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Sat Jun 09 10:13:59 EDT 2012

At age 56,I am obese, Type 1 for 32 years, yet am totally out of control with daily readings in the 500's. I need help now and don't know where to go
Asked By: phoeberoberts  
Category: Type 1
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I have wonderful new insurance, was approved for WLS with my old policy, but need to get my diabetes back in control now. I use a pump, have a CGM, yet am worse control than ever since the loss of my autistic child to cancer. Depression is also in the picture.
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2012-08-10 20:15:31.0

Hi paulajan,

Thanks for reaching out to dLife.

Losing a child can be devastating. There is help. First, see your doctor. Share your concerns. Both diabetes and depression are treatable.

Following an individualized diabetes treatment plan would be a good starting point in getting blood glucose to a safe level. There are effective treatments for depression that help improve emotional health and lower blood glucose. Your doctor can refer you to a counselor participating in your health plan.

Your counselor can direct you to a support group targeted for people with loss of a loved one. Talking with others coping with similar loss can be very helpful.

Read about diabetes and depression!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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2012-08-31 12:46:42.0

1. Newspaper http://news.yahoo.com/extraordinary-healing-miracle-diabetes-using-nithya-kriya-180022103.html They offer free online skype sessions at nithyakriya@gmail.com. Try it! no strings attached.
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