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Re: [IPk] Good News Or Not?

Hi Dave

You have had some terrible experiences in your life.  Do the doctors think
that your diabetes could have been caused by the steroids that you took for
the kidney problems?  Are your kidneys OK now?

I can begin to imagine how you would have felt having this happen at this
vulnerable age.  One of my best friends at school was Dxed with D at 13 and
she probably felt very lonely as we didn't really understand what she when
through at the time.   We just thought she got on with it but one day she
told me how sick and tired she was of it all.  Back then she was  told to
eat a low carb diet and she had to weigh everything out.  She was allowed to
eat cheese and used to have cheese sandwiches everyday.  When she was older
and we used to   go out for drinks she often used to get moody she was only
supposed to drink one small gin and tonic!!  We just didnt really understand
how she felt we were unable to put ourselves in her shoes.

It's funny how its all changed now with the emphasis on eating more carbs
but some, now  are advocating very low crab diets again.   Who is right?

Anyway, it must have been very hard to find that at such an age where your
physical health is so important that your body was "letting you down".  Very
difficult to  come to terms with that.  I should think that is enough to
have made you feel that you were robbed. You were robbed of your health and
then robbed again, just as things were starting to get better, diabetes came
along.   I hope that the psychiatrists can find a solution to your
depression.  Dont give up you have done some very positive things in the
last few year getting yourself on a pump in the first place is no mean feat.
Take care and tell us how things go.

Mum of Sasha and twin sister Beckie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Sayer" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 28 January 2002 21:23
Subject: Re: [IPk] Good News Or Not?

> Hi Jackie,
> The depression started about four years after the diabetes, I had severe
> kidney diesease and was on steroids for 12 years the took me off them too
> quickly and I started showing signs of D about six months later. With the
> kidney diesease I couldn't have salt ie: in cooking, crisps, and also
> oranges for some strange reason. So from an early age I could'nt eat
> which I thought at the time was the staple diet of any young child and it
> seemed that everyone was always eating them, and oranges, I use to play
> Sunday football and half time guess what? yep oranges, so I always felt
> out, so when I was stopped on the steriods and they said I could have salt
> YAHOO I felt I would end up looking like a crisp the amount I use to eat.
>     Then 6 months later 3 stone lighter and a thirst of an alcoholic I was
> diagnosed Diabetic.
>      Obviously your child has this younger, but I felt twice I had been
> robbed of something, and no matter how hard you try to be normal you're
> but times have changed, schools are a lot more understanding etc.
>      Anyway I have over the last 22yrs of depression have tried several
> types of anti depressants some work better than others but no matter how
> hard I try I am never completly free of it, the counciling does help but I
> am starting to think I never will be completly free.
>      The psyciatrists are also convinced that my severe health problems
> since birth have given me this trouble, but they are convinced they can
> soif they are so am I.
> Regards
> Dave.
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