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RE: [IP] Depression



I agree.  Note though:   If Situational Depression lasts more than
6months, it can be diagnosed as Clinical Depression.  Rachel

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> From: 	Darrin Parker[SMTP:email @ redacted]
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> Sent: 	Thursday, July 23, 1998 1:27 PM
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> Subject: 	Re: [IP] Depression
> 
> >I think we are talking about two different things here. One being
> clinical
> >depression and the other mood swings (for lack of a better word)
> caused by
> >high or low sugars.
> 
> 
> *Three* different things:
> 
> IMO:
> 
> Clinical Depression as mentioned in this thread.
> 
> Situational Depression.  Based on my expereince; I frequently get into
> this
> when I relaize that despite an altered lifestyle (MDI) and the
> meticulous
> daily routine and energy I put into bg control:  IT IS A TOTAL WASTE
> OF
> TIME.  Since I can't please any doctor nor acheive a perfect A1C nor
> exercise w/o being "punished" with hypos all the next day... ...so I
> might
> as well give up.   (Lasts days to weeks for me).
> 
> Mood Swings.  Very real and IMO, *definitely* caused by bg
> fluctuations.
> One severe low or one severe high can affect one's mood for the entire
> day;
> not just for the duration of the abnormal bg level!
> 
> BTW:  There have been long and interesting discussions on depression
> and
> diabetes in the misc.health.diabetes newsgroup.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Darrin Parker
> email @ redacted   Nova Scotia, Canada!
> 
> "Silence is a lie.  Silence has a loud voice.  It shouts, 'Nothing
> important is happening -- don't worry.' So, when something important
> IS
> going on, silence is a lie."  -A.M. Rosental
> 
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> and go
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