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Re: [IP] Diabetes and Anxiety
In a message dated 06/02/2000 1:26:10 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< One of the goals just set today was to leave my desk area WITHOUT going
through the thought process of what I ate last, how much insulin I took and
what the probability of a hypo occuring before I returned, and not taking
provisions of lifesavers or money for vending with me at all times. >>
Sorry, but this still scares the *(&^** out of me! and I've been pretty
stable for awhile now, but there is always the possibilty of a low, no matter
how careful you are, and personally, I ALWAYS carry tablets or something with
me. My mind is constantly occupied with these thoughts too, when did I last
eat, what was my bg, what should it be now, in fact right now I'll stop
typing and test cause I ate a piece of pie an hour ago and guessed on the
The only times I have not been "on the edge" of a panic attack was when I
was doing two shots a day and running 300's, which is not a good trade off.
The only way I've found to manage the panic is to BE PREPARED. If it makes
me feel better to go walking around my block with a meter and tabs, so what??
I just take them with me and I feel SAFE. Going too low is always an
immediate concern when we try to hover around 100, of course we are scared,
but the end result is worth it.
<<and relax more about dealing with diabetes, but do most pumpers out there
have careers or is diabetes their career??>> Yes to both. We have careers,
and diabetes is also a career. Not to mention the mommy/wife gig. I've
often felt I have two full time jobs, my work to earn a living, and my life
with dm. And when I've tried to make dm a part-time effort, I've gotten so
sick and out of control it wasn't worth the time gained ignoring it.
<> Oh yes it is pump related. Makes me feel great to think I'm not the only
neurotic one <VBG>. You see. . . . if we're all neurotic, then we'll all
make our own version of NORMAL together!!! Let me guess . . . this therapist
has never seen a bg meter read "lo".
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, made my day!
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