What Do You Know About Depression and Diabetes? Join With Us to Write the Story

| Jun 7, 2007

Here at Diabetes Health, we're planning to write a primer on depression and diabetes. We want to delve into how the two intertwine, how depression impacts diabetes self-care, when to see a professional or consider drug therapy, how to talk about depression, and whether depression affects spouses of people with diabetes.

But before we start, we are coming to you, the patient experts who know the story from the inside out.

We're hoping that you will use the comments feature below to give us your insights into the complexities of depression and diabetes. Of course, you may make your comments completely anonymously, or, if you'd prefer, you may write us directly via our 'Contact Us' page. No matter how you choose to contribute, we need to hear your stories before we write our story.

So please, share your experiences and help us write an article that's the real deal. Thanks.

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Posted by jools on 14 April 2008

hi to every one who has diabeties. well i have had diabeties for 41yrs. i have had all that every one has talked about, but you know we are so lucky to have been told that we have diabeties in this last generation, because other wise we all would not be here at all living past a year in the olden days before insulin was discovered. i was told at 9yrs old that i would be lucky to see my 14th birthday. well i am now 50yrs this october and i am so glad that i have seen my son and daughter grow up to be fantastic people. they have given me 3 grandsons and 1 grandaughter who i to will see them all grow up and be great people to and maybe be around to be a great grandmother. we are all lucky to still be here. yes i am not well and take a lot of meds, but i amm determand to have a great life and go with the odds and out live my generation with hope and happiness. so you all pick up your chins and stand tall and be proud.
regards jools
from down under xx

Posted by denisoshaugh on 18 April 2008

A web search has not revealed any correlation between glucophage and irritability as a side-effect. I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic last July (2007) and my blood sugar is under control with 1000 mg glucophage twice daily and daily exercise and and diet which has enabled me to shed 25 pounds. However, during the same period I have been experiencing severe irritability which has made me inwardly very angry and intolerant towards family members, including my wife of 32 years for the first time in our relationship. I heard of a similar behavioural change in someone's father after being diagnosed and treated in the same way. It made me wonder if this mood change was an undocumented side-effect of glucophage?

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