I honestly think that my diabetes is

more debilitating that the remnants of my schizophrenia at this point. I have been taking several naps a day lately and I’m pretty sure the majority of it is due to worsening diabetes.

Between, diabetes, meds, schizophrenia and my age, I’m just getting the crap kicked out of me by fatigue lately. I think diabetes is the biggest factor though.

Some advice: Don’t get it. It blows to be exhausted every few hours.

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Hope you feel better Bowens. Diabetes runs in my family and I wouldnt be surprised if I get it later on in life, considering how poor my diet is.

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My psychiatrist said that diabetes can be caused by the weight gain from the meds.

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Walk walk in the light,
Walking is the best one for this,
Atleast 45 mins daily

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I walk my dog about 30 minutes every other day and have been doing squats. I dunno if it’s enough but I’m trying.

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My friends father was on meds due to diabetes but with exercise and diet he got better, the doc said he didn’t need meds anymore.

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Yeah, supposedly, it’s reversable in the first 5 years or so for some people. I hope so.

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Yeah I’ve got type 2 diabetes and also between the meds I’m taking and the diabetes I’m lying down on the couch a lot

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Dude diabetes runs in my family i got diabetes on june 15th and it was from a poor diet… excerise and eat better best advice for u…i didnt do it and thats why i got it i think

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Thanks for reminding us. I’ve been trying to eat light or fast for at least 16 hours about every 4 days. Maybe that will help me.

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You are going to have to alter your diet or go on insulin, otherwise, you will really physically damage your body and go into DKA or get pancreatitis. I say this with love. High blood sugars cause so much damage. Take care of yourself!

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Thanks @sweetpotatofries . I’m trying altering my diet significantly now. But I also have an appointment with doc to discuss options. I’m working on getting it under control.

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That’s good you are doing something about it. I don’t want you to become debilitated from it. It’s a nasty disease to have. The sooner it’s controlled the better!

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I feel for you @Bowens as my great grandma and her son, my grandpa basically died from diabetes. My cousin is on an insulin pump since nine years old so it is for sure in my family.

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Think positively. I have Sz, diabetes, and now a heart problem (Grade II Diastolic Disfunction). It’s where my heart muscle doesn’t relax completely after contracting from years of high blood pressure.

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I know this sounds strange, but it is helpful if you exercise after eating. It will naturally help lower your sugars if they are high. I know you feel sleepy when they are high, but it’s better to do some kind of exercise to help lower it, rather than take a nap. It is a way to help lower the numbers.

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Read an awesome article in Science News magazine today that talked about Cone Snails. Apparently when they sting they release a fast acting insulin along with their venom. The current insulin is slow acting but the chemical results of Cone Snail insulin looks promising to researchers.

Hopefully soon.

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Just give yourself the best care you know.

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i feel ya
controlling sugars and a1c sux while dealing with sz meds just sux

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