Watch out for the depression

Depression is a fact of life. Most of us will have to face it some time or the other. There is no single person in the world that is not susceptible or not likely to get it. Some doctors will tell you that it is a chemical imbalance, others say it is a emotional imbalance. I don't know what it is, but it sure is going to affect every human being at one time or another.

A diabetic has to be a lot more vigilant about this. There are multiple reason to know how to avoid getting into a depressing state, the main one being that you start to neglect yourself and your health. Depression is characterized by a lack of interest. For a diabetic, loosing interest in maintaining your health is a very serious issue. Getting off the sugar control wagon takes very little time. Getting back on the wagon and gaining control of those wild horses is a Herculean task. Check out Jay's blog story about his feeling the effect of the big D.

I am still new to the disease and am learning as I go. I realize that being anal all the time about your sugar, exercise, food, weight takes its toll. It takes us so much of your mental real estate, that you start to miss out on other things that are important too. I realize that you have to be constantly searching and working for a balance. I am thinking about taking on some meditation and yoga to keep the balance. No balance, no life.

A last link for folks reading this. Depressed diabetics have a higher mortality risk.


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