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help for diabetese depression/burnout
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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.
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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?

Cora
 
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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.
 
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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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charpbt1d responded:
Can so relate! I've been through periods of regular burnout over the years. I'm just coming out of one. Got into it for several reasons, but yes, it seems they come on when life is heavy and we never get a vacay from T1. Oh to get a vacay! Wouldn't that be a high dollar vacay

Anyway, I am starting a transformation challenge (with normal people...haha) next month to keep me on the right track. I'm nervous because I'm going into it knowing I may get fed up/depressed/frustrated because I'm the one with a handicap in the challenge. The one who the disclaimer points the finger at ("disclaimer : results typical unless you have a chronic illness" <=== yep! that's me!). But, I am going to do it, not because I think I have any chance at winning up against healthy people who want to tone up, but because I want to document everything for the type 1 females out there that feel like I do.

I'm going to share my progress, my weekly results pics (yes, that scares the heck out of me...I have flab and bruises from inserts) and my exact nutrition and workout along with my struggles and successes..

I'm going to start a group somewhere so I can share the info with any T1D females who are interested. I hope to find a support group where we can gather and collect info that helps each other. I really want to collect data from chicks like me. I'm tired of being the disclaimer


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