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Sashay posted:
My husb has been diabetic for 17 yrs, just started insulin (already on metformin, glyburide, Actos, glucophage, Lexapro for depression) about to start dialysis, committed suicide fri a.m., please tell me something.

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Anon_320 responded:
Sashay, my heart just breaks for you. I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. I'm sure you're in shock.

I don't think anyone can tell you why your husband would have committed suicide. It could have been his depression, or an uncommon side effect of one of his medications, but I don't think there's any way to know for sure.

I hope you are getting a lot of support from family and friends. When you're ready, please think about getting some counseling. Something like this is traumatizing, I know, and can be hard to recover from without some help.
 
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SharonNVirginia responded:
Sashay,
My heart goes out to you.

My vote would be dialysis. It is my greatest fear as a diabetic and truly, I would prefer death. Depression makes everything more difficult. For a man, who is supposed to always be in control and never be afraid the combination of dialysis, insulin and depression might have been overwhelming. I think suicide is very hard on the spouse. Try to understand why your husband could see no way out without blaming yourself. Maybe he even thought he would be a burden to you, perhaps eventually being confined to a nursing home.


Read the Bible for comfort, especially the Psalms. Pray. Join a support group.
Love from a diabetic from a very diabetic family,
Sharon


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