and pretend it never happened, a "do over". Bottom line, you cannot ignore it... it will not like that, one little bit! Grab a leash, buy a collar, and teach this puppy obedience! There will be a lot of wet spots in the rug, and a bunch of chewed up shoes, shreaded curtains, eaten pillows. Do nothing it will destroy you 100 percent certain. You must not let it. Find someone local who can help you train it. Local hospital, local C.D.E., local specialty clinic who solely deals with diabetes. Your doctor. They will all help you make the collar fit right, and give you the basics. Follow through. You will be amazed... when you are taking a walk together it will be good thing to see...... For now acknowledge and respect that it exists. Giving up will not prevent it. Want to borrow my super-soaker, we'll teach it to stop chewing together!? Its not our dog, its yours... but, I'll gladly help you with it... here you go (offering the water pistol) Stuart
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2011-10-27 20:52:52.0

Wow.....ooo. You are so sad. Part of your sadness/anger is actually because of your high blood sugars. Honest. I have a family who can attest to mood connected to blood sugars. Okay, you wrote in to this blog. Take one more risk. Get your Blood Sugar down for a little while. See if your mood doesn't improve. I know the whole thing stinks, but you have diabetes, so give it a go. Good luck!!!!!
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2011-09-28 13:19:19.0

I have had diabetes (type 1) since 1965. It has been a long haul. There is no real answer for someone who has given up besides..."don't!" Slow down...log everything you do. Record the highs and the lows and the food and the exercise (or lack thereof), and the stressers (home...work...family...friends) and see if you can find reasons for what is happening. Then figure out if you want to deal with it or not. I sat down about 15 years ago and wrote a list of the things I enjoyed and another list of the things I didn't. I also made note of whether I had the control to change any of them. I work at doing the things I enjoy, the things that allow me to do the things I enjoy, and the things I have to do to survive. Life is usually good. It is more in the attitude than anything else. Sometimes my attitude sucks...sometimes it doesn't. Good luck!
Answered By: tpthorpe

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2011-09-28 13:17:03.0

I have had diabetes (type 1) since 1965. It has been a long haul. There is no real answer for someone who has given up besides..."don't!" Slow down...log everything you do. Record the highs and the lows and the food and the exercise (or lack thereof), and the stressers (home...work...family...friends) and see if you can find reasons for what is happening. Then figure out if you want to deal with it or not. I sat down about 15 years ago and wrote a list of the things I enjoyed and another list of the things I didn't. I also made note of whether I had the control to change any of them. I work at doing the things I enjoy, the things that allow me to do the things I enjoy, and the things I have to do to survive. Life is usually good. It is more in the attitude than anything else. Sometimes my attitude sucks...sometimes it doesn't. Good luck!
Answered By: tpthorpe

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