I am a type-1 diabetic. I use insulin when I eat carbs or when my blood sugar is high. I consulted my doctor about starting the Atkins diet and I am 3 weeks in. My blood sugar was fine for the first 3 weeks, but now my numbers are in the 200's, 300's & 400's. My daily carb intake limit is only 20 net carbs. I've looked everywhere online and found very little on the topic. Can anyone help explain WHY my blood sugar is so high please? How long will it stay high?View Thread
I don't have an endocrinologist who is willing to hear me out on this, so here I am begging ANYONE for comments, suggestions and advice. I have decided to dedicate most of my time to finding out if there is a link between diabetes-anxiety-panic attacks-depression and other common problems.
I was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes at the age of 12. About 2 weeks after I started taking insulin, I began experincing anxiety. It wasn't until later in life that the anxiety turned into anxiety ATTACKS & eventually into panic attacks. I have mostly controlled my gluclose numbers since day 1. As I got older, things started getting even worse. The anxiery and panic attacks were completely out of control. I had to start taking a medication to control the attacks. I know that having a low blood sugar can cause panic.
None of my family have diabetes & none of my family have anxiety/panic disorder. I've already done some research and most people who have diabetes DO in fact have some kind of other issue like I do.
Is anyone else in agreement that diabetes and anxiety-panic-depression, etc CAN go hand-in-hand? Real honest suggestions please.View Thread
I was wondering if diabetes could contribute or cause any kind of mental problems such as anxienty or panic attacks, seeing as though having high blood sugar seems to produce the same feelings of anxienty.
I was 12 years old when i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and 3 weeks later anxiety set in along with a few occasional panic attacks. I have been on pills at times too when i was 'honeymooning' and i seemed to have less anxiety then. I know the pancreas and adrenal glands are right next to each other. I am now on an insulin pump and working with my endocrinologist to get my number below the upper 200's.
It's been 9 years now that i have been dealing with this, and doctors would rather push meds then find the underlining cause.
So again, is there even the slightest chance that having uncontrolled diabetes effect your mental health?View Thread