I have been a type 2 diabetic for 20 yrs and still find myself eating chocolate all the time. This disease has me so depressed at times *most of the time) that I keep reaching for chocolate as my comfort food. I know it isnt healthy yet I cant seem to stop this vicious cycle. I have tried changing my diet to no avail. Is there anything out in the world that can help me?
Im not just depressed about eating chocolate, I am depressed about everything or Im feeling stressed which is depressing also. I live with my daughter and son-in-law cuz I cant afford living on my own. I am on SSDisabilty due to arthritis, fibro, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and last but certainly not least just plain ole depression. Ive been dealing with depression in some form or another all my life.
I need help--drastically. I dont have the necessary will power to stay away from my chocolate addiction. Is there anything out there that can be utilized to help with the cravings. Ive even tried to eat veggies and some fruit, but It causes cramps and I cant digest raw veggies that well.
I am 53, obese and gaining weight due to antidressants I have been taking. The dr and I have changed that a little so in time I hope to start losing weight again. In the meantime, I just dont know how to help myself--I cant think straight half the time and my sugars are staying very high. Its been this way for years, and I have been lucky so far, but I dont want to push my luck.
I will try anything or at least listen to suggestions. I am giving up my Mtn Dew-diet Mtn Dew. I just found out that most artificial sweeteners raise blood sugar levels too. I cant think of anything to help with the chocolate I consume or how to exchange for another food without causing IBS problems.
I know I am in a rut of my own making and I never should have let myself get this way, but I have. Now I am willing to say I need help. Now I am asking for help from people I dont know cuz my family only knows how to say is "I dont know what to say to you," or they say things that are rude.
Someone out there knows how I feel. I just need to meet him/her via the communities I am a part of or trying to join.
I want to thank you and everyone else who has responded to my discussion.
I started with a new primary doctor (I was at a teaching clinic for doctors ending their internship.) It has been difficult for me with changing doctors every 1-2 years. I have always felt like they didnt care to read basics of my chart. I always have to repeat myself to the next doctor cuz he/she never looked at the past problems I have had. I just didn't feel the 'love, care, and lack of attention' that I deserved after being with them for over a decade.
A spine wellness doctor suggested I go to an internal medicine doctor so that I am only being seen by one doctor that can give the attention needed to help me with my numerous problems. I am not saying that the clinic was lax in their care, but I think they felt like they couldn't do as much with me as they like. For example it has been over a year since my A1c has been checked so I dont know where I stand. It can't be very good.
With the new doctor I had set up a new patient appt. and instead of just doing a intake she launched into running labs, checking feet, etc., and let me know she was taking things seriously. I kinda felt pampered. So I am starting out with food journals, feet care referrals (feet aren't bad, she just wanted me to pamper them too,) and taking a serious look at losing weight and increasing my movement and exercising levels.
Knowing that I can talk to people within this community helps alot too. Cuz I am talking to people who are going thru much of the same thing. I read lots of discussions and have been coming out of each one learning something. It helps my depression cuz I have the outlet of writing to people and having them understand what we are all going thru.
You all have been an inspiration to me and I no longer feel as alone as I once did.