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Re: [IPk] Good News Or Not?

Sorry Dave, sorry Everyone,

I haven't been on the computer for ages and I am trying to catch up with all
my emails etc.

I have also suffered with depression on numerous occasions over the years. I
also heard (via a number of health professionals) that diabetics are prone
to it.  The first time I had it was just months after being diagnosed (Feb
1989, when I was 16)  but I wasn't depressed because of my depression and I
never have been depressed because of my diabetes, I just get fed up of it
sometimes which is not the same thing.

I have been on anti-depressants a few times and they always work for me and
so I'm not on them for long thankfully.  I have never had counselling
although my friend swears by it!

Sometimes my depression is caused by something that has happened and
sometimes it just seems to be that old chemical imbalance thing.

Take care Dave, I hope you are feeling a bit better.

Gaye (currently depressed but have had three 'good' days in a row and seem
to be feeling better).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Sayer" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002 11:31 PM
Subject: [IPk] Good News Or Not?

> Hello Everyone,
>      I had two hospital appointments this week, first my eyes, my
> is still fairly stable, this is the second year in a row, needless to say
> second year on the pump.
>      Also my HbA1c was 8.4 not exactly low but identical to last years,
> the two years on the pump its remained 7.4 to 8.4 so i'm fairly pleased, I
> a different doc not my consultant but he had obviously read my notes
> hand. He said before we start i can't really help you much as you know so
> but was fascinated about how much info I get from this group, he was
> helpful in listening and offering advice where he could, at the end of the
> i came away feeling quite pleased.
>      I did point out that my weight had gone up to 13 stone which I'm not
> happy about as i do really watch what I eat so I planning on trying to
> some weight.although most people say I don't look fat as i am fairly
> but obviously it concerns me because it can lead to complications.
>      The real problem i have is my depression I have severe problems with
> and i feel that if I didn't get depressed I would probably have
> better control, I am on antidepressants and have been on and off since i
> 14 and I get weekly group and monthly one2one counselling, its  been about
> months the bout I'm having some days I can hardly function, which isn't
> with a family which then makes me feel worse. I did explain this to the
> and he said that often diabetics do suffer from depression.
>      I wonder are there others in the group who suffer as well, I know
> did mention it, is it just me or have most of us gone or are going through
> this , I wonder has anyone heard of links relating to the two of these.
>      Sorry to be a miserable git be I felt like asking.
> Dave :-(
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