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help for diabetese depression/burnout
lynzeev212 posted:
I'm looking for some help/input... I've been a type 1 diabetic for a lil over 18yrs and since last year I've been having that 'burnout / depression ' diabetes problem. I don't know how I can get out of it or what I can do.
mrscora01 responded:
Hi there and sorry it took me so long to answer you. I don't pop in here that often any more. Yup! T1 can be just sooooo much work. And I've also found, over the years, that you also end up getting abuse because once you are an adult, people think you are a T2 and wonder what you "did" to get it. Sigh.

While the T2 community here is great, Diabetes Daily has a huge number of type 1s and you can get some help. Very supportive. If I were you, I would also post here at WebMd on the "regular" diabetes board . There are a number of insulin users who can also help.

In the meantime, is there anything in particular I can help with or are you just feeling generally bad and not knowing where to start?

alitype1 responded:
Hi. I am new to this site. I have had type 1 since I was 22, now 37. I have a busy life- married, two young boys and work full-time. I am trying to manage the disease better but sooo burned out and feeling depressed lately. So I can definitely relate. I just want a vacation from type 1 for a bit.
rebeccalu replied to alitype1's response:
Hi alitype1,

I too am type 1, have been for 23 years. I'm now 34 and pregnant. I can relate to your feeling of burn out. I am 20 weeks pregnant and have already been to more doctors than I would've cared to for my entire pregnancy. Between getting read the riot act of potential complications at every visit and being physically worn down from the pregnancy itself, it doesnt leave much energy for me to take care of my 7 year old son (class parent) with all of his activities and give the attention required to my full time job! I'm doing the best I can and trying to be grateful for all that I have... Its just been a LOT lately and I feel like I need a break from the poking and prodding at the doctor. My lasts a1c was 6.3% and that was considered "borderline" by my gyno. I would love to chat with others going through the same.

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