Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mood and Diabetes, What Gives!

I have been reading alot of other Blogs this week.  Got to say I love "Six Until Me"!  Great blog!  I am not a great writer, so I will ask you all to bear with me.

I do note that I enjoy the quicker to read blogs, the ones injected with stories and humour.  I think this is what my Blog writing goal shall be for the new year---no promises though

Let's talk about mood and diabetes...lets face it keeping the mood up for the avg person can be a challenge in this day and age. 

I've noticed that when the sugar reading is up the mood is down(be it; irritable, grumpy or as my wife would say angry) "Test your sugar you are acting crazy"  Sound familiar. 

Inversly when the sugar is low our mood also swings, for me I talk more, "I feel low but did you hear about so and so....." Then my wife will pipe up and say; "Test your sugar already...or shut up and drink the juice already!" 

What ever the case, each of us with diabetes act or shall I say,  react differently to lows and highs.  Unfortunately some of us don't feel any different at all. 

Mood, what about it though, I mean really, stats tell us that diabetes and depression generally go hand-in-hand.

Gee I wonder why---could it be because we have to think about the damn thing 24/7 and the minute we don't we throw the control out the window!  Of course denial is great for the mind but lousy for the body!  Hello grieving process if you are newly diagnosed.

I notice it is often over looked during physician apts, the doc or nurse will say things like, your last A1C was *** and your fasting Lipids were *** but what they should do is say so "How are you feeling about managing this diabetes"  Maybe its just me.  I find I have to blurt out that I am tired of it, for them to notice.  It should be the other way around.

My point is more attention needs to be given to this topic!

Damn, I am blabbing again.

Perhaps I should do a quick poke!  Phew not low. 

Well, until next time.



Karen said...

Great points!!! I often get really cranky when I'm low. Or that "can't stop talking" thing you mentioned. Either of those two will usually prompt my husband to suggest that I should test. As for highs, I'm not really sure they effect my mood - I think they just make me very tired. And I'm with you on the depression too - I've never been formally diagnosed but I know I struggle with bouts of it off and on.

Oh, and I agree about Kerri's blog - she's a superstar for sure!!

Kerri. said...

Hey Trevor! :) Thanks for the shout out, and I'm happy to see that you're blogging. Thanks for your emails, and I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

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