I suffer from depression and I take tablets for it but recently I stopped taking them. There was no real reason for it, it just sort of happened. I also stopped taking my diabetes medication and I lost the script for my needle that I have twice a day so the other day I thought I would test my blood. A normal blood sugar level is between 5-8. Mine was 19.5. Way too high. I was at my psychologist yesterday and she helped me realise that as much as I look after my family I neglect myself.

I so want to look after myself so I am back on the pills and if I can’t find my byetta script I will get another one. I do suffer from depression and I do have diabetes and if I don’t look after myself I will make my children motherless and I lost my mother when I was 16 and I do not want that for my kids.

Posted by puddlepie, 20th November 2013

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  • Most mums seem to put themselves last on the list and neglect the smaller things. I completely understand about your medication. It can just sometimes “happen” and things creep up on you unexpectedly. Take care and I hope all goes well for you in the future.


  • I am happy that you are back on your medication, it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

    I tend to put my families needs in front of my own, and then neglect my own health and needs. I try to get out of bed an hour earlier than my children, have a shower, get dressed for the day, have a coffee , make my bed, just spend a few minutes in silence and then begin my day. It has helped me may help for you too xx


  • Good on you for seeking help. How are you going now


  • Look after yourself, your a very important part of the family.


  • yeah i think that you are incredible and you have to stay strong! good on you

    • hope that you are happier now. depression sucks


  • all the best on the road to good health


  • Seeking help is the first step to recovey and you are on track! all the best!


  • Thank you. I am trying to and today is a good day. I know I will have many more.


  • Like you I suffer from depression and am currently on tablets. It is MOST important you be the best you can be for those you love. Take time out for you, nurture yourself inside and out, your on the right track hun


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