Type 2 diabetes and depression

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Hello everyone,

Having type 2 diabetes has been put in connection with depression. Therefore experts suggest that patients receive treatment for depression if they have type 2 diabetes (read the article here).
Do you struggle with depression as a result of your diabetes? Or maybe the other way around?

Good day to you all,

Marina

Beginning of the discussion - 15/07/2014

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Hello. My GP mentioned it, but I declined since I feel just fine. My wife and I are aware of the symptoms of depression and feel comfortable with the decision. For now at least. I try to stay active and get experiences that makes me feel "alive".

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i think it depends on the person ,how bad the depression is like myself I'm type 2 and suffer with chronic depression and anxiety and have been on meds for all since 2007

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I have in the past had chronic anxiety attacks and depression and was being councelled for it untypical for me I joined a church group and have gained great confidence, and weaned myself off the medication, the church have put in a lot of time for me and attending their social events, although I have never been a drinker I am now alchohol free and have not smoked for 8 years, though I take a lot of tablets for diabetes and numatherapy.

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Hi Everyone,

I am a new person on the site so hello out there.

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My annual diabetic review has questions about depression.   I have always had lows from time to time and vary from low to steady but never euphoric.   Should I consider the lows to be caused by my diabetes or just normal for me.

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I have bouts of serious depression that I had before my heart attack and subsequent diabetes and it has been all out war against all these conditions. I have now gone 16 years since my serious heart attack and had three bad depression sessions of about six months each in that time. I have also managed to get my blood sugar levels under control with a combination of diet and meds (Metformin) through going on a strict low carb diet that I have actually found easy. I am now 64 and in very good shape for my age and have a rescue staffie that keep me walking every day!

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In my husband's case the depression came first  - he has suffered from it for 50 years, but was only diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 last year.

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hi everyone, i am really struggling with my illnesses at this time and i feel that i haven't got much support with either medically or not anyone to share the same illnesses with so i would really like you to share same with me if you can please

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HI I DO THINK THE TWO THINGS ARE LINKED MY DIABETES CAME AFTER A BREAK DOWN AND THEN DEPRESSION.   HELLO PEPPER1 IM SORRY YOU ARE STRUGGLING AND IM NOT SURPRISED CONSIDERING ALL YOUR PROBLEMS I TO HAVE DIABETES DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC PAIN AND SOMETIMES I FEEL VERY ALONE,I HAVE A LOVELY FAMILY BUT STILL FEEL THEY DONT UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH IM AFFECTED BY MY ILLNESS AS I TRY TO BE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE AROUND THEM I KIND OF COVER UP A LOT OF MY PROBLEMS SORT OF SUFFER IN SILENCE AS I THINK THEY MIGHT THINK I MOAN ALOT.YOU MIGHT FIND IT BETTER TO TALK ON FORUMS SUCH AS THIS PLEASE DONT FEEL ALONE 

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