Hi, I am 48, female, 22 kilos overweight, have diabetes type 2 for two years, Menieres for 11 years, depression for 24, and an allergy to vit C all my life. I am having big trouble accepting Diabetes into my life.
Mind you I was doing fine for a while. Maintaining a low salt diet, a healthy weight, and talking to a “friend” and then it all went haywire .I hurt my back, the depression got worse and the Menieres became uncontrollable, and I gained heaps of weight. The “friend” also moved too far for me to get to on my own.
And that’s when Diabetes managed to catch me!
You see my Grandma and Mum are both diabetic and I had gestational diabetes with all my pregnancies so it was enevitable that once I stopped being able to maintain a healthy weight, it would get me.
The problem now is that I can hardly move on bad days. I am deaf in one ear and going deaf in the other (Menieres) and there are days where the “brain fog” from Menieres makes it too hard to all cope with diabetes as well.
The confusion I feel at trying to cope with it all is immense. My abilty to plan and change from things I know isn’t there. I need to have it all written down so I can read it over and over til it gets through…I just don’t get it. I know people go through denial and maybe that is what is making understanding diabetes so hard for me. But I wish it would all go away and things would go back to normal.