Hy every one, I seem to manage my diabetes pritywell, but i am finding it getting very stressfull of late. I was first diognose in 2003 and i am taking three different typs of insulin,plus other medication. dose this ring a bell to you.
What is it that you are finding stressful? Are your levels too high a lot of the time? It can get us all down from time to time unfortunately, as it is something you have to think about and are reminded about every day, so you can't really escape from it. Talking about what is troubling you here is a good way of relieving the stress a bit, so please let us know what things stress you most at the moment.
As Northerner says, stress seems to be an integral part of diabetes at times, which is difficult to get away from. I would imagine you get pretty fed up of all the different meds and having to juggle them every day.
I hope sharing your troubles helps to reduce them a bit.
I am 73 years of age, and have suffered with depression for many years so when i was told of me having typ 2 diabetes it seemed the last straw. I mostly fear of having complication developing exspecily neopthy.By the way i am a male. I knew someone who had his legs amputated who had diabets.
I think it's perfectly normal to worry about complications Nigel. What you need to remember though is that treatments are getting better all the time and as long as you do your best and keep up with your checks and appointments then you will greatly reduce the risk of anything getting to such a point as with the man you knew. If might be worth discussing your concerns with your nurse or doctor so that they can try and reassure you or take action if there is anything in particular concerning you. It is such a blow when you are already suffering from depression to be diagnosed with something as life-changing as diabetes, I think a lot of us here appreciate how you feel.
Do you currently have any problems, like numb or painful feet?