Skip to content
I am really struggling...
courtney83 posted:
Hi there, I have been type 1 for 21 years. I am 29 yrs old, female. After years of not having good bs control I am now facing the consequences. I have numerous diabetes complications, one of the most challenging being gastroparesis. I have a very supportive husband, although he is currently deployed. I have so many blessings in my life and I choose to focus on them. One being I have health insurance( good insurance too) We all know what a relief that is. But I find myself being depressed and moody alot of the time(esp with my hubby). I just really need to talk to someone in my similar situation. Like most type 1 , you would never think by looking at me that i have all the health issues I do. I am not into having a pity party , I just need someone to relate to......
mrscora01 responded:
I've had a number of complications too and like you, you can't really tell looking at me. How are your sugars running? If they are up or all over the place, this will add to depression. I had some real issues for a while and opted to go on meds. Once my brain chemistry was back in balance I was weaned off the drug and have been fine ever since.

The gastro can be a real pain. I still have it, but it's not as bad. I found it got better after my kidney transplant.

Feel free to vent with me if you need to. I've been there, and done that.

altanea_ responded:
I go through a lot of depression and wish i didnt. Im only 18 and do a lot of things i shouldnt seeing how i have diabetes and i was just wondering what kind of complications youve gone through?

Spotlight: Member Stories

I've been living with t1 for just about 30 yrs.

Helpful Tips

Symlin and low blood sugars
I've tried using Symlin several times, but I've never managed to get my insulin dosing to work with it. While using it I experienced some ... More
Was this Helpful?
10 of 21 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.